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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Block people searching for server admin pages

Occasionally I flip through our (apache) access log and I often come across people trying to fish for admin pages. For example, they are trying to access pages like: /wp-login.php ...
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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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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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Individual accounts being spammed on server, even though DNS not hosted [closed]

Disclaimer: Please pardon the newbery! I've got a dedicated linux server from HostGator that has around 100 accounts on it. Lately, dozens of these accounts get bombarded with junk mail a few times a ...
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Postfix, I'm receiving a lot of undelivered mails (logs inside)

Some days I receive a lot of Undelivered emails, it's like my server is used as relay. But I don't know if that's only backscatter emails or my server is really used as a relay. Here is what I found ...
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AOL bounces with: AOL will not accept delivery of this message [closed]

AOL started bouncing emails from my mail server with the following error: 521 5.2.1 : AOL will not accept delivery of this message. 554 5.5.0 Remote protocol error On the troubleshooting page AOL ...
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My site is suddenly getting slammed, not legitimate traffic

I run a site with about 700 registered users. On a typical day, there are 30-50 hits. In the last three days, the traffic has increased insanely fast (according to Google Analytics). I got 7,287 hits ...
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Postfix 2.9 or sendmail, outgoing spam prevention (check if sender exists)

Operating System: Linux Ubuntu 12.04 TLS Context: Plesk 11.5 Utility: Postfix 2.9.6 (updates restricted by Plesk 11.5 distribution) I would like Postfix to check the 'sender' field of every ...
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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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How can I avoid being classified as spammer when I forward mail to a gmail account? [duplicate]

Update: The link pointed to by the "duplicate" initially didn't seem like the same problem to me, because the post talked about blacklisted "domains" not blacklisted "IP addresses." However the main ...
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Spam Firewall for Exchange 2013 Environment

We are currently using Exchange 2013 and we are interested in the Barracuda Spam Firewall. We are trying to figure out a way around our current email flow setup. We currently have multiple users with ...
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Postfix mail sent to SPAM in Yahoo and Outlook (SPF, DKIM, DMARC also configured)

I have implemented DMARC in out email server and got the response from some of the email domains as follows, <?xml version="1.0"?> <feedback> <report_metadata> ...
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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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Postfix: For a certain address, only allow emails from a certain domain

I've set up my server so that, in order to track down the source of spam (and block it), the email address that I use to sign up for stuff is service_name@example.com (e.g. for Facebook, it would be ...
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Make exim accept mails to be redirected only when they can be sent

I run a small mail server with all the usual functionality: Sending of local mail, receiving mail for local folders, redirecting mail according to alias and a mailing lists. The redirections go to ...
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Office 365 - Exchange Online - any way to block false URL spam?

I've already asked this with Office 365 support but unfortunately I didn't really get anywhere this time due to the language barrier. They tried to tell me how to block it with a check box on the ...
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No-Listing policy with postfix (ubuntu)

I'm running an experiment on a virtual machine. In the virtual machine I've installed ubuntu and Postfix as a mail server. I followed the guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Postfix , only the ...
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Exchange 2010 still sending NDRs even when disabled

We have 2 Exchange 2010 SP3 Rollup 7 Servers in our organisation. 1 server receives all external SMTP mail. Both servers have AVG Email Server Edition installed and operational. I have disabled ...
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Getting lots of traffic from russia to an unpublished site

I am currently building a website. Currently nobody knows about it but it is already reachable for testing purposes. Now I saw, that I get a lot of traffic from russia (Its a german website hosted on ...
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Postfix & Amavis - Use UNIX Soket for Communication

I currently using a complex mailserver setup using Postfix, Dovecot, Amavis and Spamassassin. Everything works fine but I want to improve the Postfix-Amavis-Communication. At the moment, postfix will ...
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Block sender after sending to n non-existent email addresses

I have a domain that I use for my email. There are a couple of actual email addresses there, and everything else goes to a catchall. I use the catchall so I can create email addresses on-the-fly, like ...
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Exchange 2013 Spam / Junk Email

We have an Exchange 2013 installation ready to go live in our organization. Due to budget restraints, our spam solution will be added in 3-6 months. We are going to use the built-in Anti-spam and ...
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Emails never arrive at recipient but spam tests show no problems

I am running a WHMCS hosting system for a small number of private clients. For a few of them they never seem to receive the invoice emails I send out. I have ran the emails through a number of tests ...
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Apache2 Mod_spamhaus Whitelist

We are using Apache2 mod_spamhaus and many customers were banned using the "Post" method. There is no way to deny mod_spamhaus ban continuously our customers making false positive or ban customers ...
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SPF issue with SpamAssassin

I have an internal management app for a small company, written in Python and running on a Linode VPS, with which users can send occasional emails to their customers. The emails are quite ...
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Sending bulk / single emails from a single domain [duplicate]

Let me explain our situation: We have a web application that uses subdomains for each customer instance: customer1.example.com customer2.example.com Every instance can have over 500 users, which ...
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moving emails on cPanel or plesk to specific folder based on tag [closed]

I have hosting servers with cPanel and Plesk, which have more than 1000 customers. I want that when any email is marked as spam, then it should be moved automatically to JUNK folder, instead of ...
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Exchange SMTP authentication issue with spammers

I have a single Exchange 2013 server with all the roles and it looks like it's being used by a botnet. It is sending mails every 10 minutes to a specific domain from a specific user. It is not an ...
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Is my new gTLD causing it to get filtered as spam?

I have a domain called "*******.international". I decided to go with the new gTLD because it fits the name of the company pretty well. I have an automated emailer setup to send emails to our clients' ...
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Prevent Email Going to Spam [duplicate]

I've set up my own server and I'm really struggling to stop any outgoing email go to spam. I've used allaboutspam and mail-tester.com to test it and they both come back with perfect results. No ...
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How to send a custom reject notification in Qmail (badmailfrom File)?

i´m using QMail and i want to reject various emailadresses (domains). I found the following way: Block Email Senders in QMail: /var/qmail/control/badmailfrom When i block a sender he will get the ...