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Re: Sprint PCS Vision Added to Open Relay DataBase

Scott Dorsey (
4 Apr 2005 18:59:05 -0400

Eric Friedebach <> wrote:

> It seems that Sprint has been added to the Open Relay DataBase
> <> by mistake somehow. Sprint has no idea how this
> happened, and they can't tell me when this will be resolved.

In my basic experience, ORDB is pretty good about removing sites
within a day or so of a problem being resolved. This, however,
requires sysadmins who understand how the mail system works and who
have the skill to fix it. This is almost certainly absent at Sprint
if my experiences with them are any judge.

These days the most common way of getting an open relay is to have a
Windows machine that is infected with any one of a number of viruses
that install them. But, with a machine that is intended to relay
messages to an external network, there are a large number of ways that
an incompetent admin can hose things up. I would not be surprised if
nobody at Sprint DOES understand the problem. --scott

"C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."

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