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Viewing headers of mail

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by Solokron, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. Solokron

    Solokron Well-Known Member

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    I have a user account sending over 150 emails an hour and mail watch is of course picking it up. She apparently is unaware of sending that much email. I suspect a virus or spam abuse. I have grepped the exim_mainlog but what I am looking for is examples of the headers I can view to see what is on these.

    Example... subject listing.

    Where can I look?

    Thanks!
     
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    peek at files in var/spool/exim/input

    files with -H appended are the header files. The corresponding -D are the message files.
     
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    "exim -bvh messsageID" should help
     
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    Solokron Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys!
     
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    exim abandoned: unknown, malformed, or incomplete option -bvh

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    Well if you're using MailWatch . . .

    You mention that you spotted these messages due to them showing up in MailWatch.

    If you simply want to check the headers or content of some of these messages to see whether or not they are genuine messages you should be able to do so through MailWatch itself - simply click the [ ] link for the message which should be in the left-most column.

    Also if you have MailWatch then I assume you have MailScanner as well which can be set to scan outgoing messages - enabling such features can prevent anyone inadvertently sending viral messages through your server.
     
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