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Postfix: Gmail marking my email as spam

I'm been trying to understand why Gmail is treating the email sent from one of my domain/server as SPAM. I found a lot of threads here about this issue, however I checked the usual suspects like ...
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How to limit the From header to match MAIL FROM in postfix?

SMTP clients are required to pass user authentication before sending emails to other domains (relay). And we can use smtpd_sender_restrictions to make sure the MAIL FROM address matches the ...
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Open Source or lower-cost alternatives to Barracuda Spam Filter

I'm aware of SpamAssassin-based solutions, but I'm looking for a free or low(er) cost spam filtering solution that's similar in functionality to the Barracuda Spam Filter. The Barracuda works well, ...
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Does sending e-mail in the name of customers increase the risk of being marked as spammer?

We are developing a SaaS website application that lets users send invoices to their clients. Ideally, these e-mails should appear to be originating from our customers, so the sender e-mail address ...
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Google marks seemingly perfect emails as spam

First post - was directed here from stackoverflow! The problem: Google marks seemingly correctly formatted emails from my apache/postfix server as spam. Sample email as follows; (I have replaced my ...
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Postfix- open relay. How to configure so it is not?

I have setup Postfix but am having trouble with the setup. Whenever I used to send emails to the server, it reject my mails saying 'Relaying Denied', so I changed the following in main.cf: ...
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Postfix - am I sending spam?

today I received like 30 messages within 5 minutes telling me that some mail I send could not be delivered, mostly to *.ru email addresses which I did not send any mail to. I have my own webserver ...
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Can I enforce mail rules server-side in Exchange 2007?

I have a client who gets a TON of spam to their public IP. I have put a Linux box running exim and spamassassin in front of it, and a bunch of Outlook rules to move mail into the Junk Email folder ...
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Do you need additional Security Products besides Forefront Security For Exchange Server

Does Forefront for Exchange Server 2010 cover the entire windows server or just the Exchange 2010 installation on a Windows 2008 R2 server? Do we need to run an additional Forefront product for full ...
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Yahoo flagging mail as spam when using relay server

I'm using Postfix to relay mail from my site to my mail server. Mail is received properly at my Gmail and Hotmail accounts - only Yahoo is the problem. The Yahoo mail headers state: Received-SPF: ...
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Block mails with local from-addresses from unauthenticated senders using courier-esmtpd

We run a small courier mail server (courier-esmtpd). It is configured to accept mail from authenticated clients without recipient restrictions and mail from everywhere to local addresses: ...
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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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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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DNSBLs for IPv6

Spamhaus and other well-known DNSBLs don't yet support IPv6, and I'm not sure they ever will. What alternatives are there for spam filtering on IPv6? One approach is to rely entirely on ...
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Postfix/Spam Prevention [closed]

How do I make Postfix reject all mails when the client is not authenticated and the sender is from my domain? Is there an easy way to do this?
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Running a mail forwarding service, what are some steps I should take to prevent my IPs being blacklisted

Background: I'm about to launch a service which offers email forwarding for a large number of domains. Say you want people to be able to contact you using you@somesite.com, all emails sent to that ...
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Why are emails sent from my applications being marked as spam?

I have 2 web apps running on the same server. The first is www.nimikri.com and the other is www.hourjar.com. Both apps share the same IP address (75.127.100.175). My server is through a shared ...
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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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Emails from custom domain going to spam

I just bought a custom domain that I'm trying to use as my primary email address. However at the moment many of my emails are landing in people's SPAM accounts. Are there any cheap ways around this ...
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Postfix Whitelist before recipient restrictions

Alright. Some background. We have an anti-spam cluster trucking about 2-3 million emails per day, blocking somewhere in the range of 99% of spam email from our end users. The underlying SMTP server ...
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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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How can I prevent spoofed emails from outside thats using my internal accepted domain

I'm receiving spam emails sent from my own domain to my own domain. I'm using Exchange 2013. Example: myemail@mydomain.com is being used to send spam to myemail@mydomain.com. I can successfully ...
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Spamhaus XBL keeps adding my IP

Several days ago I found a message which was rejected in my inbox. It said that my IP is listed on Spamhaus XBL. Their page states: The reasons could be an Open Proxy or Spambot/Trojans. Checked all ...
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postfix sending mails to unknown addresses

I was checking my munin tables and saw a huge list of deferred mails in postfix and looking into /var/log/mail.log gave me an idea: I am sending mails to unknown mail addresses: Dec 23 08:21:32 ...
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Email getting marked as spam by gmail, hotmail but OKed by spamassassin

I am having some issues with emails getting sent from one of my websites using the PHP mailer. When I am using my own email server with spamassassin the emails come through without a problem, but with ...
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Config Server Firewall: Spamming my email | lfd on localhost: Suspicious process running under user www-data

I have just installed and configured CSF and I am getting 100s of spam emails containing this message. lfd on localhost: Suspicious process running under user www-data Time: Wed May 23 01:05:52 ...
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How to prevent your mail gateways from being blocked due to spam being sent via mail forwarding

We allow users to forward their e-mail to external addresses. From time to time, our mail gateway appliances' anti-spam engine computes a large spam campaign targeted to our users as a ...
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Can Spammers get your email address if it's set as postmaster, webmaster, etc?

