[thelist] Am I relaying?

Michael Pemberton evolt at mpember.net.au
Tue Mar 8 18:37:05 CST 2005

Chris Ditty wrote:
> Any suggestions on how to weed all this out and to tell if mail is
> still being sent out?

You could try "sending spam" from external system.  This would mean 
attempting to connect to the server from the outside and send mail to an 
external account.

Since SMTP is the same port for send as it is for recieving, there is 
every chance that someone will attept to send mail to an external 
address.  The only thing you can do is configure how the mail server 
handles it.

Normally people drop these emails.  However, it is possible that this 
server has been sending it to an "admin" account.  It is also possible 
that the email is being sent to a catch-all account.

That's the extent of my skills, maybe someone who knows the particular 
software better may be of more help.  Have you tried the normal channels 
of support for the server software?

Michael Pemberton
evolt at mpember.net.au

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