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Old 31-August-2006, 15:49
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Default utorrent sending email?

I hope this is a false alarm!



Probably someone using port 25 for torrent traffic

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Old 31-August-2006, 16:23
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Default Re: utorrent sending email?

On further investigation I find there is an option in the advanced preferences of utorrent for just this type of situation.

bt.no_connect_to_services - Set to true will not connect to any ports that confuse firewalls
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Old 01-September-2006, 11:54
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Fascinating...<strokes imaginary beard>
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Old 06-September-2006, 18:21
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Fascinating...<strokes imaginary beard>
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sorry manwho but i was thinkin exactly the same thing as nemmie
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Old 07-September-2006, 14:08
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Default Re: utorrent sending email?

Well I just thought it was worth posting.

Many people are quick to accuse programs of being spyware and doing nasty things without the users knowledge.

This demonstrates that things aren't always as they first appear and that your firewall can get confuzed sometimes!
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Old 20-September-2006, 23:34
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But the firewall isn't getting confused! It's seeing an application acting as an unregistered mail server so it's simply doing it's job.
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Old 21-September-2006, 18:15
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Default Re: utorrent sending email?

all this means is that some (torrent in this case) user is running his p2p on port 25 to try and get arround isp restrictions.

Disabling sending to service ports will limit the number of users you can connect to.
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Old 22-September-2006, 10:13
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Default Re: utorrent sending email?

Yes thats what I did in the end, just told the firewall to allow it.

But then again, what if the program really did want to send out email (now it is able to if it wanted!) - Or is that just being too paranoid

Or maybe there's no such thing as too paranoid!
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Old 22-September-2006, 18:20
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if you allow it access to send to another ip on port 25 then yes you are allowing that software to send emails too. But why would it?

If you dont trust the software then try another? Theres plenty of them arround.
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Old 23-September-2006, 13:34
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I think its pretty safe.
And I like the way it doesn't hog system resources& memory , its a nice and light program....just like programs used to be in the old days
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Old 24-September-2006, 18:09
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well if it's a small program, that means there's no room for any malware, and there's almost no chance at all of it sending e-mail. you've just answered your own question there!
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Old 25-September-2006, 11:26
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Default Re: utorrent sending email?

Although I do trust utorrent, There are some worms/viruses that are as small as 25k (or less in compressed) that contain their own smtp engines.

I think it would be dangerous to judge a file as safe on the basis of its apparent size
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Old 25-September-2006, 12:03
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Although I do trust utorrent, There are some worms/viruses that are as small as 25k (or less in compressed) that contain their own smtp engines.

I think it would be dangerous to judge a file as safe on the basis of its apparent size
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Very dangerous indeed!!!
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Old 25-December-2007, 13:49
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Just dont leave a text file on your desktop with every password and account you have then even if you are spied upon they wont get anything too important. Assuming people have access to your stuff is the best to way avoid leaving un-nessasary data around
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Old 26-December-2007, 12:39
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Just dont leave a text file on your desktop with every password and account you have then even if you are spied upon they wont get anything too important. Assuming people have access to your stuff is the best to way avoid leaving un-nessasary data around
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Who exactly were you reffering to there, 'Some Dude'?

Quite worrying, as I've got a file on my desktop with a few passwords in

(but mine's encrypted, and then password protected)
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Old 27-December-2007, 14:30
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On my computer you can pull a lever and the CD player pops out and you can replace it with a hard drive or an extra battery. I have a file with passwords I put on the second hard drive and deleted from the main hard drive. I took the second hard drive out and now I can't find it.

Maybe I should get a job with the Civil Service.
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Old 27-December-2007, 18:06
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Maybe I should get a job with the Civil Service.
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Old 22-January-2008, 16:37
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Trust in program? Security holes are mostly programing errors; So, we trust programmers that they don't do any more bugs? Hmmmm...
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Old 29-September-2010, 17:53
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Just in case someones googles up this thread from under years of dust... like I did, searching for an answer to the baove question...
YES, uTorrent does send email. It connects to the send-mail port of (as of uTorrent version 2.0.4) a computer in Chile, South America, running on an ADSL connection provided by Telefonica Internet Empresas Chile, which is a subsidiary of the Chilean national telephony company. The IP of the computer in question is 190.82.55.153. Whom it belongs to or what's this all about, I could not find out.
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