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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by surebrowse, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. surebrowse

    surebrowse Member

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    Hello,

    I need one help from you guys.

    I hosted a site xxx.com on my server. Only web pages are hosted on my server.
    The MX Record for this site is pointed to one mail service solution provider on a different server.

    Now the problem is still this domain is receiving 20 - 30 MB of junk mails daily.

    It looks like since there are some SMTP servers trying to send mails to my server to which the 'A' record is pointed, My server is receiving mail for the domain xxx.com even though the MX is pointing Other server
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  2. jackie46

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    deleted!

    No reply!
     
  3. surebrowse

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    Hello jackie46,

    I can delete it but the issue is its hogging the bandwith for the domain like no body's business.
    And I am not in a position to charge the client for this extra amount of banswith...

    Hope you can understand my problem
     
  4. dalem

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    delete all of the pop accounts if any and set the default address to :fail:
     
  5. Protected

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    Setting it to :blackhole: should reduce the bandwidth consumption?
     
  6. dalem

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    you got that backwards :fail: will reduce bandwidth consumption

    blackholed email is still processed through exim before it is finally deleted
    Using :fail: the email is never accepted into the server
     
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    But I thought failing would send the e-mail back. Having it processed in the server doesn't use bandwidth, does it? Only CPU
     
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    Thats what I always thought and was enforcing :blackhole: for a long time. Everyone here says that :fail: actually just stop the smtp session from happening as it cannot verify the user is on the system. I could have sworn I read that fail returns the email but I guess I was wrong.
     
  9. dalem

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    it does resturn the mail "rejects it " putting the responsbility of handling the mail on the remote mail server if a legitamite email address sent the mail it will bounce back to them


    backhole will process the mail as if it was legitamite mail and deliver it to /dev/null
     
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  11. surebrowse

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    Hi Guys,

    Thank you for the reply.

    I opted for the service from chirpy.
    It reduce the problem a lot.
     
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