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Securing smtp port?

guys, a consultant did some work on our site and concluded that our smtp port was not secure. What does he mean? The port on the router is open fo port 25, so that mail can leave. How do I secure smtp?

We're using Exchange 2007.
thanks a lot
Yash
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Yashy

8/22/2022 - Mon
Lazarus

He may be meaning that all client computer on your network are able to also send mail via port 25. You would want to make sure that the only IP able to send email via SMTP is you email server. This will help with malware or Virus that might infect other machines and use client to send mail.
But you will neeed to ask him to verify what he meant.
GundogTrainer

You may need to check if you are an open relay.
Yuo can control the IP addresses that are allowed to send mail through your server to ensure that any device on your network cant just send mail.
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Yashy

Thanks for writing back. How can I check to ensure that our email server is the only one that can send via the smtp port?
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        21   ftp    Success       140 ms
       25      smtp      Success      140 ms
       80      http      Success      140 ms
       443      https      Success      125 ms

This was for the router IP that we use to send out emails. How does that look? The above are all open ports. Everything else was closed.
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Yashy

Can this be checked by changing to another router gateway and doing a telnet command?