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HELP! can receive email, but cant send--possible virus?

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Wednesday we started receiving these emails we never received beofre from different addresses with the same content about some business opportunity. everyone in our company received them. Now today we can receive email, but we cant send to certain of our big customers (who I know have very good security). We can recieve from them but we cant send. Our emials come back and say "Body of message generated response: 550 5.7.1 reject: message blocked" I think we may have goten a virus that was sending emails out, but I dont know what to do. Our antivirus software hasnt reported anything, and I am ata loss. Can anyone help?
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by:a_hic
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hello ,
try to send mails to another destination to check if they're blocked by your ISP or your customer ?
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by:kevotron
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OK I found out what it is. We have a virus and it was sending out spam and we got blacklisted.
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captjjt earned 2000 total points
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Make sure that you have reverse dns configured for your domain or you'll have trouble with AOL recipients in the future.

Also, make sure that your server is not an open relay or you'll get blacklisted again!

http://www.slipstick.com/exs/relay.htm
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