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Basic Spam Question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Carey Dillon, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. Carey Dillon

    Carey Dillon Registered

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    I am a novice user. A spammer is using my web site to send out spams. I have contacted my service providor and he has told me to do this:-

    "For the spam you should setup individual mail accounts and have all un-addressed mail go to :blackhole:"

    I am not sure how to do this but assume it is some type of filter I have to set up in cpanel?
    I have looked thru the FAQ and searchred this forum

    Would really appreciate learning how to do this or any other advice

    example

    Received: from [202.104.245.172] (helo=smtpgw.stu.edu.cn)
    by server.geckowebhost.com with smtp (Exim 4.52)
    id 1GfQoq-0001B7-CQ
    for gedgagcbeeef@careydillon.com; Wed, 01 Nov 2006 19:52:32 -0500

    Many Thanks

    Carey
    www.careydillon.com
    New Zealand
     
  2. dalem

    dalem Well-Known Member
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    That is not an outboud SPAM that's inbound

    but yes you should set up separate user accounts or forwarders and not use your default email account. and set to :fail: no such address here
    not backhole

    by clicking the Default Address in your email menue
     
  3. Manuel_accu

    Manuel_accu Well-Known Member

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    In cPanel click on "Mail" -> "Default address". Then set the default address to :blackhole: The blackhole setting will not send mailer daemon messages back.

    However, I recommand to user :fail: instead of :blackhole:

    Chekck: http://www.configserver.com/free/fail.html
     
  4. Carey Dillon

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    Thanks for all the help

    Carey
     
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