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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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Will Amazon SES improve spam filtering through typical spam filtering packages

We built web applications which create a fair amount of transactional emails, such as tickets, reminders and logging messages. These emails are typically sent to end users, but most of them are also ...
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How to read the “MS ForeFront” antispam report in email header?

I'm trying to diagnose why emails I'm sending out from my server's IIS SMTP Pickup Folder are getting bounced back occasionally. One tech from a receiving company who couldn't receive the emails ...
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Are 10.10.0.3 and 10.10.0.4 IP's for spammers

I have a site that is getting bombarded by requests from 10.10.0.3 and 10.10.0.4. I couldn't find where these servers are. What is the best way to regulate this? I could just deny those IP's but I ...
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Hosted Anti-Spam Service vs. Anti-Spam Appliance

We're currently using Content Catcher, a hosted spam solution. For less than what we pay them per year, we could purchase an anti-spam appliance to run in house. From a simple dollar perspective, it ...
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all mails going to gmail SPAM (sendmail on centos) 127.0.0.1 problem?

UPDATE ON SPF CHECK http://www.openspf.org/Why: The SPF check gives me this: An SPF-enabled mail server rejected a message that claimed an envelope sender address of support@ourdomain.com. An ...
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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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Send spam mail to a special folder using postfix

I have a postfix server running amavis and SpamAssassin to help filter spam. Messages that are detected as spam look like this when delivered into the user's Maildir: From tom@tom-mint Fri Mar 15 ...
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How did this email bypass my SPF settings?

I received a phishing email this morning that appeared to come from one of my addresses to itself. Looking at the headers, I found something interesting. DomainKey-Status: no signature ...
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What do these email newsletter services do to prevent their emails from going to SPAM folders?

These email newsletter services probably send millions of emails per day. How do they successfully do this without having their system black listed? Don't services like otmail/gmail block emails if ...
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How to make sendmail accept connections from localhost only

I need to secure the server by making sendmail-mta accept only local connections (from localhost), so that any external (potential spam) connections are denied. I use Debian 7.0 currently.
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How to notify Gmail, Hotmail, etc. that you are a legitimate website sending lots of notification to users

Although I have already done everything, like adding SFP, DKIM and sending plain text in my emails, I want to notify Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, and other "big" popular email providers that I'm legitimate. ...
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Is someone using my mail?

I found a whole bunch of this in my maillog (after my site went down from excessive resource usage): Dec 3 05:24:23 mysite qmail-queue-handlers[24524]: from=anonymous@mysite.com Dec 3 05:24:23 ...
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phpBB: How to handle spammy registrations?

I'm managing a phpBB-based forum that gets hit hard by spammers signing up fake accounts. To combat this, we enabled "administrator activation required", but it's not working so well: When a new user ...
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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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Postfix and compromised accounts

First of all, sorry for my English. I think it's very common to set the permit_mynetworks and permit_sasl_authenticated restrictions on first positions of the smtpd_recipient_restriction list, but, ...
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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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spam from your own email?

I have recently been receiving spam that has been listed as my own email address. I remember doing a few telenet emails back in school and know there are some ways to send looking like they are coming ...
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How do I prevent mail from my Exchange server from being blocked?

Recently one of our client machines was infected with a virus and I believe was spamming addresses in the user's contact list. Since then our server has been appearing on blacklists and it has been ...
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Allow email from a particular sender through spam filter

We are running exchange 2010 and are using the built in anti-spam feature. We have set up Content Filtering, IP Block List Providers, Sender ID, Sender Reputation and it filters out most of the junk ...
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Minimize the chance my email is blocked/filtered as spam

I'm running a web-based store where order confirmations are sometimes blocked and don't reach the intended user. The structure of the business model is such that our product is marketed to the ...
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How to check my linux server isn't spamming

I'm worried about dodgy php scripts or other malicious software on my linux server sending out spam. Or maybe I left an open relay What are the ways to check I'm not sending any spam out?
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Postfix - forward rejected by unknown recepients emails to SPAM-learning mailbox

I have Postfix + BitDefender FRAMS running as hygiene gateway before few Exchanges. BD FRAMS can learn it's Baesian filter by download SPAM and HAM emails from dedicated mailboxes. Because we have ...
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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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How do I spamtrap with Postfix?

How do I setup spamtraps with Postfix so clients that send to trapped addresses are prevented from sending me more spam?
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Best Postfix spam RBL policy weight daemon?

