[Dshield] Extreme increase in spam attempts... any one else seeing similar event?

Tony Earnshaw tonni at hetnet.nl
Sat Aug 18 21:31:13 GMT 2007


Abuse skrev, on 18-08-2007 05:37:

[...]

>>> Just as an afterthought, we previously discussed backscatter and to
>>> prevent a repeat of the last thread with it.  I think this thread
>>> should stay on its course and not go back down the MTA configuration
>>> issue again.
>> Why not?  The main problem of backscatter is badly configured MTAs.  I have
>> seen on "this list" a few people claim that they can not configure their mail
>> server properly for a variety of reasons none of which are valid.
> 
> As a response to this message I received a "bounce" message.  It said:
> Action: Failed
> Status: 5.0.0
> 
> WRONG, it never gave a 500 response it received the message and later decided
> it could not delivered message and sent me a phony error message.

So you're running an MS Exchange server, right?

--Tonni

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Tony Earnshaw
Email: tonni at hetnet dot nl



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