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exim and apache failed

Discussion in 'EasyApache' started by adutopia, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. adutopia

    adutopia Registered

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    I keep on gettting these messages

    exim failed @ Wed Dec 29 05:30:12 2004. A restart was attempted automagicly.
    apache failed @ Wed Dec 29 12:47:34 2004. A restart was attempted automagicly

    I buy expired domains Right now we are at 2500 domains and put them up on this server and set them up as subdomains. I get a lot of emails because these sites were registered at one time. The emails were building up and i deleted all the emails that were just sitting there and then I went in and changed them to fail

    The problem is that all these spam emails are still coming and and eating resources. Here is the reply from the hosting company.. Anyhelp would be appreciated




    Here is the response from the hosting company which doesnt make sense.

    This is due to your server's high load. As I mentioned in an earlier
    ticket, you will need to look into getting the second Xeon processor for your server.


    The problem is the fact that even though you may only receive incoming
    email on a handful of domains, you still receive incoming mail on over
    2000 others as well. The problem is, instead of rejecting the
    unnecessary email, your server is accepting several hundred incoming
    emails (I'm assuming mostly spam) per minute. All of that email has to
    be processed (the primary cause of your load issues) before being sent
    to the default email box for whatever account that domain is associated
    with. It appears that most of those default email boxes are never
    checked, and some of them have grown to several GB's in size. The only
    solution would be to change the default address for all of your existing
    domains to ":fail: no such address here". (For now, I have set the
    default catchall address for all future accounts to "fail".) I could do
    this for you, however it will take about an hour to do (at $125) because
    I would have to write software to safely automate changing the default
    settings on so many domains. I would also need to know which domains
    actually use their default catchall address. Additionally, I will need
    to clear out the unwanted mail that has already been delivered
    (potentially over 50GB of wasted space, which is also causing issues
    with your backup drive). Please let me know if you would like for me to
    proceed.
     
  2. jester.ro

    jester.ro Well-Known Member
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    don't know why it seems unclear what the host said to you.


    did you change all domains to default :fail: by yourself?

    if not, that's what the host is offering.

    also, if you want to do this by yourself, don't forget to empty the inboxes of those domains...

    PS. i hate expired domains :)

    PPS. big loads in your situation is normal. Exim suks when it comes to high volume of emailing. And if you have spamassasin/ antivirus scaner, no wonder.
     
  3. adutopia

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    any solutions

    Any solutions would be appreciate and anything you can suggest

     
  4. easyhoster1

    easyhoster1 Well-Known Member

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    If you do not want any mail for any domain, just create a file called

    .forward and add /dev/null to it. Then ftp the file to the user shell

    /home/username

    This will send all mail to the bit bucket and will not slowdown the mail server
    that much. This will bypass all mail for the domain name.

    Hope this helps
     
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