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Mandrill Installed Mail Not Working properly

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by mbekezm, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. mbekezm

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    This morning i had a problem, i integrated Mandrill with my cPanel/WHM to be the default mail sender ..

    The problem now is a website was hacked through an old wordpress theme and sent about 15000 spam emails and CSF never sent an alert to say that a domain just sent more that 100 emails/hour as it is set to do ..

    Before i integrated Mandrill it used to work ok but now nothing ..

    Is they anything i can do to fix this without removing Mandrill ?
     
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    For PHP scripts, you could add "mail" to the disable_functions line in your PHP configuration file so that SMTP authentication is utilized instead. The following document may also be helpful:

    How To Prevent Email Abuse

    Thank you.
     
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    I read about adding "mail" to the disable_functions line .. What i read from another forum post is that if i add that line no mail will be sent from the server .

    What i am looking for is a way to prevent wordpress scripts/themes from sending unsolicited mail .

    Or maybe, if all the wordpress sites are forced to add an smtp plugin, would that work if i disable mail through the disable_functions line and can it still keep regular email accounts sending mail normally ?
     
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    Yes, mail is still sent out from scripts after disabling the PHP "mail" function if you force them to use SMTP authentication for sending.

    Thank you.
     
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