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Lotus Domino how to Enable Verify connecting hostname in DNS but with exception

Hi I enabled @ LOtus Domino the Configuration -> Message Settings -> SMTP Inbound Controls Verify connecting hostname in DNS This blocks all messages incoming if the sender IP has no reverse dns. ...
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What could these email mean?

I receive these mysterious emails with no subject, no body, forged yahoo addresses, and forged Message-Id. I receive hundreds of these every day. I've included a sample of about a dozen below (I've ...
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relearn bayes autolearned spam when mails already processed by exchange

I'm using postfix with amavis and spamassassin to filter out spam before relaying everything to an exchange server. Regularly I got mails which weren't catched by spamassassin, even worse, they were ...
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Why does my server (postfix) “relay” mails / Have my server been hacked? [duplicate]

Something weird is going on on my mail server. I was mailing a friend and my mail bounced because the ip of my server had been blacklisted. It appears like my server is being used for relaying spam ...
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Keep receiving abuse messages from my service provider, but cannot find anything in maillog

I keep receiving from my provider abuse messages, that spam is being sent out from my server, but I cannot find anything in the /var/log/maillog files. No information is being logged there about ...
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How to add an email to an international Spam Blacklist [on hold]

I am sick and tired of getting invitation emails from LinkedIn. When I ask the senders to stop sending these to me, the answer is always the same: they never sent the email in the first place. This ...
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Email from our server tagged as junk by Hotmail Smartscreen unable to inform Hotmail that it is legitimate

Since more than 1 month ago we are having our email from one of our servers systematically tagged as junk by Hotmail Smartscreen filter. We have taken the following actions/measures without success: ...
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My server mail going junk in hotmail and yahoo [duplicate]

All my server mails going to spam in hotmail and yahoo. Here is my full mail source. Can any one please help me to sort out this issue ? ...
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How to send a large number of emails to a dated list of receipients

One of my clients was to send an email to ~100,000 recipients. The client is a state organization, the emails are not promotional, the recipients are all members of the organization and they are sure ...
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Can mailman/exim reject nonmember postings at connection time?

I am using Mailman with Exim. When a nonmember posts to a mailing list, Mailman can be configured in any of the following ways, each of which has a problem: Accept it -- this distributes spam to ...
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How to disable Symbolic link creation option to users in cPanel server? [closed]

In shared hosting server, one user is trying to upload 100s of symbolic link files and trying to access files out side. Mostly it is for malicious purpose. In this image, you can see 100s of symlink ...
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My VPS sends huge spam :( [duplicate]

since I am not tech guy I am trying to find someone who can help me but with no success so far. My VPS sends spam. Like a lot. 1,4TB in two days even though we restart immediately it when we see huge ...
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How do I stop spam sent to mailing list posters by a list subscriber?

I administer a few moderate traffic mailing lists. I'm starting to get reports from list members about spam being sent to them after they post to a list. I've been sent a couple of these spam messages ...
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What's the purpose of spammy HTTP referers?

In the logs of my website, there's a lot of visits with a HTTP referer set to spam-like websites (usually Russian sites, I've noticed). I assume what they're doing is just using a web crawler to visit ...
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Prevent Hmail from relaying spam

I am running hmail and it is sending a lot of spam without my knowledge and without me making it send anything. This is highly frustrating. What must I configure in Hmail to prevent it from ...
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Automatically rescan email with SpamAssassin after it has been received

For the past months, the amount of spam I've been receiving has been driving me crazy. Despite running SpamAssassin (with RBL checks) on my Exim4 mailserver, a lot of it has been finding its way to ...
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Spammer on CentOS keeps blacklisting my server [closed]

I am the owner of a server and I have got a spam problem on one of the accounts. The spammer keeps sending lots of mails from fake non-existing addresses from (only) one of my domains. ...
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Perl sending out spam mails using www-data [duplicate]

Running a Debian box with Plesk 12 on it. Hosting around 30 sites, mainly Wordpress installs. One site has a serious WP vulnerability which was fixed but the server is infected. Below you can see ...
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Block large UDP transfers from my server [duplicate]

Sorry if this is a newb question, I'm getting into server management and have hit a problem that has me stumped. My debian hosted virtual server occasionally sends lots of data out on UDP to 'random' ...
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My VPS is used for spamming - spambot [duplicate]

It is sending some polish emails and using our two email domains, i tried to disable email via php.ini, but it doesnt help, so the problem must be in VPS. I also tried to update software, but it ...
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Does “~all” in the middle of an SPF record signal the end of the record when it is parsed?

Our company's SPF record format is as follows: "v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all a mx ip4:X.X.0.0/23 include:spf.example.com ?all" So we have an "~all" in the middle of our SPF record. On the ...
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Emails keep going to Gmail spam folder - DKIM, SPF, are set up - Very perplexing [duplicate]

Note: This is NOT a duplicate question, there are no questions that address the very specific details of headers as far as whether the inclusion of multiple DKIM entries will result in landing in the ...
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Hotmail/Outlook dumping apparently valid emails

I've written some software that operates a non-commerical contact list for clubs, where the server sends out admin mails to the entire club. The emails are received Ok on Yahoo, gmail, and AOL, but ...
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Blocking PHP mailer spam using iptables

I host a public-facing web server running Debian Wheezy, and latest versions of Postfix, Apache, PHP, Spamassassin, ClamAV, rootkit hunter. Apache is configured with a handful of vhosts, each tied to ...
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how to prevent fake mails from being sent on my mail server? [closed]

