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Which DNS Black Lists would you recommend to discard spam in pre-queue?

There are many black lists out there, with bad and good reputations. Also, some people recommend to use RBL lists only in score-based systems (like spamassassin) while others (including commercial ...
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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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Exim backscatter

One of my relays has been listed on backscatter.org, now I'm trying to configure our existing config only to send bounces to local users only. Does anyone knows how I deal with this issue? I've added ...
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PTR OK, SPF, DKIM passed but email messages are marked as Spam by Google?

# host 1.2.3.4 4.3.2.1.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer mail.domain.vn. # dig +short txt domain.vn "v=spf1 a mx ptr -all" # dig +short txt mail.domain.vn "v=spf1 a -all" Here's an email header ...
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Why an empty MAIL FROM address can sent out email?

We are using Smarter Mail system. Recently, we found that hacker had hacked some user accounts and sent out lots of spams. We have firewall to ratelimit the sender, but for the following email, the ...
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How to send 100,000 emails weekly and avoid being considered spammer

I have a mailing list with 100,000 email addresses, and I have to send it an email weekly. What application/program/webapp/script/etc do I have to use to send 100,000 emails weekly and avoid being ...
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Will blocking port 25 on a router cripple outlook clients?

I work at a small ISP, we manage about 60 buildings with p2p radios and a main cisco router at a central location. Recently we were notified that a phishing domain is associated with one of our IPs. ...
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Optimal parameters set for Postfix “smtpd_recipient_restrictions”

we've inherited the DNS from another ISP and now our mail server is bombed by about 1000 emails per minute, 99.99% of these emails are just spam. We're trying to optimize the filtering/rejecting the ...
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97% of emails reaching IronPort/Domino are Spam

We have a Domino mail server protected by Iron Port (v7.1.5 I think). Iron Port reports an average 96%-97% of emails are stopped by reputation filtering, and around 3% of emails are clean messages. ...
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Why is my SPF Record not working?

A spammer is using my domain to send spam, and I'm receiving a large amount of bounced email. I have an SPF record on the domain, however it doesn't appear to be having any effect. Receiving MTA's ...
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Emails going to Junk for Hotmail recipients [duplicate]

We send daily mass emails to our customers (~30,000+ emails per day). We have problems with Hotmail users receiving our emails. Sometimes the email goes to the Junk folder, but often it will got to ...
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How do I do an exact whois search?

When I execute the following whois command on my Ubuntu server, I get all sorts of other domains which contain google.com in the name, but clearly aren't owned by google. As this appears to be some ...
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Workaround SpamAssassin Y2K10 Bug (Mac OS X Server)

Bug Report: https://issues.apache.org/SpamAssassin/show_bug.cgi?id=6269 It turns out that SpamAssassin is adding a score of 3.2 (FH_DATE_PAST_20XX) to all email going through my mail server (Mac OS X ...
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Can a Barracuda Spam Filter 300 reject mail based on DNS?

Can a Barracuda SF 300 reject mail based on DNS? Specifically can it respond with a 4XX code for mail claiming to be from a domain without a valid MX or A record (similar to postfix's ...
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How do you test a new email filtering system?

What method do you use to test or evaluate potential new email filtering systems before you set it up on your production network? I am particularly interested in methods that are appropriate for ...
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Any antispam software beside SpamAssassin?

What other antispam software (server side) is available besides SpamAssassin?
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Avoid creating backscatter on a Postfix forwarding server

I run a Postfix server that hosts a small, alias-based mailing list. Let's say people@myserver forwards to alice@someprovider and bob@someotherprovider. Now, alice@someprovider might use a more ...
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Stop Outgoing Spam Already Tagged as Spam

I run a Postfix server with Amavis and Spamassassin among other things. Postfix receives mail from the outside world and passes it on to Amavis. Amavis has Spamassassin rate the mail, and then tags it ...
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Attack from anonymous proxy

We got attacked by some very-bored teenagers registering in our forums and posting very explicit material using anonymous proxy websites, like http://proxify.com/ Is there a way to check the ...
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Disable Outlook Web Access Junk filtering in Exchange 2013

By default, Outlook Web Access (OWA) in Exchange 2013 seems to move suspected junk mail to the Junk Email folder. This is undesirable behavior in most of my environments because we have Barracuda Spam ...
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Are SPF needed for domains that do not send mails and do not have MX record?

I have some domains registered that do not send mails. I have totally removed MX record for these domains on my DNS. Is it still useful to set an SPF record in order to avoid spammer to send mails ...
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Send email on behalf of clients

We're a communications company primarily doing printing of statements / utility bills, then mailing them out in the post. A few clients have asked for e-Delivery. Pretty much take the print output as ...
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Can a backup mx server be configured to reject email submissions if it can connect to the primary mx?

