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Email blacklist -virus?

Posted on 2011-02-23
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Our email server (SBS 2003) has been blacklisted for hitting spamtraps on the following:

NIXSPAM  LISTED Your e-mail service was detected by mail.ixlab.de (NiX Spam) as spamming at Thu, 24 Feb 2011 00:52:02 +0100. Your admin should visit Detail
Return codes were: 127.0.0.2 60 1200
SPAMCOP  LISTED Blocked - see Detail
Return codes were: 127.0.0.2 2100 339
UCEPROTECTL1  LISTED IP x.x.x.x  is UCEPROTECT-Level 1 listed. See Detail
Return codes were: 127.0.0.2 2100 339

One result from ix.dnsbl.manitu.net is below:

Return-path: <initializationmdnr8327@redarrows.com>Envelope-to: astoned@SPAMTRAP.INVALIDDelivery-date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 00:47:45 +0100Received: from HOME.XXXXXXXXX.COM ([x.x.x.x])      by mail.ixlab.de with esmtp (Exim 4.69)      (envelope-from <initializationmdnr8327@redarrows.com>)      id 1PsOQp-0004ds-G1; Thu, 24 Feb 2011 00:47:45 +0100Received: from [x.x.x.x] (port=7869 helo=XX.local)      by smtp1a.netintelligence.com with asmtp       id 732001-0008D9-41      for <astone@SPAMTRAP.INVALID>; Thu, 24 Feb 2011 10:47:38 +1000Message-ID: <1C9B7B6C500D4DABAB966EF52B8568AA@XX.local>From: "Edwardo Pope" <initializationmdnr8327@redarrows.com>To: <astone@SPAMTRAP.INVALID>Subject: =?koi8-r?B?V2FudCB0byBicmluZyBzbWlsZSB0byB5b3VyIGxhZHmScyBmYWNlPyBC?=      =?koi8-r?B?dXkgaGVyIHJlcGxpY2EgQ2FydGllciB3YXRjaC4uIFN0aWxsIG92ZXJw?=      =?koi8-r?B?YXkgd2hlbiB5b3UgYnV5IGJyYW5kZWQgd2F0Y2g/IEZvcmdldCBhYm91?=      =?koi8-r?B?dCB0aGF0LCBidXkgY29waWVzLg==?=Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 10:47:38 +1000MIME-Version: 1.0Content-Type: multipart/alternative;      boundary="----=_NextPart_000_0005_01CBD3B4.0D7F9470"X-Priority: 3X-MSMail-Priority: NormalX-Mailer: Microsoft Windows Mail 6.0.6001.18000X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.0.6001.18049X-Spam: Not detectedX-Mras: OkX-NiX-Spam-Hash2: a9d8bd2da3033af9d90768efd9e59dccX-NiX-Spam-Source-IP: x.x.x.xX-NiX-Spam-MX: mail.ixlab.deX-NiX-Spam-Listed: yes


What's the best plan to identify the source and shut this down?
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You are likely sending spam, whether your email server is compromised or you have a rogue PC on your network.

first step is to lock down port 25 so that only valid mailservers can use outbound 25.

second step is to go through this article and clean up:

http://www.amset.info/exchange/spam-cleanup.asp
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How can I lock down port 25? Do you mean on each workstation?
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Nope.  Configure your firewall to block port 25 for everything except your mail server's IP.
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Would the spambots definately be using port 25?
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Yes.
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