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My mailserver is getting spammed

By Canadian
Mar 28, 2005
  1. Ok, about every 5 seconds, a spammer tries to use my mailserver to send spam. Is it at all illegal for people to do that, and if it is, who would I have to contact to get it to stop. Thanks. (I do have the IP's of the servers trying to connect)
     
  2. triplate

    triplate TS Rookie Posts: 134

  3. Canadian

    Canadian TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 77

    Umm...

    "ARIN does not have the legal authority to pursue spammers or hackers."
    Who does have legal authority?
     
  4. triplate

    triplate TS Rookie Posts: 134

    Ahhhh..you dont suppose they,d know ???....look on the bottom of that page...."Abuse"....
     
  5. triplate

    triplate TS Rookie Posts: 134

    ""ARIN maintains the WHOIS database as a public service to the global Internet community. This database may be used by any individual in an attempt to identify the user of an IP address. ARIN does not have the legal jurisdiction to investigate or prosecute claims of hacking or mail abuse.

    Generally, the first step is to report fraudulent activity to the abuser's ISP. Most ISPs are responsive to concerns about hackers and spammers on their networks. If you are unsuccessful in resolving this situation with the ISP, you may wish to contact local law enforcement in your area or the area where the network is located.""" ....
     
  6. Canadian

    Canadian TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 77

    O...Ok

    Thanks, will try.
     
  7. triplate

    triplate TS Rookie Posts: 134

    Please do!..give em hell!!...;)
     
  8. triplate

    triplate TS Rookie Posts: 134

    Also ???..how is your Server setup???not Firewalled or NAT,ed ?? bad juju!!
     
  9. Canadian

    Canadian TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 77

    Currently just windows firewall.

    I have a Apache server with mysql support. I have a ftp and a mail server also. I currently host a MUD called Dragon Swords. I have about 100 members right now. It has norton 2002 and microsoft's antispyware. It has a celeron runnin at 2.4ghz, 512mb of ram, and a 60gig harddrive. Lucky, people in my game, might donate money, so I can buy a real server, host a few sites, and make some money;)
     
  10. Canadian

    Canadian TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 77

    Ohhh, Do you know how to...

    Make a domain name? I dont want to pay, how do i make one? I need a program, right? Thanks
     
  11. triplate

    triplate TS Rookie Posts: 134

    Nice setup!!...at least use Sygate Free..lol**..and a NAT router (or SPI)..;)
     
  12. triplate

    triplate TS Rookie Posts: 134

    Man..its not worth it...you can get one for as little as 6$ a month if you look around..seriously..;)
     
  13. Canadian

    Canadian TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 77

    Holy...

    Do you sit there waiting for new messages or something?:p
     
  14. triplate

    triplate TS Rookie Posts: 134

    *LOL*..no...but i have a "couple" puters on line at all times...;)
     
  15. Canadian

    Canadian TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 77

    Lol.

    You got MSN?
     
  16. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    How do you know they are trying to send spam and how would you prove it?
    And if they are real spammers then those IP addresses actyually belong to some clueless Windows dumbusers whose machines are acting as zombies.

    And why bother? A couple of SMTP messages every few seconds will not hog your network unless you are on dialup or you have to count every byte because of a cap.
    All sorts of people looking for careless people with unsecured systems is common internet background radiation. Just secure your system and shrug it off.
     
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