I know that one technique spammers may use is to send spam to a secondary mail server, since those servers tend to be less powerful and may not have all the spam filtering that the primary has. Can I ...
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With regard to anti-spam practices, what exactly does a typical reverse DNS check look for?

My understanding is that a typical reverse DNS lookup will compare the SMTP hostname (provided in the EHLO/HELO command) of an incoming connection and verify that it matches the PTR record for the ...
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Spam addressed to a sender but received by everyone else

Spam's been getting through Postini lately that's addressed to a recipient (bob@example.com) in the To: field and in the headers. While this isn't that strange -- we've had spam get through before -- ...
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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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Hotmail and Gmail mark emails as spam [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to send emails and avoid them being classified as spam I have been developing a PHP application and one of the features in that application is the ability to send ...
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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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Delete from mailq where subject matches

I have a mailq which is getting backed up with multiple emails with the same subject line. I would like to delete all emails in the mailq that match a particular subject line so they don't get sent. ...
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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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Why are email messages sent from my PHP application being treated as spam?

I have this funny thing. When I send an email out, to yahoo, gmail or hotmail users. If I include a link, it will treat as spam mail. But if i removed the link, it will become "inbox", not spam mail. ...
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Spam received to mystery “users” email group

This morning, our entire company received a spam message sent to users@ourdomain.on.ca, where ourdomain.on.ca is our actual domain. There is a distinguished name that this could correspond to: ...
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With valid SPF my mail header becomes huge -> high spamassasin score

I have a dedicated server with a survey system running on a subdomain. The parent domain is hosted on another server. I send email via google apps. Reverse DNS is correct. Without SPF og DKIM, the ...
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How to stop backscatter email spam

I know I can't do anything about people spoofing my email address, but what can I do about all those annoying bounce-mails? I get 5-10 "Undeliverable mail" a day, but I don't know how I can filter ...
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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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How to detect form spamming on your web servers?

If you run hundred of web sites on your servers, what it is the most efficient, automated way to detect if bots are using your HTML forms to send spam email, even if your forms have some kind of ...
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IMAP standard folder names - “Junk” or “Spam”

I am configuring spamassassin at the moment and have been wondering what is the standard (or atleast most used and recognized by most clients) folder name for Spam or Junk? I first used Spam, but ...
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How can I track who is sending spam through an Exchange server?

I have an Exchange 2003 server that sent me an email this morning: SMTP Server Remote Queue Length Alert Looking in the queues using Exchange System Manager there were just over 16,000 spam ...
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Blackberry & SPF

Some users on my domain use a Blackberry for email. Should Blackberry's servers be included somehow in my SPF record? Thank you much for any advice.
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Barracuda tagging email with 'date grossly in the future.'

I have a Barracuda 300. Granted it's running on some old firmware and the Energize updates are quite outdated. I'd like to update them, but, not my financial decision to do so. Starting around the ...
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Postfix check outgoing mail for spam

How can I force postfix to check (and log/flag/etc) all outgoing mail for spam? Just want to make sure I'm doing my part on my servers. EDIT: Postfix config, as requested. main.cf # See ...
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Silently drop OUTGOING mails to us.er.n.a.me@gmail.com (more than 3 dots in username part)

With postfix-2.6.6-2.2.el6_1.x86_64 on CentOS 6.4 is there please a way to inspect OUTGOING mails and silently drop them (i.e. do not send them) if the recipient looks like us.er.n.a.me@gmail.com ...
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Which RBL's does sophos use?

Anyone know where I can find the a list of which RBL's Sophos use's? I have checked their website with no luck, and currently awaiting a response from their technical support. Thank You in advance ...
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Google Apps BCC all Inbound and Outbound email

I am working with a company on a migration from a standard POP3 email provider over to Google Apps premier. The owner of the company currently receives copies of all INBOUND and OUTBOUND email into ...
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Server Sending Spam?

We have some servers hosting websites and email accounts for clients. Today we found that one of our servers has a very heavy load and by looking at the maillog it is doing a lot of sending to ...
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Forefront Protection for Exchange - Allowed sender still delivered to Junk Mail

I've got a fresh install of Server 2008 R2 SP1, Exchange 2010 SP1, and Forefront 2010 Protection for Exchange. All on the same box, Exchange is CAS/Hub/MBS. This is a testing box, looking to evaluate ...
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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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Spam from my server [closed]

I have exim and dovecot on my server installed with directadmin. Some users use it to send spam. How can i disabled this and remove my server from abuse. info from mainlog 2010-07-07 13:00:16 ...
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Indirect Postfix bounces create new user directories

I'm running Postfix on my personal server in a data centre. I am not a professional mail hoster and not a Postfix expert, it is just used for a few domains served from that server. IIRC, I mostly ...
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postfix skip spam checks for authorized SMTP

Is there any way to configure postfix to skip spam/antivirus checks for those smtp connections that are SMTP-AUTH'ed? I would like to keep all the standard checks for external smtp traffic, but for my ...