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Hello friends

I am runing RH 6.2 with fetchmail sendmail and squid proxy
I am using dialup to connect local ISP
I see unwanted mails are going from my server
I saw some sockets are or some process are running who are sending mail to outside world,
Can anyone help how should I begin so as to stop this nuisance.


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Question by:ranjan9999
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by:samri
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Rajan,

What sendmail version are you running?  If the one you had is the sendmail that comes with RH6.2, chances are you would be running 8.9.3, and it would be better of to upgrade to a newer version.

Grab yourself a copy of Sendmail.org (http://www.sendmail.org/8.12.5.html)
And also take a look at the following pages

http://www.sendmail.org/tips/relaying.html
http://www.sendmail.org/~ca/email/relayingdenied.html
http://www.sendmail.org/~ca/email/chk-89f.html#RELAYING


cheers.
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aaroncarr earned 100 total points
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One thing you don't mention is, do you need mail server functionality on this machine?

If not, stop sendmail entirely, and maybe consider uninstalling it.

If you actually need a mail server, I would suggest migrating to qmail [www.qmail.org].  It's much more lightweight than sendmail, also much faster and more secure.

Hope that helps.

Aaron
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