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Geopelia
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      04-28-2006

"Dave Doe" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed). nz...
> In article <%ap1g.15230$(E-Mail Removed)>,
> http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed) says...
>>
>> "Dave Doe" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:(E-Mail Removed). nz...
>> > In article <_2h1g.13918$(E-Mail Removed)>,
>> > (E-Mail Removed) says...
>> >> xtra have just sent me a message about Port 25. Apparently I am using
>> >> it.
>> >> I've never heard of it, and haven't a clue what is going on.
>> >>
>> >> My computer man recently changed me to XP, and I recently upgraded to
>> >> PC-cillin 2006. Dial up.
>> >>
>> >> I think if I don't do anything, xtra will do whatever they want with
>> >> Port
>> >> 25
>> >> (whatever that is) and I won't notice any difference.
>> >> Is this right please?
>> >>
>> >> (This isn't the scheme where you have to pay more, is it?)
>> >> All I want from xtra is email, newsgroups and internet.
>> >
>> > Well... one might presume that you are running a mailserver (one you
>> > didn't know about). And that it ain't your inbuilt XP server (IIS).
>> > You should check that: (Start, Control Panel, Admininstrative Tools,
>> > Services - Internet Information Services). It probably isn't running.
>> > That means some other SMTP server is running - probably a virus/malware
>> > that is sending out spam or copies of itself (virus).
>> >
>> > grc.com has a Port test you can do - which will quickly tell you if you
>> > have port 25 open.
>> >
>> > --
>> > Duncan

>>
>> Thank you. I found Services, there are a whole list of things, but
>> Internet
>> Information Services isn't anywhere on the list.
>>
>> I haven't got any viruses. I check and update every day. (PC-cillin 2006)
>> There is nothing in the virus logs. I've got some cookies though.
>> I had a look at grc.com but it is much too complicated for me.
>>
>> Maybe I should leave it to the computer man next time I have to get him
>> out
>> here.
>>
>> Thank you for your help.

>
> If you have IIS installed - the Services you'll be looking/checking for
> are:
> FTP Publishing Service
> Simple Mail Tranport Protocol (SMTP)
> and
> World Wide Web Publishing Service
>
> If you see their Status is "Started" (the SMTP is the one that is
> relevant of course) - you should be concerned!
>
> --
> Duncan


Thank you.
None of those are in my list of services. I don't know what IIS is but that
is not on the list either. I've got XP.

Geopelia


 
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