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Too much spam

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by celliott, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. celliott

    celliott Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I am experiencing way too much junk email on my server. All of these emails are marked as [SPAM] because of the software built into cpanel. However is there any way of decreasing the amount of junk mail?

    On my personal email account I am recieving at least 10 junk emails every day.

    Thanks
     
  2. Jimmyftw

    Jimmyftw Active Member

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    If you're noticing that it's typically dictionary attacks (ie. a lot of random addresses at your domain getting hit) then I'd recommend using http://configservers.com/free/eximdeny.html (Beating Chirpy to this :) )

    Also you should make sure all default mailboxes are set to :fail: instead of :blackhole: which can help with bandwidth and mail bouncing around.
     
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    junk

    did u tried spam assassin ?
     
  4. celliott

    celliott Well-Known Member

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    Spamasassin is already enabled, that is a standard component with cPanel.

    I configured the server email to :fail: when i first set it up, I will have a look at this link though.

    Thanks
     
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    celliott Well-Known Member

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    Is SpamAsassin really a resource hog as that site suggests? Loads of servers run it.
     
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    It uses resources like any antispam/antivirus solution because of the work it needs to do in determining a spam score for a each and every email that passes through the server. It's a matter of weighing up the benefits against the cost.
     
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    10 per day??? if I could get mine below 100 I would be happy ..that's with spam score in SA set to 5 and about 6 RBL networks configured as well.
     
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