Richard Frovarp wrote:
> Marc Perkel wrote:
>> Terry Soucy wrote:
>>> In the testing we have done here, less than 1% of connections to our
>>> low
>>> priority MX actually cycled around to one of the higher priority MX
>>> systems to deliver the message. I'm still not sure if this is a
>>> growing
>>> pattern yet, but it could be a sign of spambots catching on.
>>> Whether or
>>> not they hit a *randon* MX record is kind of difficult to determin. As
>>> already mentioned, I would *love* to see this information.

>> Terry, of my 8 MX records 4 are spam traps. The are the highest
>> numbered MX. I have 3 real servers online right now on lower numbered
>> MX records so no legit email should got to the 4 upper MX records.
>> The hits over the last 9 hours are as follows:
>> 65521, 74854, 26132 and 27076 hits
>> This indicates to me that the spam bots are hitting random MX
>> records. Of those 1511 have connected 10 times or more to one of
>> these 4 addresses.

> The question is, how can you prove that those hits are bots? I've seen
> references that indicate different legitimate mailers don't always
> follow the correct order of MX records.

Interesting. What legitimate servers don't follow MX order?