In response to "David Banning" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>: > > This is more of a question geared towards your mail server application than > > FreeBSD. You should check your mail logs. If you want better advise, you > > may want to provide more information on what mail server are you running, > > and what did you do to prevent SMTP relay. > > I am using sendmail. It will not allow open relaying. What I would > like to know is > how I can separate legitimate emails in the log from spam. All that > appears is the from: > <email> and the to:<email>.
Look at one of the spam emails and review the headers to see how it's getting delivered. > In the past I have seen separate SMTP servers installed by viruses on > windows boxes > which are spamming away -independent- of sendmail. I have blocked port > 25 from all > my connected windows boxes, but will that take care of it? Who knows. You first have to determine how the problem is occurring. The block you've implemented is a good idea -- I think everyone should do it as a matter of course, but there's no guarantee that it will fix your particular problem until you know what that problem is. -- Bill Moran Collaborative Fusion Inc. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"