Spam Going to Local Users

ramorse

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I am consistently seeing spam flooding the servers directed at local users. I block the IP and blacklist the *@domain.com address in MSFE. But the spammer simply changes IP and email, though the current one always has goliathsometing.com in the domain.

With each wave MailScanner has to use a lot of resources and mail can get backed up in the Queue for a while.

Anyone have an idea of how to control this better?
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

Do you have any additional settings enabled to help prevent SPAM beyond SpamAssassin itself? There are several options available in "WHM Home » Service Configuration » Exim Configuration Manager" that you might find beneficial. Note that MailScanner is a third-party application, so it's outside the scope of support to troubleshoot the resource issue itself with that application.

Thank you.
 

ramorse

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I understand about the MailScanner resource issue. I wasn't asking for help there. Just mentioning why this type of spam is a problem.

I do have other things turned on to fight spam in Exim Configuration. Including using a couple RBLs. Do you have something in particular that might address this issue? I haven't seen anything.