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Is setting up my own SMTP server to send email a waste of time with regards to deliverability?

I have a dedicated host serving a few domains I manage. I host my own email and IMAP server. The server is at buildoneforme.com with IP address 144.76.81.247. I think reverse DNS is working: $ host ...
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Mail spam error while sending mails using Gmail id via Postfix hosted on Amazon EC2 server

This issue is related to using my own SMTP server to send email by any user mail id like some other mail APIs do e.g; Amazon SES, MailChimp. I am using Postfix as a mail server for my applications. I ...
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E-mail sent from mobile version of Zimbra is marked as Spam

yesterday I sent an e-mail from my company e-mail account to another company account, using Zimbra webclient on my smartphone. Unfortunately it was marked as SPAM, so I got task to find out why. Here ...
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Postfix reject_unknown_reverse_client_hostname: replace default unknown_client_reject_code (450) to 550. Why/When I should not?

In the daily battle against SPAM, there have been several times when I've been tempted to heavily enforce DNS requirements from clients connecting from the wild Internet. In detail, I would have ...
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Sane Spam Strategy [closed]

Right now I'm using spamd to score spam and then procmail to put it in user's .Spam Maildir folder and then manually running sa-learn on .LearnAsSpam and .LearnAsHam and then also manually just ...
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Why does adding /etc/mailname prevent amavis from adding X-spam flags?

Whenever I restarted my amavis process I encountered the message: Starting amavisd: head: cannot open `/etc/mailname' for reading: No such file or directory amavisd-new. I decided to add an /...
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How do I block all BlazingFast.io IP ranges?

In my logs I've been noticing several cases where frequent requests from an IP spam POST requests to a specific Wordpress script. What all of these spam source IPs have in common, is that they ...
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Postfix spam abuse [duplicate]

I have a terrible problem, my joomla website is being abused to massively send spam. I have no clue on what is actually happening, but my postfix mail queue is constantly filled with thousands of spam ...
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exim queue notification if a domain is sending more than x number of emails

I am running Exim as an MTA. I have also implemented a Per hour Per domain email Limit. Still I see that my IP reputation goes bad if a spammer sends more than x amount of emails in 24 hours or so. I ...
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SFP + Gmail = Emails delivered to spam box

A long time ago I posted a question here: Postfix: Gmail marking my email as spam where I said that although emails send from my servers were passing all the DKIM and SPF tests they were getting ...
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Do spam impersonators impact my server's reputation?

Recently I opened my server's webmaster email inbox and found 32 "Delivery status notification failed" emails reporting the failure of the delivery of 32 emails I did not send. After some ...
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Unable to resolve IP Blacklisting with Spamhaus

I have a website which is currently assigned an IP 64.XXX etc from my hosting provider. This IP when looked up comes up clean with all Blacklist checks that I run. However, I am also being assigned an ...
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Exchange 2013 IPBlockListProvider blocking some (but not all) matched IPs

I have configured our Exchange 2013 Edge Transport server to utilize several IPBlockListProviders including Spamhaus. While they work great most of the time, there are still some emails which despite ...
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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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Why is my new domain email triggering spam filters?

I recently purchased and set up a new domain to send emails with Google Apps but noticed many of my emails are going to spam. I ran it through the isnotspam.com spam report and got this report. This ...
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Vultr modsec check (Spam Attempt) [duplicate]

i received vultr's warning spam email, that said: 1 attacks from x.x.x.x has been detected against malekal.com and when i contacted support, he told me use tcpdump (but i'm new here, i dont know ...
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Spam delivered by mx.google.com despite SPF fail

Some spammer use our e-mail address as sender in forged e-mails. Now we got thousands of bounced messages from no longes existing e-mails. We set up SPF and DKIM records but it does not stop. ...
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b.barracudacentral.org how configure my firewall

I use a ZyXEL USG200 firewall and I have to put in it the b.barracudacentral.org URL to activate the check of incoming mail. I use an external ISP DNS server and an external hosted email service, both ...
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How to identify source / script of spam IIS 7 [closed]

I am looking for a way to find the source of spam on one of my webservers, attached to Parallels Plesk Automation 11.5. The server currently runs Windows 2008 r2 & IIS7. The mail queue keeps ...
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Mail being marked as spam by gmail but only from certain addresses [closed]

I am sending the same message through the PHP mail() function using two different addresses in the header. When I send the email with contact@domain.com it is marked as spam by gmail but when I send ...
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Block an http referrer on the server level

I am seeing multiple fake http referrers to several sites on my server, which for the most part doesn't bother me, except that they distort visitor stats. I have filtered the questionable domains out ...
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What could these email mean? [closed]

I receive these mysterious emails with no subject, no body, forged yahoo addresses, and forged Message-Id. I receive hundreds of these every day. I've included a sample of about a dozen below (I've ...
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relearn bayes autolearned spam when mails already processed by exchange

I'm using postfix with amavis and spamassassin to filter out spam before relaying everything to an exchange server. Regularly I got mails which weren't catched by spamassassin, even worse, they were ...
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Why does my server (postfix) “relay” mails / Have my server been hacked? [duplicate]

