In message <199904200548.AAA42836@Venus.mcs.net>,
"David W. Tamkin" <dattier@Mcs.Net> wrote:
>| Fortunately, there are other ways to let people know they their local
>| mail server is an open relay that is listed on the IMRSS list of open
>[Ron lists some ways, and one was this:]
>| Another way is to hack Sendmail so that each time it gets a message from
>| an IMRSS-listed open relay server, it accepts the message but sends what
>| amounts to an auto-responder response to the original message sender saying
>| something like ``Hay! Your local mail server is being run in a substantiall
>| stupid and dangerous way! It is listed on the IMRSS list of open relays and
>| as a result, mail from you may be blocked at many sites in the future. You
>| should tell you local (lame) mail admin about this right away!''
>| I will be providing Sendmail patches to implement this one the IMRSS web
>| site in the near future.
>Please explain something: if someone gets mail through an open relay and
>reports it to IMRSS, and then IMRSS sends out a form letter to the insecure
>site to tell it that it is on IMRSS's list of sites running open relays, you
>call it unsolicited bulk email. But if your site gets mail from that relay
>and it sends an autoresponse to the insecure site saying the same thing, that
responding != spamming
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