spamassassin with directadmin and exim not working anymore

Posted on 2009-02-10
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Last Modified: 2013-12-16
First to start off I'm not a linux expert at all this is why I'm using directadmin to manage my email accounts. For over a year this box hasn't had any problems with delivering emails its always worked and has been handling 15-20 email addresses filtering out spam no problem. Starting sunday all mail being sent was never making it to the mailboxes. It wasn't until I disabled spamassassin that mail started working just fine again. I tried removing the .spamassassin/spam folder and let it recreate it but now that its done that when I enable spamassassin no spam is being redirected there as it was before and once again emails don't make it to the mailboxes until spamassassin is shut off again. Please help
Question by:elusivedisc

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Based on the amount of time you've already spent on this, I'd recommend switching to a managed anti-spam product, which will give you a better ROI. I recommend outsourcing almost everything. You will typically have the product or service managed by experts, and due to economies of scale, cheaper than you can do it yourself.


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The box was infected with a rootkit that changed the permissions of the /tmp directory which caused the problem.

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