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    Posted: 25 July 2003 at 3:13pm

A MAPS search on a legitimate message resulted in this error:

- MAPS search done... relay tested -- 1058401211 .

So I went to abuse.net and tested the IP address which generates that error and all tests came back negative for relaying. Any ideas why a MAPS search would come up with that error?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Desperado Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 July 2003 at 11:55pm

Ashley,

The "Relay tested" error usually is reported by dnsbl.njabl.org and usually looks more like:

07/25/03 01:08:27:335 -- (2848) - MAPS search done... 521 5.1 The IP you are mailing from, (211.118.135.213) is Blacklisted by dnsbl.njabl.org.relay tested -- 1008051397 .

Are you using that list?  If so, going to abuse.org to look up the IP may not give any results.  You need to got to http://www.njabl.org/lookup.html and type in the IP there and see what results you get. The results for my example above look like this:

211.118.135.213 is listed as an open relay.

The following comment is associated with this record: relay tested
It was added to the list: Tue Dec 11 01:16:37 2001 EST

'relay tested' means the system was tested by our automated system and found to be an open relay.

The following link to mail-abuse.org's pointers on how to secure various types of mail servers may be helpful.

The X-RT-From and X-RT-To header fields, if present in our relay test message, indicate the SMTP envelope addresses for which your server was willing to relay.

click here to request removal and retesting of this IP.
click here to see if 211.118.135.213 is in other dnsbls.

I hope this helps.

Regards,

Dan S.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LogSat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 July 2003 at 7:13pm

Ashley,

Each MAPS RBL server entry outputs it's own message. They often include their own name in the output making it easier to recognize. It does look like they did so in this case. To find out which entry in your list of MAPS servers caused that output you will have to go thru each one separately until you find the one that matches. Abuse.net will not necessarily show an IP listed by other lists. Please note that some MAPS lists can be very, very strict. There is one for example that lists IPs as positive just because they are not in the US...

Roberto Franceschetti
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