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How to stop people from using my domain to send spam? [duplicate]

I receive Mailer Daemon messages saying certain emails fail. My domain is itaccess.org which is administered by Google apps. Is there any way I can identify who is sending emails from my domain, and ...
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Spam prevention tips for Postfix [duplicate]

Without using SpamAssasin, or similar, what are your best tips for preventing spam. Please try and provide config examples :D
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Prevent spamming [duplicate]

How to prevent spamming in Cpanel / Linux server ?
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Should I reject email on SPF and/or DKIM failures? [duplicate]

I’m administering a mail server (cPanel/WHM) running Exim. It handles normally a few hundreds incoming emails per day for our customers. I’m not sure if I should reject SPF and/or DKIM failures for ...
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Suddenly Gmail and Hotmail block our emails [duplicate]

Starting from yesterday, all emails sent from our server are being rejected by Gmail and Hotmail. Everything was working properly until now. Here are the error messages received: Gmail Failed ...
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1answer
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sendmail - Server Sending Spam? [duplicate]

for the past day my server is being used to send a spam. I'm using the Amazon Linux Distro (RedHat based). It has sendmail 8.14.4. It is setup to require authentication, SSL etc. Below are some ...
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DKIM, spam probability, signing with key at mail server vs sender domain? [duplicate]

I'm working on an email marketing tool and so far we've been recommending our customers to set up an SPF-record (Sender-ID) and a DKIM-record, we also have our own SPF-record on the mail server and a ...
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4answers
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Stopping incoming spam with sendmail [duplicate]

I am having an issue due to a "smart" sysadmin that made some choices while I was away for two months: Spam. I manage probably close to 10,000 web/mail sites. He decided to allow all mail to ...
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Project Honeypot says my mail server has become a spammer [duplicate]

I need help diagnosing this: http://www.projecthoneypot.org/ip_66.18.204.186 It says my server has been sending spam for 4 months! I try to be a responsible mail server admin, I hate spam, I do ...
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1answer
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Prevent Email Going to Spam [duplicate]

I've set up my own server and I'm really struggling to stop any outgoing email go to spam. I've used allaboutspam and mail-tester.com to test it and they both come back with perfect results. No ...
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1answer
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No way to create an effective spam filter [duplicate]

We are having a big spam problem and we don't know how to resolve it. We have one spammer that send us mail daily. All these emails are from different themes, using different email addresses that are ...
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I guess that my mail server is unprotected and spammers are using my mail server to spam myself [duplicate]

Since I switch to my own mail server (I folowed this two tutorials: https://www.linode.com/docs/email/postfix/email-with-postfix-dovecot-and-mysql and ...
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Blocking spam with SpamAssassin [duplicate]

I have a server that runs websites and exim for e-mail. I've added countless RBLs including barracuda to try and cut back on incoming spam. However, they still keep coming in. The clients use ...
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new domain extensions are going into spam filters, anything we can do? [duplicate]

We got one of those new domain extensions (.xyz) and alot of people that we send mails to are saying that our mails goes into their spam folders. Are there anything we as a company can do about that ...
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0answers
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getting lots of spam from “unknown” and helo localhost [duplicate]

On our server, we keep receiving spam with the following headers. We are using whm 11.44 and exim. Return path is always: Return-path: <> and it says Received: from unknown (HELO localhost) Both ...
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Is greylisting still an efficient method for preventing spam?

I've used greylisting on my servers for many years, but I don't know how effective it is nowadays. Is it still good for fighting spam in 2012? Or is the typical spammer MTA capable of resending ...
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Is it good practice or too draconian to reject mails from mailservers with no RDNS

I've recently dropped SpamAssassin and am now basing spam rejection on DNSRBL's, grey-listing and other basic tests and I'm wondering whether I should also block hosts that don't have a valid RDNS ...
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What are SPF records, and how do I configure them?

This is a canonical question about setting up SPF records. I have an office with many computers that share a single external ip (I'm unsure if the address is static or dynamic). Each computer ...
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How can I block outside mail FROM postmaster@mydomain.com?

A security firm has been testing my mail server and claims my Postfix daemon is an open relay. The evidence is as follows (valid public IP for mail.mydomain.com has been changed to 10.1.1.1 for ...
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3answers
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What are the best methods for catching snowshoe spam?

I'm using Smartermail for my small mailserver. We've been having a problem lately of getting waves of snowshoe spam that follow the same pattern. They come in batches of 3 or 4 at a time. The ...
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5answers
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Is there any alternative to SpamAssassin? [closed]

I'm looking for alternative to spamassassin. Anyone tried rspamd from Rambler.ru (https://bitbucket.org/vstakhov/rspamd/wiki/Home)?
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Prevent outgoing spam

What are some ways to prevent spam from leaving your servers should a hosting account get compromised? Have a bunch of clients on a server with cpanel but wondering if there was a way to just ...
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2answers
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In postfix, how to enforce tls + auth over 587 while leaving tls optional for 25

I would like to host mail services for some domains. I have succesfully setup postfix to consult sql for those virtual domains. What I would like to do is: For connections on 25: 1. Deny relaying ...
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2answers
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Spam mail through SMTP and user spoofing [closed]

I have noticed that it's possible to telnet into a mailserver that I own and send spoofed messages to other clients. This only works for the domain that the mail server is regarding; I cannot do it ...
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1answer
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Cloudflare, reverse DNS and php mail ending up in spam folder

I've been using Cloudflare to host my DNS, and PHPMailer to send e-mail through ZOHOs SMTP servers with great success, but have found that all my e-mails are hitting Gmail, Zoho and Hotmails spam ...
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3answers
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smtpd_helo_restrictions = …, reject_unknown_helo_hostname occasionally rejects mail I care about, how to handle?

I have configured my postfix as follows: smtpd_helo_restrictions = permit_sasl_authenticated, permit_mynetworks, reject_unknown_helo_hostname This is working well because most spambots don't seem ...
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1answer
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Does postfix reject spoofed senders?

Is there a reliable way to reject incoming mails with a spoofed e-mail address? What kind of checks does postfix run normally on incoming mails? does postfix check the reverse dns by default? does ...
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Hotmail blocks company emails, when hyperlink is inserted in the message body [closed]

I received the following results: ========================================================== Summary of Results ========================================================== SPF check: pass ...

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