open relays at Earthlink

EarthLink Information Security secadm at
Tue Aug 18 19:26:34 UTC 1998


While suggestions for denying relaying are appreciated, a majority of
EarthLink members access our mail servers via POPs on the UUnet and PSI
networks.  Closing our servers to those networks is not possible (though
they are effectively closed to relaying for all other traffic).

Our Network Abuse department works closely with UUnet and PSI to identify
and take action on spammers that access our servers via their POPs.

Please continue to report any incidents to abuse at for handling
on a case-by-case basis.

While a personal response to mail sent to abuse at is not always
possible, if you continue to utilize our established abuse resolution
channels by forwarding the message, with full headers intact, to
abuse at, we will continue to either take immediate action on
any EarthLink accounts identified, or forward complaints along to the
appropriate network(s) until action is taken on the accounts responsible.  

Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

At 10:28 AM 8/17/98 -0400, Adam D. McKenna wrote:
>Earthlink has the following open mail relays:
>(a couple of other earthlink hosts, I can't remember which now, they were
>all in the subdomain.)
>I know this because I have been getting spammed by someone using them for
>the past week.  I have tried e-mailing abuse at several times and
>have received no response.
>I'm hoping a clueful Earthlink admin will see this post and take the
>appropriate action.  If not, then maybe Earthlink should be "nominated" for
>bash: syntax error near unexpected token `:)'
>Adam D. McKenna
>adam at

Lisa Hoyt, Information    
Security Administrator
Earthlink Network, Inc

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