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Re: Re: detect ISP's legitimate SMTP server
From: Ansgar Wiechers <bugtraq () planetcobalt net>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 22:04:01 +0100

On 2011-03-09 Vedantam Sekhar wrote:
one site that gives all this information i know of is www.robtex.com.
It lists all the MX servers and NS servers for a company. However, no
gaurentee if that is the SMTP server ISP gives to its customers.
Chances are that the MX servers we find via dnslookups may be just
used for that ISP's employees.

MX records only ever specify the servers that *receive* mail for that
particular domain. They don't say anything about relayhosts at all.
Particularly with ISPs it's almost certain that the hosts specified in
the ISPs' MX records are *not* relayhosts.

Regards
Ansgar Wiechers
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