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    Account suspended! Then told to reformat my HD!!!!

    This is a discussion on Account suspended! Then told to reformat my HD!!!! within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; there is an abuse team, but i dont have the number to hand....tier 1 or customer services should be able ...

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      Re: Account suspended! Then told to reformat my HD!!!!

      there is an abuse team, but i dont have the number to hand....tier 1 or customer services should be able to pass you to them...
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      Re: Account suspended! Then told to reformat my HD!!!!

      T1 can definately transfer you as should customer services be able to. Just ring up and tell them you have had an account suspension due to abuse and need to be transfered to get it lifted again.

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      Re: Account suspended! Then told to reformat my HD!!!!

      SMTP Servers

      Although it is certainly possible for an end-user's personal computer to be running an SMTP server, it is unusual for end-users to do so. SMTP servers are usually operated by ISPs to provide for their customers' eMail needs, or by larger corporations for inter-employee eMail (which never leaves the facility) as well as external eMail exchange with the rest of the Internet.

      If our tests have revealed that your port 25 is open and accepting connections, and you are not knowingly operating an SMTP server, you should determine what has opened and is listening at that port. A glance at some of the names of Trojan programs known to inhabit port 25 (see the end of the page) such as "Email Password Sender" and "Mail Bombing Trojan" show that port 25 has been a source of some trouble in the past.




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      Re: Account suspended! Then told to reformat my HD!!!!

      Quote Originally Posted by billbhellend View Post
      If our tests have revealed that your port 25 is open and accepting connections, and you are not knowingly operating an SMTP server, you should determine what has opened and is listening at that port.
      This woud also require port forwarding/DMZ in the router so is unlikely that it would happen unknowingly, though I know it's true with the UKol/Easynet accounts this was/is done and included open proxy tests.

      I was speaking to a chap the other week who had downloaded a bulk emailer (with it's own SMTP engine) and sent a whole load of emails out with a yahoo.com from address.
      A few of the recipients reported it as spam and BAM, account suspended.

     

     
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