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eximmailtrap and spam

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by allwebnow, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. allwebnow

    allwebnow Well-Known Member

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    Ok, i was having problems not receiving emails from php mail forms from other websites. I read that you need to set eximmailtrap to eximmailtrap=0 in cpanel.config to fix the phpmail issue. So, I did. That did nothing.

    So, I unchecked: "Verify the existence of email senders" in Exim Configuration Editor. That worked. But now, I'm getting complaints from clients that they're getting more spam. I did these changes at the same time.

    One of the clients that complained uses filtering and whitelisting in cpanel.
    Should I change back eximmailtrap to eximmailtrap=1. Does disabling eximmailtrap have anything to do with him getting more spam? I hope it's not the exim configuration, because I really need to have "Verify the existence of email senders" disabled so I can receive emails from other websites. If it is this, is there a another trick to lightening up spam after this is enabled?

    Btw, what is eximmailtrap and what does it do?
     
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    basic Active Member

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    Hi !

    Did you ever find the answers to these questions? I am having the exact same problem and did the exact same thing.


    John
     
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    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    The eximmailtrap option equates to WHM > Tweak Settings > Track the origin of messages sent though the mail server by adding the X-Source headers, and should really be disabled as it can cause problems delivering email.

    If there are issues with web scripts sending email, check /var/log/exim_mainlog and the apache error log when you initiate the script and watch for errors.
     
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