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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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Dealing with HTTP w00tw00t attacks

I have a server with apache and I recently installed mod_security2 because I get attacked a lot by this: My apache version is apache v2.2.3 and I use mod_security2.c This were the entries from the ...
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Reject emails from specific address on exim

i have a spammer that is driving me crazy. What i want to do is reject his emails altogether so he receives an instant message saying "message rejected" or similar. Can exim do this? How? Note: This ...
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Using fake MX records to combat spam

I have a client that is getting heavily spammed.. It's the 15th of the month and POP3 bandwidth is almost 100 GB. There are only 7 e-mail accounts on this domain. I installed SpamAssassin set it to 5 ...
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Prevent MAILER-DAEMON NDRs from deferring in Barracuda

Mail Server: Zimbra 6.0.9 Spam-Firewall: Barracuda Spam Firewall 300 (Firmware v6.1.5.006) All spam firewalls only work so well, and unfortunately some spam will come through. Incoming spam will ...
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Relatively easy way to block all traffic from a specific country?

I have a web app that has no users in the Philippines, but is constantly bombarded by spammers, carders testing cards, and other undesirable activity from there. I can see in the logs that they have ...
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letting anonymous users use a form to send emails as if it is from their own mailboxes without getting flagged as spam

I am working on a project for an environmental NGO. They want to let users use a form on their website, provide their name, their email address and select certain emails from a list to send complaints ...
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Is SRS rewriting absolutely necessary for a forwarding mailserver?

I am operating a Postfix email server for my domain, say mydomain.com. It mostly acts as a forwarding email server: users receive an email address @mydomain.com, but usually elect to have their ...
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trying to locate process on server which is sending spam email [duplicate]

I have a CentOS server running Exim, with a standard LAMP stack installed. The problem is that there is a process that is sending out unsolicited emails, AND I do not know how to locate the process. ...
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How to prevent mail from our website going into spam mail of users?

I work for an educational services company based in India. We've around one million students enrolled as users. We're frequently facing the problem of our bulk mailers regarding upcoming exams, new ...
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Mail get's registered as spam, everything set up correctly [duplicate]

I'm having serious troubles with getting my email to be not detected as spam. I've tried EVERYTHING. I've tried multiple forums and even there they were out of ideas. So, I have tested almost every ...
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Why is it a bad idea to use a customer email as the from address

I've got an application that emails users once they have filled in a form. It uses a no-reply@customerdomain.com as a from address. The customer wants it to use the email from the form as the from ...
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How to get rid of spam mails with return-path and from non-existent@mydomain.tld

Over a few days I'm getting several spam mails to my junkmail folder. The return-path and from addresses are always non-existent mailaddresses of my own tld (for example non-existent@mydomain.tld). ...
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mail server should anyone be able to send internal mails from external IP without authentication?

Sorry for the long title. My parent organisation that owns the company I work for accepts emails to be sent from test@org.com to test@org.com when connecting via port 25 telnet externally. I'm ...
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Postfix selectively bypassing the spam

I have Centos 7 installed and postfix as MTA on the server. Here is my anti spam postfix additional configuration: # main.cf ANTI SPAM disable_vrfy_command = yes smtpd_delay_reject = yes ...
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signed-by in mail header is not added as I have installed and configured my domain

I have checked in http://dkimcore.org/c/keycheck that my site has a valid TXT record for DKIM. My domain is myDomain.com and my selector is mail. I used -t and says to servers to ignore errors and ...
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Five Questions about Specific Examples of Sender Policy Frameworks (SPF) [duplicate]

I have spent some time learning about SPF and have five questions based on specific SPF policies. I obtained the SPF data via http://www.kitterman.com/spf/validate.html In advance, many thanks for ...
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SPF “include:” does MX stay as included domain's MX, or get translated to the includer's MX?

SPF records allow you to include another's domains SPF record within your own. For example, example.com can have include:_spf.google.com in its SPF record to include all of the SPF rules for ...
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Yahoo marked my mail as spam [duplicate]

Yahoo is marking our mail as spam. Mail header says that Domain Key, PTR, SPF all ok. From Abrabos Mon Jan 18 23:41:38 2016 X-Apparently-To: carry.vaillant@yahoo.com; Mon, 18 Jan 2016 23:45:10 +0000 ...
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Apache access log full of unauthorized and suspicious requests, how to take action

I have setup a small tiny VPS for my own website. Since it was live, I see many suspicious activity in the access.log file. When I was on a shared hosting I did not have access to this file and ...
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spamassassin how to remove explanation and score breakdown in the message?

I have setup SpamAssassin in Windows (using the JamSoftware), created a service for spamd.exe and currently SpamAssassin works fine. However, I would like to disable the explanation that SpamAssassin ...
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Exchange 2007 - Sending spam from MY domain but invalid, random users

I'm running Server 2003. Exchange 2007. I've got something on the system sending out tons of spam, and now mostly blocked from the outside world. (We can receive, but not send because we're on ...
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How do I whitelist a spam trigger in a SpamAssassin update channel?

Somehow one of our customer URLs seems to have gotten into some or all SpamAssassin rule sets that are distributed through update channels (we suppose). Mail provider that use Spamassassin mark all ...
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Spam ranking explodes if a certain URL is mentioned in email body - why?

If any email contains the URL lafargeholcim-foundation.org or if an email is sent using an email address from that domain, certain providers rate those mails as Spam, others not at all. It is enough ...
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How I stop spam backscatter rendering email on my domain unusable?

