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From "Steve" <st...@browsermedia.com>
Subject Re: MSN accounts and DNS
Date Wed, 05 Mar 2003 15:06:09 GMT
I had problems with my James installation being an open relay in - perhaps -
a similar environment as yours. In my case, James was behind a firewall
with incoming email ports being directed to my James server. What happened
was that every email appeared to be originated from my firewall ip address.

To correct it, I commented out the RemoteAddressNotInNetwork mailet,
and enabled the SMTP-auth instead.

I do not know for certain that this was my problem, but it was the cure.

Steve B.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Randahl Fink Isaksen" <randahl@rockit.dk>
To: "'James Users List'" <james-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2003 9:46 AM
Subject: RE: MSN accounts and DNS


> Greg, the first thing to do is to submit your IP address to ordb.org on
> one of their web pages to make them test your server. If their relay
> test bot sends you an e-mail telling that it has concluded that your
> James installation is an open relay, you should check your configuration
> file.
> 
> The simplest way to ensure that your e-mail server cannot be abused is
> to require users to enter a password not only when retrieving their
> e-mail through pop3 but also when sending e-mail through SMTP. There is
> an attribute or tag for this somewhere in the configuration file (look
> for the SMTP configuration).
> 
> Using this is great because you can log into your James server from
> anywhere around the globe and send e-mail - but (which is the important
> part) no one else can.
> 
> Good luck
> 
> Randahl
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gregory J Bonk [mailto:gregory@gregorybonk.com] 
> Sent: 5. marts 2003 15:35
> To: James Users List
> Subject: RE: MSN accounts and DNS
> 
> 
> I'm not familiar with ordb.org but I understand that MSN might be using 
> it and my email server might look like one that is blocked through Open 
> Relay.  My james email server is just running on my home machine with a 
> router and a broadband connection.  Can anyone suggest what I can do to 
> keep my machine from looking like one that Open relay might be blocking?
> 
> - Greg
> 
> > Have you check that your installation is not an open relay (using
> > services like ordb.org) - Hotmail could be filtering you e-mails away 
> if
> > they think your server is a spam server.
> > 
> > Just a thought
> > 
> > Randahl
> > 
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Randahl Fink Isaksen [mailto:randahl@rockit.dk] 
> > Sent: 5. marts 2003 14:59
> > To: 'James Users List'
> > Subject: RE: MSN accounts and DNS
> > 
> > If you mean sending an e-mail to for instance greg@hotmail.com through
> > James, I can tell you that it works absolutely fine with my 
> installation
> > of James (Configuration? roughly equivalent to the default
> > configuration).
> > 
> > R.
> > 
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Gregory Bonk [mailto:gregory@gregorybonk.com] 
> > Sent: 5. marts 2003 14:56
> > To: James Users List
> > Subject: MSN accounts and DNS
> > 
> > 
> > My James mail server seems to have a lot of trouble sending mail to 
> MSN
> > accounts.  Anyone else have this much trouble?  I'm wondering, if 
> there
> > are
> > special DNS servers for email that I need to use?   I'm currently have
> > been
> > using my IP's DNS servers that my computer has also connected to.
> > 
> > - Greg
> > 
> > 
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