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Spam mails from vulnerable wordpress contact form

Recently I receive an e-mail from my server's host about spam mail coming out from my server's ip. I tracked down the problem to a specific site that is hosted on my server, it is a wordpress site and ...
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Mail delivery failed for a message I didn't send [duplicate]

I have started to receive emails with the subject: "Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender" for emails I haven't sent. I host my own mail server at my domain matos-sorge.com (a linode) and ...
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Setting SCL value on emails in exchange 2010

Emails on my Exchange 2010 server do not have a SCL value or X-MS-Exchange-Organization-SCL: in the email header. Does anyone know how to enable this so I can filter spam from my users Thanks
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GMail sends basic email to spam folder. SPF DKIM ok? [closed]

I am trying to send an email from my server using Mailgun. It's a very basic plain text email but for some reason it is ending up in spam. SPF and DKIM passes. Any ideas? I don't have any clue. This ...
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Postfix user is not allowed to submit mail

I am running a webserver on debian wheezy with postfix and about 3 months ago I had a major spam problem with one my domains with web21 id. I made a fresh wordpress install and everything and the ...
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All my domain's outgoing mail received as spam in gmail/yahoo/hotmail

All my domain's outgoing mail received as spam. I am not bulk emailing or anything like that. I know very little about how email actually works under the hood and having been continually searching for ...
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Is there a way to get spamassassin to score the top lines of a message body more heavily?

A lot of spam is getting through the filter on the mail server I run with the relatively simple trick of starting with few lines of (incredibly obvious) weight loss or other scam text at the top, ...
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Spam e-mail tracing

I have this issue where I receive on my server admin e-mail failure notices to a lot of e-mails that I or my hosted domains did not send. The machine is an Ubuntu with Plesk 11. For e-mail I use ...
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How to configure email server to send lots of transactional emails

My organization is currently outsourcing email delivery to an SMTP service provider. We're considering bringing that back in house to deliver our own emails. We send about 5k transaction emails per ...
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Exchange 2010 forwarded emails by external servers being blocked

Our users were getting spam messages from their own accounts (same domain/login for example madboy@company.com to madboy@company.com). This is preety standard trick and I decided to block it so that ...
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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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Should I block the other SMTP ports as well to block outgoing mail?

I have blocked outgoing port 25 to prevent spam being sent from my servers. However, I'm not very familiar with SMTP and I have heard that ports such as 465 and 587 can also be used to send mail, but ...
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Exchange 2010 Mail stuck in Queue - HUB Version 15 - Journaling

I have issues with my queue on my Exchange 2010 Hub Transport server. When I do a Get-Queue, I can see over 1000 emails on queue and the next hop is Hub Version 15! I don't have a clue what a Hub ...
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How do I get my server off the ivmSIP/24 blacklist?

I checked my server IP using this tool: http://www.mxtoolbox.com/SuperTool.aspx It's come up on the ivmSIP/24 list. What can I do to get my IP removed from this list? I have SPF records set to ...
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Efficient way to get Postfix talk to SpamAssassin

Traditional methods of doing this on SA wiki talk about shell scripts as content filters. Well that's an additional fork syscall on every email and the volume that will flow through the machine is ...
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Using DKIM in my server for multiple domains (websites)

As I couldn't find this exact tutorial in Stack, I share my findings with al of you. I always get things solved thanks to this comunity. Thanks! Original question: I've read the tutorial posted by ...
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How to better block phishing spam due to heartbleed?

I imagine it won't take long for spammers to recognize that Heartbleed is an ideal way to do phishing. I am thinking of ways to mitigate the phishing risk, I mean just this time for the heartbleed ...
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hMailServer forwarding and distribution lists with SPF checking

I have installed and configured hMailServer, primarily to allow me to create a distribution list for a private organisation, and some email address aliases. This is so that members of the ...
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Fighting Spam - What can I do as an: Email Administrator, Domain Owner, or User?

This is a Canonical Question about Fighting Spam. Also related: How to stop people from using my domain to send spam? What are SPF records, and how do I configure them? There are ...
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How to resolve problems with spf / softfail?

I'm having problems with Google rejecting mail because of SPF problems. I thought I had this fixed, but evidently not... The mail is being sent from a Drupal site running mimemail. A message that ...
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SpamAssassin keeps crashing during cleanup of child pid due to SIGCHLD: interrupted, signal 2 (0002)

I am running SpamAssassin on an Ubuntu Server with a quad-core processor and 7.5GB RAM. I am running a Mail Server on a separate Windows Machine and this Mail Server passes messages to the ...
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Is the 10-DNS-lookup limit in the SPF spec typically enforced?

My understanding is that the SPF spec specifies an email receiver shouldn't have to do more than 10 DNS lookups in order to gather all the allowed IPs for a sender. So if an SPF record has ...
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GMail or Office 365 for small businesses with LOTS of domains [closed]

Sorry if not the right place to ask, I'm pretty new here (mostly post programming questions on SO). I work for a small company, about 5 employees, but we have 5 different domains we use for sending ...
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How to send emails and avoid them being classified as spam

This is a canonical question about how to handle email sent from your server being misclassified as spam. For additional information you may find these similar questions helpful: Best ...
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Postfix is Sending Spam [duplicate]

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server, hosted on AWS, that powers a dozen WordPress installations using Nginx and php5-fpm. The problem just began one day. My server was down. Panic! Whenever I turned it on ...
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SPF record validation is pass but email is rejected by server [duplicate]

