• Subject: Re: Spam relaying problem NOT fixed
  • From: "Shane D. Rowe at HICI" <srowe@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 14:06:27 -0500

Thank you for suggesting this link.  I have already read this document more
than once.  In the second article on that page, it has a section titled
"Preventing relay of Spam Mail".  This is the section that I have read
numerous times as this is what our server is doing.  I have entered
information in the four "Allow" & "Deny" rules that it references to try to
control it.  Heres a run-down of what happened:

When I enter our domain in the first "allow" field, it does not let anyone
using our mail server send mail out except for 2 people.  Those 2 people
that can send mail are actual Notes users.  The remainder of our users (who
are denied sending mail) use Outlook Express to send and receive email.
They are not Notes users.  The Domino is strictly a mail server for all but
2 people on this server.

When I left the first "allow" field blank and but an "*" in the third field
("Allow . . . ."), the same problem arose.

When I put our server's IP address and our users' IP addresses in the third
field ("Allow. . . .") and all other fields blank, the situation appeared to
be solved.  All users were able to send email and we were still receiving
email.  However, it turns out that some incoming emails were being accepted
while many other incoming emails were being rejected due to "Policy reasons"
from our server.  So the situation is not fixed, and I have now removed all
rules from the "Inbound Relay Controls" section of the Messaging - Routing
section.  We are still open to relay junk mail, but all of our mail can now
come through.

Again, I have entered restrictions in all of the fields and in conjunction
with others in the Messaging Configuration - Router/SMTP - Restriction and
Controls - SMTP Inboutnd Controls, but I can't get a balance where relayed
mail is rejected while allowing our legitimate mail to be sent and received.
I have followed suggestions on the Lotus website and from the article linked
in the email response below.  These have not worked for us.  If I'm not
seeing something, please let me know.  I appreciate your continued responses
and assistance.

Shane D. Rowe
Systems Specialist
Haulers Insurance Company, Inc.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Walter Scanlan" <wscanlan@us.ibm.com>
To: <DOMINO400@midrange.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 12:53 PM
Subject: Re: Spam relaying problem NOT fixed

> Shane,
>      The "problem" has been there all along.  Two weeks ago a spammer
> your unsecured site and started leveraging it.  I strongly recommend you
> read the following instructions
> This article explains step by step how to stop your Domino server from
> excepting mail for relay (SPAM).
> Walter Scanlan
> Advisory Software Engineer
> Domino for AS/400 Team Leader
> Phone 507-286-6088
> Fax  507-286-5028
> Internet wscanlan@us.ibm.com

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