Email Fraud

I recently received a bounced email on my gmail account. It would appear some body at this IP-address ( attempted to send an email as me to that IP-address is in the range 192.83.180.* registered to “Ministry of Education Computer Center, Taipei Taiwan” There is a middle man ( which is a polish web hosting company located in France.

I’m actually kind of flattered that somebody from taiwan’s ministry of education wanted to send email as me. But I do not appear to have any apparent relevant skills for the company This is very odd. I should ask my taiwaneese roommate if he’s playing a prank on me, or if I should ask friends at gmail how serious this is to my online identity?

from:  Mail Delivery Subsystem
date:  Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 12:45 PM
subject:  Delivery Status Notification (Failure)
:  Important mainly because of the people in the conversation.

Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:


Technical details of permanent failure:
Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the recipient domain. We recommend contacting the other email provider for further information about the cause of this error. The error that the other server returned was: 550 550 5.1.1 Mail Refused – Address <> Recipient Unknown (state 14).

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Received: by with SMTP id p18mr49440063vdf.79.1321476306469;
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       by with SMTP id cg1si2765747vdc.124.2011.;
       Wed, 16 Nov 2011 12:45:06 -0800 (PST)
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