Best Way to test Spam Ability

Alex Neuman van der Hans alex at NKPANAMA.COM
Sat Dec 24 15:22:50 GMT 2005

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Scott Silva wrote:

>Nathan Olson spake the following on 12/21/2005 8:41 PM:
>>On 12/21/05, Fajar <fajarep at> wrote:
>>>is there a way to flood our mailserver with spam email?
>>Put it into production ;)
>I second that !!!
I set up a new server for a client that was hosting his e-mail at his 
ISP's facility. I made the change to his DNS records to point the MX at 
the new server at his office. I "tail -f /var/log/maillog" to see that 
mailscanner and everything else was working fine, then opened up a 
browser window to go to my webmail account to test everything out.

Before the browser was even finished loading (and about 20 seconds after 
the DNS change to reflect the new MX), MailScanner was already rejecting 

The moral of the story is that you can test your server in many 
different ways; there's no substitute, however, for hooking it up 
directly to the internet, where spammers can track you down in 20 
seconds or less.

Good luck with your new server!

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