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Old 12-15-2014, 09:19 AM   #1
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Who is user "-remote-" in centos with WHM

Hi everyone,

I'm receiving a lot of spam mail from the server and upon checking the sent summary of WHM, I found out that the user "-remote-" sending most of the emails. I'm just wondering what is this user "-remote-"? is this some kind of user from the hackers?

Thanks for the help.
Old 12-15-2014, 10:38 AM   #2
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Hello "Cornflicker",

You need to include a lot more information in order for "us lot" to be able to assist, i.e:

1. Include /var/log/maillog extracts including entries for the user "remote"
2. Is your client machine and the mailserver on the same network?
3. Is there a valid account on the network with the name "remote"
4. If possible include same contents of the "spam" email.
5. What *Nix distro are you using and which smtp program, i.e. sendmail..? If you are using Sendmail try the command:
sendmail -d0.4 -bv root
The first line of output should display the version.




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