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Old 09-06-2006, 10:46 PM   #1
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how to check that the email server is being used by someone to send spam ?

Hi all,

As mentioned in the subject, how to check that the email server is being used by someone to send spam and unlist from the black list ? I am using sendmail only and I don't know the settings of my previous colleagues that the email server only mark {spam} in the subject of those incoming mails. can I delete them directly without just marking them as {spam}, please give me a hand as really lots of spam. Please let me know where I can config the file or some software needed to be installed ? It seems that is spamassassin installed when I type "whereis spamassassin",but I don't know how to deal with it, please give me some steps.

Old 09-07-2006, 05:31 AM   #2
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Go to the Spamassassin website:, and read the Top-level README file. Then, go to, and read WritingRules and download some custom rulesets which you can modify: CustomRulesets

I used that information to set up Spamassassin on my box. So far, I've had no spam in my inbox, and only two ham in the spam folder.

Last edited by bigrigdriver; 09-07-2006 at 05:33 AM.
Old 09-07-2006, 06:37 AM   #3
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really thanks ! let me try it.


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