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Re: AOL holes again.
- From: Eric A. Hall
- Date: Tue Mar 20 13:02:01 2001
> Well, it turns out that it is a problem with AOL that NANOG folks might
> be interested in:
Actually it appears to be a problem with earthlink (nee mindspring). I've
been gettting a lot of spam from their server lately, and judging from the
headers it appears the mindspring servers are configured to relay mail
from any system that puts [mail.]mindspring.com in the HELO banner.
| Received: from mail.mindspring.com (pool-126.96.36.199.troy.grid.net
| [188.8.131.52]) by smtp10.atl.mindspring.net (8.9.3/8.8.5) with SMTP
| id VAA09132; Mon, 19 Mar 2001 21:24:44 -0500 (EST)
I've probably gotten a couple of dozen such spams over the past week,
sourced from all over, with the common flag being [mail.]mindspring.com in
the source spammer's HELO banner.
Of course I've tried to tell earthlink/mindspring about it but all I get
back is a stupid form letter and no action.
AOL's servers did the right thing if this is what they reacted to.
Eric A. Hall http://www.ehsco.com/
Internet Core Protocols http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/coreprot/