RE: Exchange SMTP Hole?

From: Gary Everekyan (
Date: 11/13/03

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    I had good experience with MXTreme and Trend to protect Exchange from
    Either way you will get better logging and control if you do decide to
    insert a non MS product for SMTP security.
    You will also get some spam control from these units.

    Gary Everekyan
    Information Security Manager
    Security and Audit

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Tom Burns []
    Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 3:00 PM
    Subject: Exchange SMTP Hole?

    Good morning all,

    I have an exchange server that's been running for quite some time (over
    a year) and had it locked down to prevent relay (spam). It is patched
    all the way up to 3a.

    I checked my queues yesterday and got slammed by spam relaying.

    Is there a security hole that MS does not know about yet in SMTP?????

    The only way I resolved this was to block connection from 219.x.x.x,
    218.x.x.x, 211.x.x.x, etc.

    This server has been testing aginst ORDB.ORG and shown to NOT be an open

    If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.

    Thomas A. Burns
    System Administrator
    Torca Products Inc.
    Auburn Hills, MI 48326
    248-373-8300 x186

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