[Dshield] verified open relay

Doug White doug at clickdoug.com
Thu Oct 16 02:01:01 GMT 2003

Usually it means that the mail server you are using is being used as a spammers
open relay- possibly because it is mis-configured, or the machine is compromised
by one of the worms going around.

At any rate, since a lot of mail systems use the spamcop block list, it should
be a high priority to fix the mail server.

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "lmc" <lostmycensus at earthlink.net>
To: "DShield" <list at dshield.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2003 8:17 PM
Subject: [Dshield] verified open relay

I sent an email to a list that I am on and it bounced back to me with the
following note:

Note:      Message is being rejected
Reason:    66.218.xxx.xxx: verified open relay (bl.spamcop.net)

The original message is included below. Our system has identified the message
as spam / unsolicited / or unwanted. If you believe this is in error, please
review the reason, listed above, and re-send your message.

I don't know what this means.  Can someone explain it to me?

Thank you very much,

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