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Old 11-16-2004, 12:33 PM   #1
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How to control Spam with Qmail


This is my first Post here and hope to get better solution.
Am using Hsphere cp on our linux server with qmail. But the thing is am getting lots of spam and junk emails from different email ids and ips.
Dunno how to block those?

Does any one has good solution such that these spammers will be wipe out of my server.

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Old 11-16-2004, 12:51 PM   #2
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try spamassassin
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Search for a post written by me with the words "qmail" and "rblsmtpd". The thread is where I'm talking to Apollo77 about various spam control methods. I'm sure you will find some good solutions in that thread.
Old 11-17-2004, 04:20 AM   #4
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spamassassin is already running on the server but its worthless. still am getting many spam/Junk emails.
Its really pathetic.....dunno how can i stop it.
some of the emails are #@[] and all are from different IPs.

Any correct step to stop all this.

Old 11-17-2004, 09:55 AM   #5
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Using the qregex patch, you can block mail from addresses with those weird characters. For example you can construct a regex that will block mail from any address that has more than one @ symbol.

The thread I mentioned earlier has a discussion about the qregex patch, where to find it, how to install, etc.


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