I have SMTP on a windows 2008 server with IIS6. The SPF recored is passed when I send emails to hotmail or gmail but it gets rejected on other servers claiming that there is problems with the SPF. ...
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hMail delivery queue full with unsuccesfull spam

Since a day or two the mail delivery queue of the hMailServer is exploding because someone is trying to send spam via this server. Though the e-mails aren't successfully sent it fills up the mail ...
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what user is sending emails from mailq

I have a debian box with postfix on it. I checked the mailq and I do not understand how to read the mailq. I need to know witch user is used to send this emails. here is a example 0F87797868C ...
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Exchange 2007 ineffective spam filter

On a pretty clean 2007 setup, I'm seeing A LOT of mail with senders such as 0.0011a7f8@roman htyme@14009d3cb93848c 0-lz@14009d3cb93848c 0-5-1@home-4fd909062d 0-td@h109-187-48-125.dyn.bashtel.ru all ...
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How easy is it to sniff the SMTP port of webserver to capture mails

I've got a very basic question that I don't know the answer for. Our company owns a webserver that runs multiple websites and works as a mail server for these websites as well (e.g. to send contact ...
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Block spam by using geoip filter?

We are looking for a way to be able to block spam based on geographic location by filtering using geoip. context: we rarely have any email correspondence outside of the USA, so we would like to block ...
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Spam - openrelays using our email addresses

Folks, I'm getting into trouble with spam filters on the internet. Our own email addresses are being used by spammers and replies are being sent back to us with notification about addition to ...
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nginx - Tips to fight spam [closed]

Can someone suggest best NGINX practices to limit spam requests? Currently what I do is maintain blockips.conf file in which I deny spammer IPs. Are there any better alternatives I can go with.
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Dealing with Apache spam

I am recieving a lot of suspicious requests which cause Apache to use a lot of memory (over 1GB) [Mon Feb 24 09:48:29 2014] [error] [client 120.37.238.125] PHP Fatal error: Allowed memory size of ...
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Mail server is seen under different IP by other mail servers, than it has --> mail marked as spam

I am experiencing problems with delivering emails from my server and can't see the real cause of this problem. Emails from my mail server are marked as spam. In message sourcecode I can see, that my ...
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Server sending spam [duplicate]

There is a part of my exim_mainlog. As you can see and send emails every second. How can i stop it? I even suspend thenimb.com, it didn't help. I use exim. 014-02-20 18:20:48 1WGXIl-00010f-L6 ** ...
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Marking emails with DKIM - safe?

Im running an email server as part of a research study. We have subjects connecting and sending email from a variety of clients. One function of this server is to communicate with said subjects - ...
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Evaluation of mail server configuration

I have a mail server configured to use DNS real-time blacklists (DNSRBLs), e.g. zen.spamhaus.org, to determine whether delivered email is spam or not. I would like to evaluate my mail server's ...
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Amavis log clean passed mails to mail.log

I use amavis on my Ubuntu host to scan emails for spam. Unfortunately amavis log all clean passed mails to the 'mail.err' and the 'mail.log'. How to prevent the 'mail.err' logging? mail.err example ...
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Can I check 'mailq' with vzctl from node?

Can I check 'mailq' with vzctl from node? I need to find out if VPS owner from one node sends SPAM messages. Any other way to check if VPS client sends SPAM ?
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How do you view quarantined mailbox on Microsoft Exchange 2010?

When certain emails are quarantined for high spam scores, exchange sends a default email to the recipient stating that the email was quarantined for x reason. How do you view the quarantined emails? I ...
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Sendmail: Sender address rejected (Domain not found)

I'm running into problems with sending mail on our webserver. Some mails are sent and delivered without any problems (eg Gmail), while others are deferred with "Sender address rejected: Domain not ...
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How to remove all messages from exim mail queue from a certain user/email

I've spend the last hour trying to figure out how to delete all messages from a certain mail address from the exim mail queue, after the queue was full of spam emails.
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Spamming from my Linux server

Hi I was wondering if anyone could help. I got a email from my host company that there are some weird traffic coming from my server. A quick look into the log file revealed the sample log below. There ...
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Our exchange server is sending out a lot of spam [closed]

We have an exchange server 2003 and our IP address was blacklisted. When I check the Queue folder in the exchange server root directory, there are tons of Delivery Status Notification (Delay/Failure) ...
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How can Sendmail reject email to a local user *unless* it comes from a trusted subnet?

I have sendmail set up to accept mail for a few domains and to relay messages for a few subnets' worth of systems. Recently a particular internal-use-only address has been receiving a lot of spam. ...
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Which anti spam DNS blacklists should used?

i want to protect my mailserver with dns blacklists for fighting the spam. there a so many blacklists out there. currently i use: ix.dnsbl.manitu.net cbl.abuseat.org bl.spamcop.net ...
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What do I need to be able to send mass SMTP email efficiently? [closed]

I am creating a web application that allows users to send broadcast emails to a list of subscribers. Essentially, it's a mass emailer and autoresponder, like AWeber or Constant Contact or MailChimp. ...
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How to make spamassasin reject mail based on score?

I am running linux with postfix, dovcot, postgrey and spamassasin/spamd. This is my main.cf smtpd_recipient_restrictions = permit_sasl_authenticated, ...
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Listed on spamcop.bl.net - why?

I entered our mailserver IP and got this report: In the past 5.4 days, it has been listed 3 times for a total of 3.6 days How would I go about determining what caused my server to get flagged? Does ...