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. Sincerely, Shane D. Rowe Systems Specialist Haulers Insurance Company, Inc. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Walter Scanlan" <email@example.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 found > your unsecured site and started leveraging it. I strongly recommend you > read the following instructions > http://notes.net/today.nsf/f01245ebfc115aaf8525661a006b86b9/ec1febc54952ff3e 85256818007c9a2f?OpenDocument > > 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 firstname.lastname@example.org > +--- | This is the Domino/400 Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to DOMINO400@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to DOMINO400-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to DOMINO400-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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