Is someone spamming through me?

Martin Hepworth martinh at
Wed Apr 26 13:47:22 IST 2006


You sure they are actually from your server and not someone else's server
bouncing back invalid email addresses to the alleged sender in a joe-job
style thing.

Martin Hepworth 
Snr Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic
Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Jody Cleveland
> Sent: 26 April 2006 13:21
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: Is someone spamming through me?
> Hello,
> I'm running Mailscanner v.4.52.2 with postfix on a redhat 4.0 AS server.
> Yesterday, I got over 5000 bounce messages from the server, all messages
> trying to be send to a domain. In my logwatch message
> this morning, I noticed this:
>  120343658 bytes transferred
>  53041 messages sent
>  1 messages expired and returned to sender
>  5 resent messages
>  20271 messages removed from queue
> I checked my server here: and all tests
> for being an open relay were negative.
> Any ideas what may be wrong?
> - jody
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