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  1. #1
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    Spam blocker rises from the dead to bite lax email administrators

    A database of open relay email servers, provided until late 2006 as a voluntary service to help email administrators block spam, has suddenly re-activated but is returning every address queried as being on its blacklist.

    Administrators of email systems should have stopped querying the database (relays.ordb.org) in December 2006 when it shut down, but some failed to do so. That was no problem until today, queries were simply rejected, but now the address of any email server presented is being returned as an open relay. This results in the querying system rejecting all incoming mails from that server.....

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  2. #2
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    Jan 2004
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    funny lazy admins

  3. #3
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    I am one of the lazy admins I guess? Forgot to remove ordb from 1 server. Thank goodness that was not one of the main email clusters.

  4. #4
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    Nov 2004
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    They did this on purpose to "help" people like you remember to remove them from your RBL checks

  5. #5
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    Dec 2002
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    haha, yeah. i saw a few tickets about this one from some people who believed it was the fault of our mail server.

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