Thousands of Spam Emails Coming in

GabeT

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Hello, I thought I'd make my first post here and ask for some advice on what I can do to stop this crap from coming into my email. For the last month or so I've been getting nothing but spam in one of my email accounts. The address they are being sent to are all fake accounts from my domain siccness.net.

Here are some examples:
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

Again, my server only has 2 email accounts
[email protected]
[email protected]

Is there any way i can stop this from coming in, maybe even slow it down?
 

kris1351

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You should really talk to your host about installing Mailscanner and ClamAV with the Mailscanner frontend.

www.configserver.net

Aside from that you can tighten your spam rules in SpamAssasin in your Cpanel until they move to a better solution. Try making the spam number 5 or 6 instead of the default 8. Also, enable the spam box so they go to the spam box instead of your email client. Just make sure you empty your spam box often or your mailbox will fill up.
 

forlinuxsupport

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hi

Make sure your catchall is set to :fail:
so any email NOT addressed to your 2 email addresses will get bounced.
By setting catchall to :fail: you arnt actaully receiveing the email body, so you dont need the mail program to scan them for spam.

Thats the quickest and easiest way, also very economical.

cheers
Andy
 

GabeT

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forlinuxsupport said:
hi

Make sure your catchall is set to :fail:
so any email NOT addressed to your 2 email addresses will get bounced.
By setting catchall to :fail: you arnt actaully receiveing the email body, so you dont need the mail program to scan them for spam.

Thats the quickest and easiest way, also very economical.

cheers
Andy
Funny thing is i have it set to :fail: on the whm side and on the cpanel side under default email address..
 

ramprage

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View the mail headers, chances are they're coming from the same source. Firewall the senders IP and if there is a common subject line setup a filter to delete the message.
 

abubin

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GabeT said:
Funny thing is i have it set to :fail: on the whm side and on the cpanel side under default email address..
Change the one in your cpanel domain to also be :fail:. Since it is set to default email address, it will still be running catchall. That's why those mails are coming in. The :fail: you changed in WHM will only affect new accounts created not existing accounts.
 

GabeT

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abubin said:
Change the one in your cpanel domain to also be :fail:. Since it is set to default email address, it will still be running catchall. That's why those mails are coming in. The :fail: you changed in WHM will only affect new accounts created not existing accounts.
Is that set on the cpanel side or the whm side? I dont see where i can set that...
 

ctbhost

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i have just had mailscanner installed and my spam has droped dramatically - its doing a fantastic job
 

forlinuxsupport

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hahah.. good stuff

Mailscanner really rocks.. really nice way to eliminate spam, and also very configurable.
The best option is still to NOT use catchalls (set defualt address to :fail:)
Rather setup all the email addresses you need and send them all to one user if you have to. Just stay away from catcalls. eeek !

With mailscanner it still uses cpu time to check the email for spam and then nuke it.

Cheers
Andy