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mail queue getting 5000 emails a day

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by erinspice, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. erinspice

    erinspice Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2006
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    My mail queue is accumulating 50,000+ emails per day (typo in subject line... should read 50,000), almost all of which are spam. Is my machine sending these, or are these failed delivery messages where my clients' email has been spoofed in the "from" field? How can I tell? There is nothing in the text of these emails to indicate it is a failed delivery. What should I do?

    I deleted my mail queue about 2 minutes ago and already have 80 emails in it again. At this rate, I'm getting 2400 an hour. :eek:

    Edited to Add: Most of the spam are sent using esmtp. I could delete any email with "esmtp" in the header... would that be a good or bad idea?
    #1 erinspice, Dec 5, 2006
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2006
  2. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2002
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    Go on, have a guess
    Have a read of my reply in this thread:

    Those measures should help reduce them email that gets queued. If your server is sending out spam, then you really need to get it checked out.

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