RE: Some Advice Please

  • From: "John T \(Lists\)" <johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2006 10:00:45 -0800

1. E-mail sent to a public list which is archived can never be considered
private, so turn of privacy request.


2. Sounds like a dictionary or harvesting attack. If your configuration was
up to par with what is needed in today's environment, it would kill this in


John T

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-----Original Message-----
From: Rich Gallo [mailto:RGallo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2006 9:40 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Some Advice Please
Sensitivity: Private

We recently got a Barracuda Box (which is great by the way), and are using
it as our SMTP smart host relay for incoming and outgoing mail from and to
the outside world, respectively.  We are getting hit with a HUGE amount of
messages that are just empty (no TO:, no SUBJECT:, no FROM:, nothing)  To
give you an idea of just how many we are getting, we have 250 users and
since I set up the new spam box last night (15 hours ago), we have received
over 80,000 messages!  Most of which were blocked.  My question is - Is this
some sort of continued attack our domain is under?  If so, what steps can I
take to help fix, or slow down, this problem? 


ANY Advice at all would be greatly appreciated as this stuff is killing



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