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Client was able to exceed max mails and spammed

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by innsites, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. innsites

    innsites Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2005
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    New client was able to exceed the max emails limit set in WHM at 500 per hour, but worse than that, I had entered this new client into /var/cpanel/maxemails, where the setting was at 100.

    The entry there was

    They exceeded by the thousands which of course triggered load and queued mail instead of sending me any alerts.

    HOW DID THEY DO IT? Mail relayers correctly showed the username as opposed to nobody.

    Here is sample from maillog. Any clues?
    Nov 29 18:45:49 server imapd: LOGIN,, ip=[::ffff:], protocol=IMAP
    Nov 29 18:45:49 server imapd: LOGOUT,, ip=[::ffff:], headers=0, body=0, time=0
    #1 innsites, Nov 29, 2006
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2006
  2. brianoz

    brianoz Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2004
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    Good question, I'm not sure. The log lines you display are for IMAP login, not SMTP which would be involved in sending the email and would give you more useful information.
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