Something weird is going on on my mail server. I was mailing a friend and my mail bounced because the ip of my server had been blacklisted. It appears like my server is being used for relaying spam ...
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Keep receiving abuse messages from my service provider, but cannot find anything in maillog

I keep receiving from my provider abuse messages, that spam is being sent out from my server, but I cannot find anything in the /var/log/maillog files. No information is being logged there about ...
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How to add an email to an international Spam Blacklist [closed]

I am sick and tired of getting invitation emails from LinkedIn. When I ask the senders to stop sending these to me, the answer is always the same: they never sent the email in the first place. This ...
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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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My server mail going junk in hotmail and yahoo [duplicate]

All my server mails going to spam in hotmail and yahoo. Here is my full mail source. Can any one please help me to sort out this issue ? x-store-info:4r51+eLowCe79NzwdU2kRyU+pBy2R9QCDI9u8Kc1Jen/...
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How to send a large number of emails to a dated list of receipients

One of my clients was to send an email to ~100,000 recipients. The client is a state organization, the emails are not promotional, the recipients are all members of the organization and they are sure ...
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Can mailman/exim reject nonmember postings at connection time?

I am using Mailman with Exim. When a nonmember posts to a mailing list, Mailman can be configured in any of the following ways, each of which has a problem: Accept it -- this distributes spam to ...
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How to disable Symbolic link creation option to users in cPanel server? [closed]

In shared hosting server, one user is trying to upload 100s of symbolic link files and trying to access files out side. Mostly it is for malicious purpose. In this image, you can see 100s of symlink ...
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How do I stop spam sent to mailing list posters by a list subscriber?

I administer a few moderate traffic mailing lists. I'm starting to get reports from list members about spam being sent to them after they post to a list. I've been sent a couple of these spam messages ...
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What's the purpose of spammy HTTP referers?

In the logs of my website, there's a lot of visits with a HTTP referer set to spam-like websites (usually Russian sites, I've noticed). I assume what they're doing is just using a web crawler to visit ...
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Automatically rescan email with SpamAssassin after it has been received

For the past months, the amount of spam I've been receiving has been driving me crazy. Despite running SpamAssassin (with RBL checks) on my Exim4 mailserver, a lot of it has been finding its way to ...
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Spammer on CentOS keeps blacklisting my server [closed]

I am the owner of a server and I have got a spam problem on one of the accounts. The spammer keeps sending lots of mails from fake non-existing addresses from (only) one of my domains. name@...
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Does “~all” in the middle of an SPF record signal the end of the record when it is parsed?

Our company's SPF record format is as follows: "v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all a mx ip4:X.X.0.0/23 include:spf.example.com ?all" So we have an "~all" in the middle of our SPF record. On the ...
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Hotmail/Outlook dumping apparently valid emails

I've written some software that operates a non-commerical contact list for clubs, where the server sends out admin mails to the entire club. The emails are received Ok on Yahoo, gmail, and AOL, but ...
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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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how to prevent fake mails from being sent on my mail server? [closed]

I use Zimbra as my office email server. Recently, an intern at my company showed that he could use my email id (without hacking into my account) to send emails to anyone in the company using the ...
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Postfix Limit mail for domain from IP range

I have multiple domains and email accounts on my postfix server. All of them get slammed with spam despite all my attempts to get it under control, I broke down and started paying for a pass external ...
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Exchange 2013: content filtering bypass

I have just completed a migration from a single Exchange 2007 to 2xExchange 2013 servers in separate sites. Mailflow is working correctly, but the anti-spam content filtering is not working as ...
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Automated email sent using Bash mail function gets filtered as spam by Gmail [duplicate]

I have a Bash script which is scheduled to run everyday and sends out user notification emails using a command like: mail -s "Hello World" someone@gmail.com Why is this email detected as spam by ...
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Exchange 2007 ignores whitelist (BypassedSenderDomains) when IP is found on a block list

On my Exchange 2007 machine I configured the IP block list provider to query zen.spamhaus.org bl.spamcop.net dnsbl.sorbs.net some of our business contacts or on those lists and get blocked by ...
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Benefits of separate firewall product over AWS Security Groups for spam requests

I have a question that is an extension of this one: Examples where an AWS Security Group is not sufficient as a firewall?. Initially, the answer in that question made sense to me and I was working ...
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DNS and SPF configuration for Microsoft Exchange

We've started receiving spam with spoofed addresses from our own domain. So I'm trying to get my PTR and SPF records etc correct to prevent it. We're running Exchange 2010 on site with one server ...
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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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Blocking spam with SpamAssassin [duplicate]

I have a server that runs websites and exim for e-mail. I've added countless RBLs including barracuda to try and cut back on incoming spam. However, they still keep coming in. The clients use ...
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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 regex,...
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Scraping log to identify emails sent to another MTA

I have a Courier MTA that seems to be sending spam. I want to scrape courier's mail.log to identify, for each mail that was sent to another MTA: The from address Where Courier got the email from ...
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Emails from my domain getting blocked at all other domains [duplicate]

Recently I tried to set up a new email server using iRedMail on Lubuntu. The mail server workes very well when email conversation is in the same domain. But when a user tries to send email to some ...