RE: getting off MAPS RSS blacklist????

  • From: "John Tolmachoff \(Lists\)" <johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2003 09:30:04 -0700

Here is a response I received from someone deeply involved in Spam software:


"Unfortunately, I don't have any contacts at MAPS -- they actually haven't 

responded to several requests I've sent.  Very few people use them anymore, 

because they are so expensive and offer so little."


In other words, do not sweat it.


John Tolmachoff MCSE CSSA


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-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Pfeiffer [mailto:mike@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2003 3:38 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] getting off MAPS RSS blacklist????


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One of my customers Exchange 2000 servers is on the RSS blacklist. Found out
a couple of weeks ago that an AD account with a weak password was being used
to relay spam. I was able to fix this issue, but the server is still on the
RSS blacklist.


I've submitted removal forms on their website, but the server fails their
test because they send the rcpt to: address in quotes. When they do this,
exchange accepts the message but never relays it because the account doesn't
exist. All other relay tests pass. The server is not an open relay.


Anyone have any idea how to get off this list? I've tried to contact them
several times but they have not responded.


Any ideas are greatly appreciated.



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