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Mail Flood to catchall account

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by IberHosting, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. IberHosting

    IberHosting Well-Known Member

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    Hello, I have a catchall account to my domain.

    The last days, some ***** is flooding my mail to djsldas@domain.com 89sg8sd@domain.com etc..., about 1500 mails per day.

    Anyone know why, and how to stop this?

    Is to aleatories mails.

    Thanks
     
  2. webignition

    webignition Well-Known Member

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    Why do you need a catchall address set up?

    If you were instead to set up either mailboxes or forwarders for all the email addresses you need to use, you could set Exim to reject mail for unknown local users.
     
  3. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    Indeed. If you must have a catchall and they're coming from disperate IP addresses, then the domain is on a spam list and there's nothing much you can do about it other than converting it as webignition suggests. That or ditch the domain and use a different one.

    One thing you could do if you wanted, would be to add RBL checks directly into exim, though that may be a hammer to crack a nut depending on your situation.
     
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