I just heard about policyd-weight so I did an apt-cache search policyd which returns three options: policyd-weight postfix-policyd postfwd Which one is the best, and do you have any tips on ...
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Dealing with referrer spam

One of our primary webservers, which runs Apache on Ubuntu, is coming under attack from heaps of referrer SPAM requests lately. There's enough of this that it is really sucking up our internet ...
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DNSBL listed at zen.spamhaus.org - cant get outgoing mail working? Am I interpreting the response correctly?

I have problem with a mailserver and there is something I kind of not understand! I can connect, authenticate, specify the sender address - but when specifying the reciever i get a error 550 which ...
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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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Hotmail and Live.com rejecting all emails [duplicate]

I have been having problems sending emails from my server to hotmail.com and live.com email addresses. I have read other posts on serverfault but they have not been helpful. Here is the error message. ...
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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 ...
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How do I throttle outbound email with sendmail

I know, I know, I should switch to Postfix. But in the meantime, how do I throttle outbound email (especially email to a single domain) in Sendmail?
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Anti-spam measures for websites

What are anti-spam measure I should consider before launching my user content website? Some things I have considered: Silent JavaScript based CAPTCHA on the register page (I do not have an ...
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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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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 ...
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Gmail.com detect mail as spam, but the server is not on any BlackList

I have an issue with Google. (GMail to be exact) About 1 month ago, we had a security breach, and mail was relayed through our servers. we got listed in almost ALL Black-Lists :( we fixed the ...
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CBL This IP address is HELO'ing as “localhost.localdomain”

I am pretty lost here, my server somehow got into a blacklist. And I don't know why and how to solve it. Please take a look at the link below. CBL List - click here Anyone knows what is going on ...
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What is the email SPF entry for sending from Yahoo!?

I have a client that is sending email from a Yahoo! Plus account as if from her own domain. Is there a way to set up the SPF record so that it covers all of Yahoo!'s outgoing servers? i.e., what do I ...
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What Security Suite to choose?

What security suite would you recommend in an environment consisting of roughly 120 PC's and some 30 servers? Environment is MS only, so Exchange and ISA must also be supported.
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How to deploy separate DNS server for email filtering

I'm looking to install Vamsoft ORF as a spam filter for my domain. Looking at the Deployment Guide I've noted the following statements regarding DNS. The server should not be the same DNS server ...
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What problems can an ADSP record in DNS cause for mailflow?

ADSP is an entry in DNS that works allows a domain owner to assert that all email must be signed with DKIM. (similar to the -all and ~all in SPF/SenderID). Messages that fail ADSP policy may be ...
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Sign multiple domains with single Domain Key (dk-filter)

Motivation The private shopping website GILT, send periodical update emails from giltgroupe.bounce.ed10.net however all of the mails are signed with domain keys of giltgroupe.com. mailed-by ...
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Avoid spammers who download content for the sake of using bandwidth

My company has a product which is downloadable through our website. Since day one, we've been continuously spammed by bots trying to download a little bit of content all the time (usually 4 MB out of ...
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What is the benefit of using DKIM to sign Content Type?

DKIM has the ability to sign headers on a per-header basis. I looked at Google's headers, and they DKIM sign ContentType. What is the security benefit of signing ContentType?
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Spamassassin? update channels?

I know this was asked here: but things seem to have changed. It appears that the old SARE rules are listed as broken The recommended SOUGHT channels seem to be down and DNS is broken for ...
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How can I explain to dspam that the user “brandon” is the same as “brandon@mydomain”

I am using dspam for spam filtering by running the "dspamd" daemon under Ubuntu 9.10 and then setting up a Postfix rule that says: smtpd_recipient_restrictions = ... check_client_access ...
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Mail sent to gmail goes directly into spam

First I would like to state I already searched through the database for similar questions to mine. Tried all of those suggestions but none really seem to work. The problem is the following: I ...
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Chinese bot visiting non-existent page every 5 minutes

Since 02.05.2013 some sort of bot is visiting my website, every 5 minutes. Most of the time it calls this URL, which doesn't exist: /viewtopic.php?f=3&t=849 Always with this user agent ...
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What are the different triggers that email servers use to mark email as spam

I believe that all the major email servers will look at the following before they decide to mark a received email as spam or not. 1. Mx record. 2. SPF record. 3. DKIM signature. 4. SMTP ...
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How do I remove IP from sorbs.net blacklist?

Our email server has ended up in the sorbs.net blacklist and we're going round in circles trying to get it removed, currently this is causing down-time between our suppliers. I am a developer and not ...