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spam/open relay question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by erinspice, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. erinspice

    erinspice Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2006
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    Hi! I received a Client TOS Notification from AOL today. It was my understanding that they sent these whenever they believe that my server is the origination point of a spam email message. Can you guys help me understand this?

    My server received the email in the 2nd Received line and sent it out in the 3rd one. I tested my server on 2 different open relay test sites and it came back both times that it is not an open relay. What do these headers mean? How was my server involved in this spam transmission and how can I stop it?
  2. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2002
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    Go on, have a guess
    Check /etc/valiases/* and see if anyone is forwarding email to AOL. If they are, they've probably reported your server as sending spam within their AOL account - bad user. If that's the case you're better off removing the forwarder and telling the user to POP their email from the server (though if they're an AOL user...)

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