When you set-up a "postmaster" email in postfix/cyrus/dovecot/fetchmail, etc, or a web-master address in an apache vhost, can spammer's query your server and get that information? Or is it only for ...
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Guidelines for Mail Servers - How to Maximize Deliverability to Remote Inboxes

My non-profit association has an Exchange server and a ListManager server to handle announcements to our members (about 800 email addresses) and several low-traffic discussion listservs. On the ...
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Firewall rule to only allow Postfix to send email through SMTP on port 25

As suggested in How do you detect a spambot on your network? how can I setup firewall rule to allow only Postifx to send emails using SMTP on port 25 and disallow all other applications to send on ...
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Email Delivery to Gmail Breaks After Implementing DomainKey

I have a personal VPS that I use as a personal email and web server. Today I was diagnosing email, and I created a test account at Gmail. At first I was not implemented DomainKey and only SPF was ...
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How to properly filter outgoing e-mail?

I have a platform consisting of many web servers doing shared web hosting. These servers run Linux and host tonnes of Wordpress, osCommerce, Joomla and other open source website platforms. Every now ...
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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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Postfix - Block email from non-existent local addresses

My question is very similar to this one, but for postfix. We keep getting emails from addresses like "accounting@example.com" delivered to our actual "@example.com" addresses. From my google ...
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What should be the spf record for my domain?

I have my own registered domain. I have a dedicated IP for my domain. I use a shared hosting service for my website. I want to send mail with php's function mail();. I have created one email ...
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New domain, used by spammers

I just registered a new domain last week. I associated it with my Google Apps account. Apparently, some spam bot is using it with fake account names to send spam and I'm receiving a ton of bounces. ...
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Recovering a server from being an open relay

One of our Mac Pro machines running Apache was inadvertently acting as a forward proxy with a public IP, after some organisation proxy rules changed. Consequently it was discovered by spammers and ...
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Server blacklisted for email spam

I am using MailEnable client on my VPS. My server has recently been placed on a black list for spamming. I have no idea why this is the case. However, after looking through logs it seems that emails ...
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How to properly set SPF record in my domain (Google Apps)

http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?answer=178723 How to properly set up my mailservers DNS record? I mean is it good to only set a: v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all or is it better ...
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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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How to make spamassasin reject mail based on score?

I am running Linux with Postfix, Dovecot, Postgrey and spamassasin/spamd. This is my main.cf smtpd_recipient_restrictions = permit_sasl_authenticated, ...
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Why is my Zimbra mail going into the spam folder of yahoo, hotmail etc.?

All mail from my new Zimbra mail server is going into spam and junk folder of Yahoo or Hotmail. Any suggestion to deliver them direct into inbox? Below is the header part of my mail from yahoo... ...
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DKIM error: dkim=neutral (bad version) header.i=

Ive been struggling the last couple of hours with setting up DKIM on my Postfix/CentOS 5.3 server. It finally sends and signs the emails, but apparently Google still does not like it. The errors I'm ...
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Emails is marked as spam

Hi We have set up the DKIM in our mail server using sendmail and configured our DNS record also. Still our mails are marked as spam. Also when we sent the mail from outlook the domainkey ...
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Can IIS automatically block IPs based on certain queries?

Can IIS7 automatically block IP addresses if certain queries are tried against my server? Like, is it smart enough to figure out that it's getting spammed by similar requests from the same IP under a ...
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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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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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Postfix — auto blacklist senders who send to 'honeypot' email addresses [duplicate]

I'm using postfix + spamassassin (amavis) now and I'm trying to increase my hit rate, so I've been looking at the logs to try to see any patterns in email that is obvious spam but gets low scores. ...
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Usefull to enter the same RBL's to Postfix and to spamassasin?

Does it make sense to enter the same RBL's in the postfix config under smtpd_recipient_restrictions and also in spamassasin? Would one not be enough? Thanks!
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PermError SPF Too Many Lookups and Reduction

My current SPF record is as follows: v=spf1 mx include:servers.mcsv.net include:xero.com -all The above cause the SPF validation to fail. Using http://mxtoolbox.com/SuperTool.aspx?action=txt, I ...