I use Zimbra as my office email server. Recently, an intern at my company showed that he could use my email id (without hacking into my account) to send emails to anyone in the company using the ...
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Postfix Limit mail for domain from IP range

I have multiple domains and email accounts on my postfix server. All of them get slammed with spam despite all my attempts to get it under control, I broke down and started paying for a pass external ...
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Exchange 2013: content filtering bypass

I have just completed a migration from a single Exchange 2007 to 2xExchange 2013 servers in separate sites. Mailflow is working correctly, but the anti-spam content filtering is not working as ...
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Automated email sent using Bash mail function gets filtered as spam by Gmail [duplicate]

I have a Bash script which is scheduled to run everyday and sends out user notification emails using a command like: mail -s "Hello World" someone@gmail.com Why is this email detected as spam by ...
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Exchange 2007 ignores whitelist (BypassedSenderDomains) when IP is found on a block list

On my Exchange 2007 machine I configured the IP block list provider to query zen.spamhaus.org bl.spamcop.net dnsbl.sorbs.net some of our business contacts or on those lists and get blocked by ...
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How to remove an entire Qmail queue? [duplicate]

I have a Qmail MTA queue with 100k messages in the queue. How can I remove the entire queue? I need to regain control of my machine, I will investigate the compromised php scripts afterwards. The ...
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Benefits of separate firewall product over AWS Security Groups for spam requests

I have a question that is an extension of this one: Examples where an AWS Security Group is not sufficient as a firewall?. Initially, the answer in that question made sense to me and I was working ...
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DNS and SPF configuration for Microsoft Exchange

We've started receiving spam with spoofed addresses from our own domain. So I'm trying to get my PTR and SPF records etc correct to prevent it. We're running Exchange 2010 on site with one server ...
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How to block IP addresses from port 25 [closed]

PROBLEM: Users are getting 15-20 SPAM emails per hour, even with SpamAssassin set to its most aggressive settings SOLUTION: SPAM filtering services are available from companies like McAfee (Intel). ...
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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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postfix header_checks - regex spanning multiple lines

I would like to create a spam filter that spans multiple lines in headers. This is my /etc/postfix/header_checks file: /^From:.*name[0-9]+@.+[\r\n]+To:.*name@domain\.com/ REJECT It's a valid ...
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Scraping log to identify emails sent to another MTA

I have a Courier MTA that seems to be sending spam. I want to scrape courier's mail.log to identify, for each mail that was sent to another MTA: The from address Where Courier got the email from ...
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Emails from my domain getting blocked at all other domains [duplicate]

Recently I tried to set up a new email server using iRedMail on Lubuntu. The mail server workes very well when email conversation is in the same domain. But when a user tries to send email to some ...
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Server exploited, perl script sending spam [duplicate]

my server with centos 6 is sending massive spam. Before move the backup on the new clean server, I must understand what is going on. let's read some logs mail log Jan 10 14:21:00 vps63495 ...
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Block people searching for server admin pages

Occasionally I flip through our (apache) access log and I often come across people trying to fish for admin pages. For example, they are trying to access pages like: /wp-login.php ...
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Why am I getting these emails?

Awhile ago I noticed that email messages from my domain is not immediately delivers by google, and I'm getting an smtp error message from google server. I don not remember the exact wording of that ...
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Blacklist mail server [duplicate]

I have checked my IP in all spam lookup sites. those sites are DNSBL.info, spamhaus.org, barracudacentral.org, spamcop.net, blacklistalert.org and all of it says that I am clear. But when I checked it ...
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Remove blacklist from spamRATS

I have checked my IP in SpamRATS and the result is the following: Standards Compliance: Does IP Address resolve to a reverse hostname... Passed! Does IP Address comply with reverse hostname ...
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Individual accounts being spammed on server, even though DNS not hosted [closed]

Disclaimer: Please pardon the newbery! I've got a dedicated linux server from HostGator that has around 100 accounts on it. Lately, dozens of these accounts get bombarded with junk mail a few times a ...
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Postfix, I'm receiving a lot of undelivered mails (logs inside)

Some days I receive a lot of Undelivered emails, it's like my server is used as relay. But I don't know if that's only backscatter emails or my server is really used as a relay. Here is what I found ...
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AOL bounces with: AOL will not accept delivery of this message [closed]

AOL started bouncing emails from my mail server with the following error: 521 5.2.1 : AOL will not accept delivery of this message. 554 5.5.0 Remote protocol error On the troubleshooting page AOL ...
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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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My site is suddenly getting slammed, not legitimate traffic

I run a site with about 700 registered users. On a typical day, there are 30-50 hits. In the last three days, the traffic has increased insanely fast (according to Google Analytics). I got 7,287 hits ...
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Postfix 2.9 or sendmail, outgoing spam prevention (check if sender exists)

Operating System: Linux Ubuntu 12.04 TLS Context: Plesk 11.5 Utility: Postfix 2.9.6 (updates restricted by Plesk 11.5 distribution) I would like Postfix to check the 'sender' field of every ...
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SCL not available for single user

Recently migrated from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 with Edge server. Problem is: All incoming mail for one specific user bypassing Mail Content Agent checks, there is a record from logs: ...
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Configure Barracuda Spam Filter behind Postfix to use client IP when do RBL-checking

I have the following setup: Internet -> Postfix Mail setup as Proxy -> Barracuda Spam Filter -> Microsoft Exchange I have tried searching through the documentation and configuration panels to see ...