Some miscreant is using non-existent accounts on my domain as a forged sender for spam emails (i.e., sdfhdfsg@mydomain.com). All the out-of-office and spam rejection emails are coming back to me ...
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how do I filter and reject mails in postfix based on the 'to' address

My CentOS server is configured for outgoing mail only. I need a filter to reject mails targeted at selected destinations. For example, if I test with > mail -s "test" spam@trash.com I want this ...
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Email rejected as Spam by Gmail [duplicate]

My domain is apitrak.com registered at gandi.net. For my mail I use Apple Mail and th Gendi.net SMTP server throught SSL. When I respond to a Gmail address, I get an "Undelivered Mail" response by ...
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How can I reject spam before reaching SMTP on Postfix

My server has started receiving thousands of attempts to use my mail server to send spam from dynamic.hinet.net. The attempts are always rejected, but it's non-stop. I'd like to block these attempts ...
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Postfix Localhost Server Sending Spam to Itself

I have an iRedMail server that runs Postfix and am trying to determine the source of its spam problem. I have since changed the MX records on the domain for the address receiving spam and the good ...
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How to block referral source on apache with special characters?

I've been getting referral spam on my site. I've tried several options to block it, but it still hits it. I think it has to do with being special characters on the referral? This is the referral ...
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Postfix reject_rbl_client Blacklists Not Working

I have a mail server (iRedMail) that uses Postfix. I've been getting a lot of spam, so I modified the /etc/postfix/main.cf file and have the smtpd_recipient_restrictions set to this: ...
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Add a second IP to SPF record, from an external SMTP server [closed]

I would like to add the IP of an external SMTP server to an existing SPF record, which is looks like this: "v=spf1 a mx ip4:185.6.139.6 a:frey.mailpool.1.netmask.hu a:frey.mailpool.2.netmask.hu ...
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Prevent mail being marked as spam

This is a canonical question about avoiding outgoing mail being classified as spam. Also related: Fighting Spam - What can I do as an: Email Administrator, Domain Owner, or User? What ...
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Postfix sent mails are bounced or go to spam

I recently tried setting up a mail server to be able to send mail for the websites I host with apache. At first I tried to work with exim but I was overflown with error messages and mails I tried to ...
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SpamAssasin FSL_HELO_BARE_IP_2 and RDNS_DYNAMIC error

Why I got FSL_HELO_BARE_IP_2 and RDNS_DYNAMIC error from SpamAssasin? This message was send from an authenticated client (host02-4-dynamic.17-80-r.retail.telecomitalia.it) to a Exim4 server ...
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Emails ending up in gmail spam folder [duplicate]

Emails from my dedicated server are ending up in spam folder in gmail even though the server is not blacklisted and with good reputation - see below. the server level issues that would cause this ...
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Postfix: reject mail, but still deliver or archive in a folder for spam analysis

I'm using Postfix and Spamassassin, and Postfix is rejecting incoming mail that fall into spam rules. Mail are then forwarded to different relays based on many factors. Is there a way to archive ...
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False IP blacklisting on CBL and Spamhaus ZEN

I've gone thru this: Spamhaus XBL keeps adding my IP I'm managing the server 23.239.30.81 on Ubuntu using Postfix. Since last 6 months or so I started forwarding all my: Cron Daemon logs ...
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Does sending mail on behalf of another domain (using a Sender: header) increase chances of being marked as spam?

Our marketing department is contracting with a service that will send email to prospective customers on our behalf. From what I'm gathering from their documentation, it sounds like they do so via the ...
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Should local network host names and IPs be stripped from mail headers?

I'm completely confused about question of necessity/benefit of stripping local network host names and IPs from from mail headers. Two years ago I've found an article which states that modern ESPs ...
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whitelisting mail server with outlook [duplicate]

For some reason, my mail server works with every email address except for outlook.com; I don't know how to fix this issue because most of my country's partners and clients use office365. I am using ...
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Email in SPAM with Debian 8.2 [duplicate]

I have a problem (BIG PROBLEM) with SPAM. All the emails my mail server (Debian 8.2 and ispconfig latest stable) send, end up in spam. I'm using Google Apps. I did a test on spamscorechecker.com ...
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Spam from my email address on my domain with DKIM

Someone is sending spam emails from my email address. And it looks like these emails have DKIM. How is this can be possible if they doesn't have access to that email? (my emails handles by something ...
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How do IPs end up on the spam blacklists

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this kind of question but here goes. I have 3 IPs on my server, which I'm running for shared hosting. The main shared IP gets blacklisted sometimes, ...
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How can Monitor Linux zimbra mail traffic ( in and cout )?

I configured zimbra mail server in linux. Is there any way to monitor e-mail traffic through linux server. Or any way to monitor spam activities on this zimbra mail server. Thanks for the great help. ...
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Why do 'hackers' setup bots repeatedly fill out web forms?

There is something I don't get, one of my web apps has a small form that allows you to enter you name and email address to "subscribe" to a user list for a site I maintain. The site is very low ...
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How to prevent spammers sending bogus@mydomain emails out of my name [duplicate]

Lately I receive a lot of Delivery Status Notification (Failure) e-mails. Bogus spam email is sent from blablaxx@mydomain to other emailadresses, and bounce back to my catch-all info@mydomain with ...
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DKIM, SPF, DMARC, SPF OK mails are flagged as SPAM

I have a dedicated server running CentOS7 with Postfix, the problem is that all the sent mails are flagged as SPAM by hotmail and gmail despite DKIM, SPF, DomainKeys, DMARC records and keys wich are ...
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How to block referrers that come from specific domain TLD?

Recently I'm getting many hits to my website coming from spam referrers using different domain names and they're all .ru domains. I'm using Nginx on my server. Currently I'm using the below code to ...
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Outlook.com rejects: 550 SC-001 (BAY004-MC5F13)

I am operating a cluster of 3 dedicated machines for a webapp, each of those uses sendmail as MTA. Hostnames are node1.domain.com node2.domain.com node3.domain.com Unfortunatelly outlook.com rejects ...