Help! with mail server

Thread: Help! with mail server

  1. qui~Gon's Avatar

    qui~Gon said:

    Help! with mail server

    H,
    A m8 of mine is running a mail server ! but we found some one coming onto server and using it to spam other ppl wot we cant fig out is how he's doing it, he hasen't got an account and to get on he would need a userid and password which he dont use; he just relay's through us and we want to know how to stop him his ip is world wide address so we cant find his isp!
    any ideas ? server proggy is called argo.
    TIA

     
  2. Aido's Avatar

    Aido said:

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    you don't need a username or password for smtp servers - ie:

    220 Mail Relay Service ESMTP (scrabble.freeuk.net)
    helo digital-forums.com
    250 scrabble.freeuk.net Hello adsl-xx-xxx.claranet.co.uk [xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx]
    mail from: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    250 <billgates@microsoft.com> is syntactically correct
    rcpt to: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    250 <aido@mybad.co.uk> is syntactically correct
    data
    354 Enter message, ending with "." on a line by itself
    to: <aido@mybad.co.uk>
    from: <billgates@microsoft.com>
    subject: job offer

    dear aido,

    please have a job and a million quid on me.

    cheers,

    bill g

    .
    250 OK id=17o6em-000L5A-00
    quit
    221 scrabble.freeuk.net closing connection


    Connection to host lost.
    just set the software up to allow messages to just his domain, ie if his email address is [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] just allow emails for bigjugs.com

    Just had a quick look at the Argo homepage and it doesn't really tell you if it supports domains etc - says you can add them so it should be alright but doesn't say whether it rejects mail for domains not on the list.

    give it a go.

    if you like give me a yell when you've changed it and we can give it a test.
    Last edited by Aido; 8th September 2002 at 07:28 PM.
     
  3. qui~Gon's Avatar

    qui~Gon said:

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    Thanx aidanjpadden,
    had a look round on the proggy and found it
    "worded badly" and threw me off a bit ! dont know y they cant use plain engilsh;
    but it stopped them dead
    they can spam some where else the buggers
    :bleh:
     
  4. Aido's Avatar

    Aido said:

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    i'm playing with sendmail at the minute, that's a scary mother
     
  5. hxbro's Avatar

    hxbro said:

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    I use exim on my servers, lots of features, and in my opinion easy to setup

    Hx