[Techtalk] Allow all relays through sendmail
david at lupercalia.net
Mon Nov 19 21:23:59 EST 2001
On Tue, Nov 20, 2001 at 09:59:07AM +1100, jenn at simegen.com wrote:
> Jennifer Evans wrote:
> > Do you know
> > how I would set up for all emails to be able to relay through?
> I don't know how, but I just checked the list and someone else
> has given a more technical answer.
> What I do know is that I -wouldn't-. set it up for anyone to relay
> through. That's called an 'open relay' and it WOULD be found by
> spammers and you WOULD wind up with spammers using you as a redirection.
> With all the attendant headaches that causes - and your machine put
> on the open relay blocklists.
> That said, it's your choice. :)
And once you get hijacked by a spammer, which *will* happen sooner or
later, your ISP (if they are on the ball) will at minimum block port
25, and might even lock out your account.
Dr. David C. Merrill http://www.lupercalia.net
Linux Documentation Project david at lupercalia.net
Collection Editor & Coordinator http://www.linuxdoc.org
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