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By jedavidow ·
I am running Exchange Server 2000 behind a firewall, with a 192.168.X.X subnet. Right now, some spammers are using my machine to relay their email out to people. Of course, I do not like this.

I tried setting the Relay options in my SMTP serverto only allow 192.168.X.X to relay, but then all mail sent TO me bounces with the message that my server is unable to relay for my static IP. Does this make sense?

So what can I do? I want to set up so that computers on my subnet can send/receive mail, but that no one else can use my machine to send mail.

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by rakesh_chawda In reply to MS Exchange Relay Securit ...

1. Try adding the internal network range and subnet in the relay properties.

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by jedavidow In reply to MS Exchange Relay Securit ...

I tried that, but then all mail sent TO me from external sources gets bounced.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to MS Exchange Relay Securit ...

Go to http://www.ordb.org/
This is the Open Relay DataBase, an online list of open SMTP servers that you can send spam through.
First off, check if your machine is in the list.
Next, its FAQ section tells you how to stop your server from beinga spam server.

hope this helps

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