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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Mail relaying

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks if the remote mail server can be used as a spam relay

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote SMTP server seems to permit the relaying. This means that
it permits spammers to use your mail server to send their mails to
the world, thus wasting your network bandwidth.

Network Security Threat Level: Low / Medium

Solution : configure your SMTP server so that it can't be used as a relay
any more.

Networks Security ID: 6118, 7580, 8196

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 1999 Renaud Deraison

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