Re: relay spam

Jeff Binkley ( )
Sat, 31 Jan 1998 22:38:00 -0500

-> >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 that
-> >is one of the locations it originated from. I've also locked down all relay
-> >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 this!
-> >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
-> >
-> >
-> I could place and update a dedicated page on the ISP Resource Page site just
-> for listing domains that SPAM is originating from so that all ISPs could
-> check it once a day, but would that help, or do you think that would be a
-> waste of time/resources?

Spend some time on the sendmail newsgroup and you'll find out this has already
been done as well as there are numerous rulesets for spam blocking, including
relaying. Of course if you are running some other mail program, this will be
of limited value, except for the list.

Jeff Binkley
ASA Network Computing