Close

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    DF Rookie qui~Gon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    11
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked:        0
    Karma Level
    0

    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. #2
    DF Jedi Aido's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Carioca, Pragu
    Posts
    1,851
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked:        1
    Karma Level
    286

    Default

    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. #3
    DF Rookie qui~Gon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    11
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked:        0
    Karma Level
    0

    Default

    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. #4
    DF Jedi Aido's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Carioca, Pragu
    Posts
    1,851
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked:        1
    Karma Level
    286

    Default

    i'm playing with sendmail at the minute, that's a scary mother

  5. #5
    DF Jedi hxbro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Behind a wall
    Posts
    2,731
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked:        18
    Karma Level
    405

    Default

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

    Hx

Similar Threads

  1. Mail Server
    By canardo in forum PC Software
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 18th May 2006, 10:12 AM
  2. Mail Server?
    By syscon in forum PC Software
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 18th January 2004, 07:54 PM
  3. free mail server?
    By djhush in forum The Dog and Duck
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12th October 2002, 01:36 AM
  4. NTL's POP3 e-mail server
    By {film_man} in forum DSL or Cable Broadband, Networking & Wireless
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 29th August 2002, 11:50 AM

Social Networking Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •