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Re: open relays at Earthlink

  • From: Sam Hayes Merritt, III
  • Date: Mon Aug 17 11:25:15 1998

On Mon, 17 Aug 1998, Adam D. McKenna wrote:

> Earthlink has the following open mail relays:
> gull.prod.itd.earthlink.net

	feeding: {13} rly2 gull.prod.itd.earthlink.net
	Connecting to gull.prod.itd.earthlink.net ...
	<<< 220 gull.prod.itd.earthlink.net ESMTP Sendmail 8.8.7/8.8.5; Mon, 17
	    Aug 1998 07:58:06 -0700 (PDT)
	>>> HELO feeding.frenzy.com
	<<< 250 gull.prod.itd.earthlink.net Hello feeding.frenzy.com
	    [209.198.128.35], pleased to meet you
	>>> MAIL FROM:<sam_merritt@hotmail.com>
	<<< 250 <sam_merritt@hotmail.com>... Sender ok
	>>> RCPT TO:<harter@feeding.frenzy.com>
	<<< 550 <harter@feeding.frenzy.com>... Relaying Denied
	rly2: relay rejected - final response code 550

> snipe.prod.itd.earthlink.net

	feeding: {17} rly2 snipe.prod.itd.earthlink.net
	Connecting to snipe.prod.itd.earthlink.net ...
	<<< 220 snipe.prod.itd.earthlink.net ESMTP Sendmail 8.8.7/8.8.5; Mon, 17
	    Aug 1998 08:00:04 -0700 (PDT)
	>>> HELO feeding.frenzy.com
	<<< 250 snipe.prod.itd.earthlink.net Hello feeding.frenzy.com
	    [209.198.128.35], pleased to meet you
	>>> MAIL FROM:<sam_merritt@hotmail.com>
	<<< 250 <sam_merritt@hotmail.com>... Sender ok
	>>> RCPT TO:<harter@feeding.frenzy.com>
	<<< 550 <harter@feeding.frenzy.com>... Relaying Denied
	rly2: relay rejected - final response code 550

> I know this because I have been getting spammed by someone using them for
> the past week.  I have tried e-mailing abuse@earthlink.net several times and
> have received no response.

> I'm hoping a clueful Earthlink admin will see this post and take the
> appropriate action.  If not, then maybe Earthlink should be "nominated" for
> RBL.

They must have fixed it (or you didn't test it). Lets not be too hasty.

Sam