Re: Problems with Exchange 2000 as open relay
From: rotaiv (rotaiv_at_BIAPO.COM)
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 08:08:14 -0500 To: NTBUGTRAQ@LISTSERV.NTBUGTRAQ.COM
At 12/16/2003 07:53 PM, Brian Bergin wrote:
>At 13:16 16 12 03 Tuesday, you wrote:
>>A further annoyance is that one of the "blacklist" sites actually wants $50
>>before they will remove us from their list.
>Who is it? I'd sure like to know so I'm sure we don't use them for RBL
>info. That's extortion and may be illegal in the US and many parts of the
I have had numerous people ask me what site is charging me $50 to be
removed from their blacklist.
The RBL is: http://www.dnsbl.sorbs.net
To be specific, our server was listed in the "Database of servers sending
to spamtrap addresses" for which there is no "automated removal". For
servers listed in the "open relay" section, there is an automated removal
with having to pay $50. Naturally, we have challenged this policy but the
only way to contact this site is via email. The automated response said,
"due to the volume of emails we receive it may be 7 days before we
respond". I'll try to be professional and refrain from expressing the
remainder of my thoughts...
Most viruses these days use spoofed email addresses. As such, using an Anti-
Virus product which automatically notifies the perceived sender of a message
it believes is infected may well cause more harm than good. Someone who did
not actually send you a virus may receive the notification and scramble
their support staff to find an infection which never existed in the first
place. Suggest such notifications be disabled by whomever is responsible for
your AV, or at least that the idea is considered.