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Some people sent spoofing mails from our mail users sent to our user from Postfix/local that is listed in maillog like below:
Apr 29 16:57:02 ns1 postfix/local: EC2153565E3: to=<email@example.com>, orig_to=<firstname.lastname@example.org>, relay=local, delay=486, status=sent (delivered to command: /usr/bin/procmail-wrapper -o -a $DOMAIN -d $LOGNAME)
Bu i do not know how to prevent this people not to use my Postfix/local delivery part. How can i prevent this attack?
When i connect to my mail server to sent or receive my mail it look like
Apr 29 17:25:28 ns1 dovecot: pop3-login: Login: user=<email@example.com>, method=PLAIN, rip=***.***.***.***, lip=***.***.***.***
Apr 29 17:25:55 ns1 dovecot: POP3(firstname.lastname@example.org): Disconnected: Logged out top=0/0, retr=0/0, del=0/0, size=0....
Nothing personal, but you're unable to tell the difference between your smtp and pop3 daemon. I suggest you use one of the relay testers on the net to verify that you're not relaying. If you still are coming up as not an open relay then we need more examples to make a determination of what is happening and accurate logs from postfix, we really don't care what dovecot's pop3 is doing when you're talking about sending mail out.
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When ı saw this, immediately ı check maillog and ı saw there are suspect behaviours in the log..
(this is little sample.. every day event is same.. ı am testing and searching for three days)
That is log;
and when ı search any qmgr number "for example: 177BB3580F2 "
ı see another log line;
May 4 10:13:16 ns1 postfix/smtp: 177BB3580F2: to=<email@example.com>, relay=none, delay=29981, status=deferred (connect to mail.alestra.net.mx[126.96.36.199]: Connection timed out)
So ı noticed that exactly my server send spam.. after more carefully searching ı catch time while my server sends spam, and ı immediately open postfix mail queue from vritualmin and ı saw outgoing spam mails, after open any mail's content then ı noticed these mail's content to spam...
So ı want to ask you
1.) What is the meaning of blank from=<>
2.) How my server send mail by itself
3.) Which process trigger this mail sending process, and which log file help to show me trigger process