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Bandwidth increasing randomly every hour

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by remya, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. remya

    remya Member

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    Hello,

    My bandwidth usage is increasing at a very fast pace. Within 3 hours or less, my bandwidth usage increases by 400-500Mb. Within the last 10 days, my total bandwidth usage has increased to 2G.

    When I checked the status in cPanel, IMAP service is shown to use maximum bandwidth. When http and other services use only about 20-30Mb per day, my IMAP service is shown to use 200-300M per day.

    I have only 1 email account and I check it once or twice a day. I have not received any mails with large attachments, for the last 1 week. What else is causing this bandwidth usage. Please help.
     
  2. HelpMePls

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    IMAP traffic totals 150-200MB per day - but why???

    Hello everyone :)

    I'm also experiencing something very similar - my bandwidth is over the monthly limit, and cPanel shows that it's due to IMAP traffic - but I don't use IMAP at all. The only thing that I use / that I have happening is auto-fowarding of emails received by my domain email addresses to a gmail account - but each day these emails total only about 1-4MB per day, whereas the IMAP traffic according to cPanel totals 150-200MB per day! Why????

    Perhaps it's spammers spoofing email addresses at my domain and somehow using my bandwidth this way?

    What are other possible reasons for this, does anyone know?

    NB: http, ftp, pop3 & smtp traffic totals less than 1MB per day, so it's not one of these things. IMAP is stated as contributing 150-200MB per day.

    At the moment my website (http webpages) can't be accessed because my monthly quota has been exceeded!

    Thanks for helping me/us.

    Steve. (aka HelpMePls)


    The original message was:

    > " My bandwidth usage is increasing at a very fast pace. Within 3 hours or less, my bandwidth usage increases by 400-500Mb. Within the last 10 days, my total bandwidth usage has increased to 2G.

    When I checked the status in cPanel, IMAP service is shown to use maximum bandwidth. When http and other services use only about 20-30Mb per day, my IMAP service is shown to use 200-300M per day.

    I have only 1 email account and I check it once or twice a day. I have not received any mails with large attachments, for the last 1 week. What else is causing this bandwidth usage. Please help. "
     
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