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Running a CPanel server and just wondering what would be the best way to monitor incoming and outgoing e-mail to check for spam and other related attacks.

Currently, I am using exim

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

cPanel has SpamAssassin support built into it. That's enough for almost all scenarios unless you're doing something unusual.

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in addition to SpamAssassin you can use fail2ban to control bruteforce attacks on the server.

look at this howto: Install Shorewall and Fail2Ban on a cPanel server

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