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Trying to stop system emails.

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by CreationsMoody, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. CreationsMoody

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    My email queue is getting slammed with these type emails.

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    Any ideas or help as how to turn this crap off? I have went it and tighten just about every security feature I can find.. changed system passwords... nothing seems to be helping.. Ideas please.... Thanks.
     
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    Hello :)

    Please ensure you only post pertinent error messages, and replace actual domain names/email addresses with examples. The following document is a good place to start:

    Preventing Email Abuse

    Thank you.
     
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    I have done all of that already and it is still flowing so fact i can't keep it deleted out of the queue?
     
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    Check the message headers to determine the source of the email. Is it from SMTP authentication or is it through the Mail function of PHP from an uploaded script on the account?

    Thank you.
     
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    I just looked at one and it says it's from mailnull, whatever that means? it's like it is sending back bounce back emails saying they are undeliverable... and the messages are just piling up in my mail queue.. is there not a way to tell the system to just delete them? or how to I stop it from trying to send all this stuff?
     
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    Code:
    Date: 	
    
    Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:27:44 -0500
    
    From: 	
    
    Mail Delivery System <Mailer-Daemon@mydomain.servername.com>
    
    To: 	
    
    user@mydomain.net
    
    Subject: 	
    
    Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender
    
    Auto-Submitted: 	
    
    auto-replied
    
    Message-Id: 	
    
    <E1XF5w8-0001OX-RD@mydomain.servername.com>
    
    Received: 	
    
    from mailnull by mydomain.servername.com with local (Exim 4.82)
     id 1XF5w8-0001OX-RD
     for user@mydomain.net; Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:27:45 -0500
    
    X-Failed-Recipients: 	
    
    otheruser@mydomain.com]
     
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    I added that output in "CODE" tags for you. I don't really see much there to help identify the source. You may also want to review /var/log/exim_mainlog to see if you can find out additional information.

    Thank you.
     
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    is that something I would have to access and view via SSH or is there some way to view those files in WHM or via ftp into the server?
     
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    You would have to utilize SSH and input a command such as:

    Code:
    exigrep user@domain /var/log/exim_mainlog
    However, note that you should not post the entire output of that here. Instead, look to see if you can determine the source of the messages or post a single entry here for review.

    Thank you.
     
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    You can also use logview after installing via WHM.

    LogView - cPanel add-on - LogView
     
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