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PLESK/MailEnable SPAM Issue sending emails out

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Hi Experts,

I use PLESK 11.0.9 with MailEnabale 8, recently I noticed one of the domain's is sending out thousands of SPAM emails out, I have disabled the email service of this domain name but still I can see it's sending emails out and bounced to the postmaser address when it's fail to send.

Please help me to resolve this and what are the information you need ?

Below is one of the emails I get in to my inbox;

MailEnable: Message could not be delivered to some recipients.
The following recipient(s) could not be reached:

	Recipient: [SMTP:mrfish@gmx.net]
	Reason: Remote SMTP Server Returned: 550 Requested action not taken: mailbox unavailable 


Message headers follow:

DomainKey-Signature: a=rsa-sha1; q=dns; c=nofws; s=default; d=companydns.com; b=kR6r45/cAzRqIdc87t9odDhtFS5AZMc5vEkKOSJfQaRdcRVssNTC5amOlBJqhVg0jnTC9BvL/wh5wMZwPvE30SI+/OQ0Q8DcRhHX61jJKmJN6EKjln0KbJ83iZ0RF7Ey; h=Received:Date:Subject:To:X-PHP-Originating-Script:From:X-Mailer:Reply-To:Mime-Version:Content-Type;
Received: from PLESK-WIN.companytechnologies.local ([127.0.0.1]) by companydns.com with MailEnable ESMTP; Wed, 24 Dec 2014 21:43:41 +0530
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:13:41 +0000
Subject: Busty blonde likes it in outdoor
To: mrfish@gmx.net
X-PHP-Originating-Script: 0:.page46.php(233) : eval()'d code
From: "Aiden Hicks" <support@companydns.com>
X-Mailer: Oudmlr(ver.3.4)
Reply-To: "Aiden Hicks" <support@companydns.com>
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;boundary="----------1419437621549AE635C800E"

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Reference the response code list from MailEnable and mainly it is stating the recipient address is not found in the MailEnable local configuration (e.g. address-map.tab file or database table). If this is expected based on the recipient then the error is in fact working as supposed else need to see if the config has that in existence. This is not the domain blocking error per se which you rightfully if client is blocked then there should be '550 Requested action not taken.  The domain you are sending from is not permitted to access this server'

Mailenable has a blacklist to include the domain to be blocked. E.g. Under Post Office Actions, go to Domain > Properties, under the Blacklist tab to state the sender's domain to be blacklisted.  For example, if you add the domain “mailenable.com” to the blacklist for a domain, then the domain will not accept any emails from mailenable.com.

Minimally I see that from the SMTP security options, the 'Reject mail if sender address is from an invalid domain' and 'Authenticated senders must use valid sender address' should be enable to reduce spam. Also SPF is recommended.

in fact there are other blacklisting schemes like reverse DNS (for sender's IP address is found in the Open Relay or Blacklist databases) and IP Blacklisting (for client IP address and compares it to the blacklist defined under the Access Control). However, most of the time for IP blacklist, the "Hide IP addresses from email headers" is enabled so the client IP is 127.0.0.1 and would not be as effective and in your case, I deemed it is enabled too.

MailEnable kb has more on reducing the SPAM which is handy and do review it. e.g. include one stating from SMTP Connector to enable the option to require that anyone sending from a locally hosted e-mail address needs to authenticate
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