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Posted on 2010-09-15
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I need assistance in analyzing an email header. Someone seems to be passing Spam through a customers Exchange server, but can't see how.

Header information below. The IP address of: 70.89.4.109 is the  Exchange Mailserver. The IP of the intruder appears to be: 64.186.141.117

Return-Path: bristollotto03redacted@yahoo.co.jp
Received: from imta19.westchester.pa.mail.comcast.net (LHLO
imta19.westchester.pa.mail.comcast.net) (76.96.62.15) by
sz0165.ev.mail.comcast.net with LMTP; Tue, 14 Sep 2010 12:12:39 +0000 (UTC)
Received: from mailserver2.Inst-Child-Lit.Com ([70.89.4.109])
by imta19.westchester.pa.mail.comcast.net with comcast
id 6cCe1f0202M7bz20KcCefL; Tue, 14 Sep 2010 12:12:40 +0000
X-CAA-SPAM: N00001
X-Authority-Analysis: v=1.1 cv=xQtC0Syy8SjLhPQcxulnFUoy7eUGsAEUo+3gGakOX9w=
c=1 sm=1 p=G0y4NAOPbeQA:10 p=H7zlAlwjME0A:10 p=FlyXWrF0noTvJhcw3_cA:9
a=Dyoqhi_TatcA:10 a=8EU9Q7FnrCoA:10 a=Cfj4BQAnxiAA:10
a=4UKdybQ46eJVya8Ku_wA:7 a=l9BT-LX5JHtfJXMJ0NHU38ZYah4A:4 a=Ft8UYL4EG9YA:10
a=heEvz1zlalEA:10 a=XjuyCbnmBgpgFB-i:21 a=jTmyPk-QPQLX5MgK:21
a=L5inqJBnP8MMvF9QzrwThA==:117
Received: from User ([64.186.141.117]) by mailserver2.Inst-Child-Lit.Com with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.4675);
Mon, 13 Sep 2010 18:42:03 -0400
Reply-To: <bristolsweepstakesredacted@yahoo.co.jp>
From: "BRISTOL LOTTERY"<bristollotto03redacted@yahoo.co.jp>
Subject: AWARD NOTIFICATION.
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by:Mkris9
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have you checked your sever for relay settings ? may be its an open relay ?
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by:frankv_43
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Yes, the Exchange box has been checked and is NOT open relay.  
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by:rr1968
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64.186.141.117 resolves to farm1.myforexvps.com
Also this server is not open relay or at least port 25 is blocked on their side.
Why can't you add this ip in your block list?

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frankv_43 earned 0 total points
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We did all the obvious stuff, including blocking 64.186.141.117.

Thanks
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by:joe_h
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It would really help to see the corresponding log entries from the affected Exchange server. It seems to me that the Exchange box actually is misconfigured as an open relay.
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by:collins23
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where is the email destined ?
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