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Help with mail server ( SPAM )

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by VCM, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Just wondering if anyone here with IT experience can offer some assistance.
    I have my mail server hosted in the US ( surpasshosting.com ), and the last few months or so I have been receiving a shitload of spam. I have enabled 'spamassassin' but have a problem with one bunch of emails in particular.
    The sender(s) have hijacked my email address.:shock:
    This makes it impossible, ( for me anyway ), to set the mail server to reject emails from the source... ie if I do, then I can no longer send myself emails
    ( I often send things from home to work and visa versa. )
    Can anyone please offer some advice??
    It's really pissing me off !!

  2. In DNS, publish an SPF record listing only the IP addresses which can legitimately relay mail from your domain (i.e. only mail servers that you own). Then use SpamAssassin to modify the SPAM score depending on whether a message passes SPF policy.


    Mail::SpamAssassin::plugin::SPF is one of the default plugins in recent versions of SpamAssassin.
  3. Thanks mate !!!

    I'll try that, hoping there is an option in Cpanel