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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Celtic Mad, May 31, 2009.
My server seems to be overloading constantly.
How do I go about solving this?
Your IO/wait is pretty high which is not helping.
Do you send out a lot of emails on purpose? If not you are probably spamming, all of those exim processes are sending out email
No, the only e-mail that's ever sent out is confirmation e-mails when someone signs up to the forum.
I've had to disable exim for the time being. Is there any way I can combat this?
In WHM tweak settings enable the extended headers for exim. Then start reading your email queue to see if you can find where they are being sent from.
you also can check ps -auxf to see if any odd processes are running that may be sending email.
Really fighting spam is a pretty big topic, if you search around there are lots fo good threads on it. It does look like somehow you are sending out a lot more email then you should be which is your overloading problem.
Check your "Mail Queue Manager", see if there are some bulk emails being sent out. You should also check your Exim setup, to ensure such things as sender verification and SPF checking is on.