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I have exim and dovecot on my server installed with directadmin. Some users use it to send spam.

How can i disabled this and remove my server from abuse.

info from mainlog

2010-07-07 13:00:16 1OWSEF-0002aw-Gh => info F= R=virtual_user T=virtual_localdelivery S=2252 2010-07-07 13:00:16 1OWSEF-0002aw-Gh Completed

and from message headers

mail 8 8
  1278501353 0
  -received_protocol esmtp
  -body_linecount 32
  -max_received_linelength 405

  216P Received: from ([])
  by with esmtp (Exim 4.69)
  (envelope-from <>)
    id 1OWSbZ-000315-FM
    for info@****.com; Wed, 07 Jul 2010 13:15:53 +0200
    147P Received: from SNT101-W13 ([]) by with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.4675);
    Mon, 5 Jul 2010 04:49:07 -0700
    058I Message-ID: <SNT101-W139D12A2ED9AE344214C04B8B10@phx.gbl>
      035* Return-Path:
      088  Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
      036  X-Originating-IP: []
      045F From: isaac shasanya <>
        028T To: <>
          059  Subject: =?gb2312?Q?Dear_Frien?= =?gb2312?B?ZDog0OnS4L+o?=
          037  Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2010 11:49:07 +0000
          019  Importance: Normal
          018  MIME-Version: 1.0
          084  X-OriginalArrivalTime: 05 Jul 2010 11:49:07.0384 (UTC) FILETIME=[13115380:01CB1C38]
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closed as off-topic by HopelessN00b Apr 3 '15 at 17:02

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It looks this is an inbound email. It's not sent from your server, but from

Received: from

Look the direction, the email was sent to the user info.., I guess it means and it is your user, right?

OWSEF-0002aw-Gh => info

045F From: isaac shasanya 028T To:

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Use an Outbound Email Security service. This will make sure that your users cannot mis-use your server to send SPAM.

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If they target your users with Spam, install a Spam filter (as in James Santiago's post)

If your server is being used to send spam to other users you might be running an open relay.

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+1 - I agree check that your only serving mail for authorised users! – JamesK Jul 28 '10 at 14:57

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