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Old 22nd October 2011, 15:49
gorav gorav is offline
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Default someone faking smtp authentication


Someone is faking smtp authentication on our server and sending out emails. This is from header of one of such emails -

Received: from (account <info@domain.com> HELO domain.com) by domain.com (CommuniGate Pro SMTP 5.2.3) with ESMTPA id 086072675 for <info@domain.com>; Fri, 7 Oct 2011 16:35:15 +0600

(our actual domain name substituted by domain.com)

Even the maillog shows info@domain.com as authenticated but there is no such user as info@domain.com in our user list. I checked main.cf, it seems normal.

Any clues on how this is happening. I need to block it immediately before our domain gets marked for spamming.

Thanks in advance for helping.

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Old 23rd October 2011, 18:58
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Is domain.com hosted on your server? I think someone is sending to that domain as info@domain.com. If that is the case and your server doesn't send the maail to another SMTP server, this should be no problem spam-wise.
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