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Exim Mail Server disable but still send mail

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by OooLong, Jun 16, 2016.

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  1. OooLong

    OooLong Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    I disable Exim Mail Server SMTP Server but I'm still getting abuse mail notification send by myhosting saying this server is being used to send spam mail to people. Does disabling this doesn't really disable send mail? how else can I disable send mail completely? Thanks.
     
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    Make sure you don't have some sort of rogue script handling things. It sounds like you need to do a bot/malware scan
     
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    Hello,

    If you have root access for your server then you can scan your server with clamscan.

    The clamscan result will show all infected files.
     
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    Hello,

    Did the abuse report include any details such as the message header to help better explore the source of the SPAM?

    Thank you.
     
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    My server is more like a content delivery server, it's not being use for anything else so I don't need the send mail function. Aside from tracking down the malware, which require time on my part I don't have. Is there a way to just disable send mail altogether so other people don't get my spam? Thanks in advance.
     
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    You started this thread 6 days ago. You could have tracked down the malware in minutes. And yet...
    For 6 days or more? :mad:

    Your Hosting Provider should have suspended your account by now.
     
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    If this is your server, have a server admin check it out, because you need to resolve this.
     
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    Hello,

    You could add "mail" to the disable_functions option in your PHP configuration if it's a PHP script that's used to send the SPAM. Also, ensure you follow the guidelines at:

    How to Prevent Email Abuse - cPanel Knowledge Base - cPanel Documentation

    Thank you.
     
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