I am receiving spam addressed to a particular non-existent user on my own
account (not a postmaster account), which is at the same domain as the
non-existent user.  The catch-all setting for the domain is "bounced".

How can this happen?

Here is an example header, to clarify.  Since I am not suspecting that
DNS-resolving issues are involved, I have changed the domain name to

> Return-Path: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Delivered-To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Received: (qmail 43200 invoked from network); 6 Oct 2003 21:52:43 -0000
> Received: from unknown (HELO (
> by vps.breathsense.com with SMTP; 6 Oct 2003 21:52:43 -0000
> From: "Expert Programmers" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Subject: Better Applications Require Better Developers!   wzjf
> X-Priority: 3
> Message-Id: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2003 14:52:55 +0400
> X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2800.1106
> X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
> Mime-Version: 1.0
> Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
> boundary="----=_NextPart_005_0001_BNOJVXEC.BDBQJPGV"

"faith" is neither an account nor a forward for the domain in question, and
so should bounce.  If I send to that address, either locally or via another
SMTP it bounces.

So how can a message "To" that address end up "Delivered-To" me?

I am using:
    vpopmail 5.3.12
    qmail 1.03
    qmailadmin 1.0.6

Thanks for any help.

-Kurt Bigler

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