MTA Open Mail Relaying Allowed
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 10262
SynopsisAn open SMTP relay is running on the remote host.
DescriptionNessus has detected that the remote SMTP server allows mail relaying.
This issue allows any spammer to use your mail server to send their mail to the world, thus flooding your network bandwidth and possibly getting your mail server blacklisted.
SolutionReconfigure your SMTP server so that it cannot be used as an indiscriminate SMTP relay. Make sure that the server uses appropriate access controls to limit the extent to which relaying is possible.