[thelist] http://njabl.org/ ??

Michael Pemberton mpember at phreaker.net
Sun Sep 28 18:28:57 CDT 2003

John C Bullas <jcbullas at nildram.co.uk> wrote:

> At 10:55 28/09/2003, you wrote
> >Has anyone else been receiving emails from these guys?  They claim:
> >
> >----- start quote from original -----
> >This is an automated test message for the purpose of finding and
> >adding open relays to our dnsbl.  If you have any questions, see
> >http://njabl.org/
> >-----  end quote from original  -----
> >
> >Sounds a bit suspect?
> if it is legitimate open relay testing they are looking for their own 
> messages to be sent out the other side of your mail server
> check the destination address
> if it does you get blacklisted ;) or they use you for spamming?
> FB

The address seems to be formulated in a mangled fashion.

something at theirdomain@mydomain

If they were really testing for sending mail, this seems a bit strange.  Why
not use the real address instead of appending my domain to the end?

Has anyone else out there seen this format for email addresses?  The only time
I have seen this is at work where we have an old VAX system for internal mail
and need to append @net to the end of en external address.

Michael Pemberton
evolt at mpember.net.au

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