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Old 10-17-2006, 10:23 PM   #1
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I badly needed your help... spams experts

The reason why I need to use putty because I want to configure my Linux in my workstation then stop the spams. I recieve everyday around 15 to 20 spam emails.

Please help me again step by step because I dont have any idea on this matter. Thank you very much


These are the platforms:
Client: Windows XP SP2, Putty v0.58
Server: Red Hat 8.0 sendmail, mail was already setup by other people.
Additional Info:
They created the user by this way "adduser -g users /bin/false username"
I know that "/bin/false" was set to not allowing the user to connect remotely. I dont know on how to check if the user was /bin/false or /bin/true.

This is the sample full header of the spam email. is my previous domain. is my present domain.

Return-Path: <>
Received: from ( [])
by (8.12.8/8.12.8) with SMTP id k9HLLZN5025022
for <>; Wed, 18 Oct 2006 05:21:39 +0800
Received: (qmail 17472 invoked from network); Tue, 17 Oct 2006 14:21:49 -0700
Received: from unknown (HELO (
by with SMTP; Tue, 17 Oct 2006 14:21:49 -0700
Message-ID: <>
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 14:19:59 -0700
From: Nance Marshall <>
User-Agent: Thunderbird 1.0.2 (Windows/20050317)
MIME-Version: 1.0
Subject: decimate
Content-Type: multipart/related;
PGS-X-MailScanner: Found to be clean

Last edited by erosszz; 10-17-2006 at 10:25 PM.
Old 10-18-2006, 01:23 AM   #2
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Place a filter on the sendmail program disallowing


in the


field of all incoming email. Have an autoreply message that bounces the spam back where it came from.
Old 10-18-2006, 05:09 AM   #3
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Or set up spamassassin or similar on the mail server

Is every your username? if not, make sure sendmail reject mail to unknown users
Old 10-25-2006, 02:56 AM   #4
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Rep: Reputation: 0 is the email account for everyone. So therefore, I need to recieve the incoming email containing every@ in To: field.

The spam sends also in our individual account (e.g.

I would like to use spamassassin but I was afraid to install because I do not have any support. Please teach me to setup spamassassin step by step because I am almost a month of using Linux (Red Hat 8.0 sendmail).


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