email forwarding spam problem

seahorse

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I have setup a forwarding email as below

[email protected] forward to [email protected]

Spammers spamming emails to [email protected]

Then i received spam abuse reported by aol to my webhost stating my server sending spam.

Those spam mails are not sent by me, it is just forwarded through my server.

How can i prevent such spam mails to be forwarded ?

Thanks.
 

Lyttek

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Since some spam will still get through, you could still have the problem.

I was having such problems... finally got fed-up enough that I disallowed forwarding emails to aol, yahoo, hotmail, msn... haven't had problems since.
 

SageBrian

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Since some spam will still get through, you could still have the problem.

I was having such problems... finally got fed-up enough that I disallowed forwarding emails to aol, yahoo, hotmail, msn... haven't had problems since.
I did the same, banning forwards to those sites.

AOL is probably the worst because they make it too easy for users to report something as spam. The "report spam" button is right next to Delete button.

I have seen many spam reports for very valid emails, like ongoing conversations.