Prevent server being used as a spam gateway

Posted on 2010-04-05
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Last Modified: 2013-11-30
Our Centos 5 server hosts a couple of hundred domains, and several hundred mailboxes, all using authenticated SMTP.

Recently, our maillogs have grown to almost 1GB / day! On further investigation there are 20,000 messages in the mail queue, all of them outgoing spam.

Centos 5 running Webmin / Virtualmin

I need to find the cause of the spam, because our IP is now blacklisted. I don't know if it is coming through a mailbox, or an insecure web script.

Question by:redcarrot
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Blaz earned 2000 total points
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Did you check the logs? If you have a sample spam message in the queue you can check the logs for the mail identifier and see where it originated.

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