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Fighting exim4 outgoing spam with spamassassin

  • Posted on May 17, 2014
  • D3m055Asked by D3m055

Hi, I used DO tutorials to setup exim for my wordpress websites for outgoing mail sending only. However, I’ve faced the problem with huge outgoing spam. CanI fix this issue with spam assassin solution. If yes, would you please guide me through it. I have Ubuntu installed.


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@Arkady: Have you run apt-get upgrade recently?

Thank you, I’ve followed the tut. Here’s what I got: <br>Warning: The command ‘/usr/sbin/adduser’ has been replaced by a script: /usr/sbin/adduser: a /usr/bin/perl script, ASCII text executable <br>Warning: The command ‘/usr/bin/ldd’ has been replaced by a script: /usr/bin/ldd: Bourne-Again shell script, ASCII text executable <br>Warning: The command ‘/usr/bin/lwp-request’ has been replaced by a script: /usr/bin/lwp-request: a /usr/bin/perl -w script, ASCII text executable <br>Warning: The command ‘/bin/which’ has been replaced by a script: /bin/which: POSIX shell script, ASCII text executable <br>Warning: The following processes are using deleted files: <br> Process: /usr/sbin/mysqld PID: 682 File: /tmp/ibah5HJE <br>Warning: Suspicious file types found in /dev: <br> /dev/.udev/rules.d/root.rules: ASCII text <br>Warning: Hidden directory found: /dev/.udev <br>Warning: Hidden file found: /dev/.initramfs: symbolic link to `/run/initramfs’ <br> <br> <br>Looks like nothing is extremely wrong. Am I right?

Hi, <br> <br>When you say that you are having a problem with outgoing spam, do you mean that you believe your server has been compromised? Spamassassin will only help catching spam that is sent to your mail server. If the spam is originating from your server, then you might have a bigger problem. <br> <br>You might want to install something like rkhunter to check for compromised files: <br> <br>https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-use-rkhunter-to-guard-against-rootkits-on-an-ubuntu-vps <br> <br>You should also look at /var/log/auth.log for ssh logins from unknown IP addresses.