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Vulnerability Assessment Details

NTMail3 spam feature

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 permits anyone to
use it as a mail relay, provided that the source address
is set to '<>'.
This problem permits any spammer to use your mail server
to spam the world, thus blacklisting your mailserver, and
using your network resources.

Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Solution : reconfigure this server properly

Networks Security ID:

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

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