I am on the board of a small sports club. None of us is a professional web master or administrator. A hobbyist club member works as our webmaster in his free time, and none of us knows what to make of the current situation.
We have a forum, which requires registration. Our system automatically answers with a "please click this link to confirm registration" mail. In the last weeks, we got bombarded with both e-mail spam and attempts to register nonsense accounts on the forum. It seems that these were so many that our automated mails fail.
Is there cause for concern here? Can we get blacklisted somewhere because our server is spewing out so many mails in reaction to the illegal registration attempts? Should we be taking action, and what can we do?
This is the mail system at host [redacted; it is always the same].
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The mail system
: host mail.mailsdfsdf.com[18.104.22.168] refused to talk to me: 421 Too many concurrent SMTP connections; please try again later.
Reporting-MTA: dns; [redacted] X-Postfix-Queue-ID: 97EA5723478 X-Postfix-Sender: rfc822; [our mail address] Arrival-Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2015 12:56:04 +0100 (CET)
Final-Recipient: rfc822; [email protected] Action: failed Status: 4.0.0 Remote-MTA: dns; mail.mailsdfsdf.com Diagnostic-Code: smtp; 421 Too many concurrent SMTP connections; please try again later.