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Open relay but not an open relay?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by mstuebner, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. mstuebner

    mstuebner Well-Known Member

    May 13, 2007
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    to my surprise I got the following alert message from lfd:

    Time: Sat Mar 8 20:34:56 2008
    Type: RELAY, Remote IP - (
    Count: 101 emails relayed
    Blocked: No

    Sample of the first 10 emails:.....

    what lets me think that this server works as open relay (quite fresh standard installation). A test made by makes 10 tests and concludes that this server doesn't relay at all.

    Who may I trust more, or what may cause that alter if it isn't an open relay? How to understand this?

    Thanx for hints,

    Edit: For one of the message IDs listed in the alter exim_mainlog shows the following, what I would understand as a TRY to relay, but without success?

    2008-03-08 20:34:04 1JY4nz-0002iK-E2 <= H=( [] P=esmtp S=710 id=000701c88153$02ebc583$33aea2b2@mygcp
    2008-03-08 20:34:04 1JY4nz-0002iL-E2 <= H=( [] P=esmtp S=712 id=000701c88153$017407ca$194b3b84@deswvi
    2008-03-08 20:34:04 1JY4nz-0002iK-E2 => :blackhole: <> R=virtual_aliases
    2008-03-08 20:34:04 1JY4nz-0002iK-E2 Completed
    2008-03-08 20:34:04 1JY4nz-0002iL-E2 => :blackhole: <> R=virtual_aliases
    2008-03-08 20:34:04 1JY4nz-0002iL-E2 Completed
    2008-03-08 20:34:04 no IP address found for host (during SMTP connection from [])
    2008-03-08 20:34:04 no IP address found for host (during SMTP connection from [])
    2008-03-08 20:34:04 no IP address found for host (during SMTP connection from [])
    #1 mstuebner, Mar 8, 2008
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2008
  2. troxalias

    troxalias Well-Known Member

    Nov 21, 2001
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    The logs you attach mean that sent two email to two different email addresses on If is a local domain for your server then it is expected behaviour to accept those mail. As for lfd, i don't know the internals of it at the moment to explain why it complains.
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