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Old 02-07-2003, 08:30 PM   #1
SecretMaster
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Tried PMing Ziroc, but his Mailbox is ful
This is what I get when I PMed a buddy.
An error has occured:

Unable to connect to the SMTP server. The following error was returned: Bad file descriptor

The server either does not exist, or rejected the connection.

Please ensure that the UBB is allowed to relay mail through the server.

Please inform the board administration of this error so that they may fix the problem. Thank you!
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Old 02-07-2003, 08:36 PM   #2
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Quote:
Originally posted by SecretMaster:
Tried PMing Ziroc, but his Mailbox is ful
This is what I get when I PMed a buddy.
An error has occured:

Unable to connect to the SMTP server. The following error was returned: Bad file descriptor

The server either does not exist, or rejected the connection.

Please ensure that the UBB is allowed to relay mail through the server.

Please inform the board administration of this error so that they may fix the problem. Thank you!
That happened to me too SecretMaster (15 mins ago) - but in my case the PM was still sent. Suggest you check to see if the PM is in your out box, cos mine was.
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Old 02-07-2003, 08:42 PM   #3
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What is so really really important that you have to PM Ziroc??

And if it includes "tasteful" pictures - why was I not included
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Old 02-07-2003, 08:47 PM   #4
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What is so really really important that you have to PM Ziroc??

And if it includes "tasteful" pictures - why was I not included
No, I tried to PM Ziroc ABOUT the problem.
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Old 02-07-2003, 08:49 PM   #5
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I had to turn the Email server off-- SOMEONE WAS RELAYING SPAM EMAIL messages (porn and other BS stuff) using MY EMAIL SERVER!

And get this--the directory was filled with over 400,000 email files to go OUT!
and that added up to 4 GIGS! (4 GIGS!!!!!!!) of emails!!!

I KNEW I should have shut relaying down.. they basically used ironworksforum.com as their send out (SMTP) email server.

I caught it before 99% of the emails were sent thank the gods [img]smile.gif[/img] ...

The server is back up, and it's now locked down by IP checks.

Mem, Larry and Luvian will need to email me at my tgeweb account and give me their IP addresses (Home and at Work) so you can check email. It sucks doing it this way, but that spam email was eating LOTS of bandwidth and making the harddrive access constantly. I had to defrag it! [img]smile.gif[/img]

Sorry for the down time, but it's A-OK now!!
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Old 02-07-2003, 08:53 PM   #6
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BTW, I have cleared out my PM Box! So I can accept them again. [img]smile.gif[/img]

I never check PM's much--I usually get the email alert of the PM and use that lol!
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Old 02-07-2003, 09:21 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Ziroc:
I had to turn the Email server off-- SOMEONE WAS RELAYING SPAM EMAIL messages (porn and other BS stuff) using MY EMAIL SERVER!
Glad to hear you caught it. Any way of tracking who did it? And can they be prosecuted?
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Old 02-08-2003, 12:28 AM   #8
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So that's what's been going on! I wondered about all those error messages! Glad it's fixed up now and the garbage mail is stopped!
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Old 02-08-2003, 03:25 AM   #9
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good work ziroc... that's most likely one less spam email in my inbox [img]smile.gif[/img]
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Old 02-08-2003, 05:42 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by Ziroc:
I had to turn the Email server off-- SOMEONE WAS RELAYING SPAM EMAIL messages (porn and other BS stuff) using MY EMAIL SERVER!

And get this--the directory was filled with over 400,000 email files to go OUT!
and that added up to 4 GIGS! (4 GIGS!!!!!!!) of emails!!!

I KNEW I should have shut relaying down.. they basically used ironworksforum.com as their send out (SMTP) email server.

I caught it before 99% of the emails were sent thank the gods [img]smile.gif[/img] ...
Yikes! How long has this been going on then? I've been having these time-out errors for months now...
First time I had this error as far as I can remember was on December the 20th, when I tried to send a PM to the Hierophant, to be more exact.

[ 02-08-2003, 05:50 AM: Message edited by: Grojlach ]
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