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Re: 2.99.50(snap4) now at ftp.funet.fi (was: Re: Spam help.)
On Mon, 25 May 1998 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > Got the doc's and read through the approprate sections. The documents
> > describe the HELO portion of the smtpserver config file as containing 2
> > fields.
> No, you can't achieve reliable anti-relay facilities without
> deploying full smtp-policy configuration.
I am actually running the full smtp-policy configuration. I only accept
mail from valid internal hosts for relaying out and only accept outside
mail for systems that we are the MX for.
Some ^%$#^%@^&^%$&(*(_& is using our system to deliver spam. From what I
see the problem is that he is saying that he is a system on our network
and since we accept mail from systems on our subnet I end up delivering
the mail for him.
> This part you are referring to at the end of the smtpserver.conf
> is of the oldest kind of configuration, and while it has some
> behaviour relationships with the EHLO/HELO argument, it in itself
> is not POLICY CONTROL.
> > This is from the the older docs just for simplicity(I have problems
> > cutting and pasting Postscript).
> > #
> > # HELO/EHLO-pattern style-flags
> > # [max loadavg]
> > #
> > localhost 999 ftveR
> > some.host.domain 999 !NO EMAIL ACCEPTED FROM YOUR MACHINE
> > \[*\] 999 ve
> > * 999 veR
> > There appear to be 3 fields. I assume the middle one is "max loadavg" but
> > I am not sure.
> > What I have done is to comment out the:"\[*\] 999 ve"
> > Is it safe to assume that No valid Email source will be sending mail from
> > a non resolved address?
> The "\[*\]" is there to handle HELO lines like:
> HELO [126.96.36.199]
> It does not relate to the the connection source IP address
> reversability, or lack of it.
As above the spammer is sending HELO [188.8.131.52] where [184.108.40.206] is
the address of my mailserver. but his reverse lookup is xxx.yyy.zzz.uu.net.
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