Re: relay spam

Kurt A. Butzin, DDS ( (no email) )
Sat, 31 Jan 1998 20:54:48 -0500

It got so bad with spam from hotmail that we have blocked the whole domain.
I've received exactly two complaints after doing from clients you said they
couldn't send them mail from home where they have hotmail accounts. We have
also noticed an increase in the use of incrementing numbers for name and
domain both, I don't know how to eliminate these, any ideas?

Kurt A. Butzin, DDS Molarnet Technologies, Inc
President 1936 Bay Street Saginaw, MI 48602 (517) 249-4638

Authorized iPSwitch WebVar (

-----Original Message-----
From: John Barrett <>
To: <>
Date: Saturday, January 31, 1998 3:35 PM
Subject: Re: relay spam

>Mitch Wagers wrote:
>> Members,
>> I just thought I would try and be informative...we got hit *hard* last
>> night with nearly 3000 emails that were relayed through our system. Now,
>> we are getting messages from the people that were recipients seriously
>> complaining about the SPAM originating from us! However, it didn't
>> originate from us and we now have a block put on * because
>> is one of the locations it originated from. I've also locked down all
>> mail except from our local hosts/domains so hopefully nothing like this
>> will happen again. I encourage ALL of you that run mail servers to do
>> Individuals/companies that do this make me incredibly angry, but what can
>> you do?
>> The message pertained to "MAKE MONEY FAST" schemes, of course.
>> Owners were, whether that is a valid address I have no
>> idea, but he's blocked too.
>> Regards,
>> Mitch
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>Good luck with this one Mitch, The ones we got used an incrementing
>address. We've tried but he always finds a way back in. He does not
>relay off of us but he sends junk to our users regularly. We get the
>bounce off of AOL and Hotmail both. It's not like I can block the whole
>John T. Barrett
>Sr. Engineer / Webmaster
>ASA Network Computing
>"Bringing the world a little bit closer, One Customer at a time."
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