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MXToolbox reporting open relay on Exim

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by wonsil, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. wonsil

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    Since July, I have been gray listed by a company because http://www.mxtoolbox.com/diagnostic.aspx is reporting my Exim as an open relay. I am using the default Cpanel config and can't relay telneting to port 25. I'm not on any blacklists so far but I wonder why the tool thinks Exim is an open relay? I saw a few posts on outside forums. Do your Exim setups report as an open relay as well from the above site?

    Thanks,

    Mark W.
     
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    Seems like a bug in their tester
     
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    Mine reports: WARNING! Your server could be an open relay. It does not state that it absolutely is an open relay.

    Mike
     
  4. wonsil

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    >Mine reports: WARNING! Your server could be an open relay. It does not state that it
    >absolutely is an open relay.


    The rub is that I'm trying to send email to a client who uses their diagnostic to graylist me...and now you. All Exim users may be falsely accused of being irresponsible SMTP admins.

    Not good. If a lot more Exim get this, you can email support at mxtoolbox.com and let them know that I'm not just some newbie who doesn't know how to run an email system.

    Mark W.
     
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    Looks like mxtoolbox.com is buggy

    Check the exim logs for mxtoolbox.com and see what was the answer provided by your mail server. If it's "(mxtoolbox.com) [64.20.227.131] is currently not permitted to relay through this server" then your server is not an open relay.

    Code:
    grep mxtoolbox.com /var/log/exim_mainlog
     
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    open relay

    Ive tested and i also get the open message.

    running grep mxtoolbox.com /var/log/exim_mainlog


    2007-10-11 10:05:27 H=mxtb-pws1.mxtoolbox.com (mxtoolbox.com) [64.20.227.131] F=<test@mxtoolbox.com > rejected RCPT <test@mxtoolbox.com>: mxtb-pws1.mxtoolbox.com (mxtoolbox.com) [64.20.227.131] is cu rrently not permitted to relay through this server. Perhaps you have not logged into the pop/imap s erver in the last 30 minutes or do not have SMTP Authentication turned on in your email client.
    2007-10-11 10:05:28 H=mxtb-pws1.mxtoolbox.com (mxtoolbox.com) [64.20.227.131] F=<test@mxtoolbox.com


    Looks like its mxtoolbox.com bug
     
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    mxtoolbox full of **** !!
     
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