Stopping e-mail spam using SquirrelMail
Posted 27 September 2006 - 01:58 PM
I hadn't emptied out all the messages since around a month ago. Thats an average of 28 spam messages a day.
Posted 01 October 2006 - 12:05 AM
Posted 01 October 2006 - 01:29 PM
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Posted 02 October 2006 - 09:05 PM
Spam assassin is one way sure but it's certainly not the best.
Posted 03 October 2006 - 01:01 PM
My previous host (the ones who started to majorly overload servers) eventually had to pull mail on to separate servers because ClamAV and SpamAssassin were causing such huge processor loads with some email addresses! I'd rather have a quick server and deal with spam in my own way. Leave the host to the hosting, not the spam fighting
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Posted 07 October 2006 - 02:22 PM
I get an average of 100 spam message each day. I forward all of my email to my gmail account, which catches most of it.
I like that idea! Just setup it up myself and so far it's great. I get to do pop email with the spam filtered out and if I ever need a web based client, Gmail is available (way better than SquirrelMail). Thanks for the suggestion Jeremy!
I've tried SpamAssasin, but it hasn't worked too well. I've also decided to make the catchall address to firstname.lastname@example.org (it gets routed for gmail to filter the spam out anyway), just in case somebody makes a typo, I'll still get the e-mail. But for those not using Gmail, turning of catchall is a good idea. 99% of my spam email is addressed to email@example.com.
Edited by Ryan, 07 October 2006 - 02:27 PM.
Posted 07 October 2006 - 04:00 PM
Posted 08 October 2006 - 08:41 AM
Just wondering what your xxxxxx is. I'm killing accounting, administrator, contact, info, mail, postmaster, sales, service, and webmaster in addition to some addresses that have been abused by spammers. There's only about 1 spam per week that gets through my filters.
I'd say about half of it is firstname.lastname@example.org so I guess the spambots like to pick the email@example.com. Another chunk of it is just random characters like firstname.lastname@example.org or things of the such. And a few of them are webmaster, info, contact like you stated.
Posted 08 October 2006 - 09:53 AM
Posted 11 October 2006 - 07:45 PM
I also use google, but instead of just forwarding to my gmail account I setup my entire domain to use google.
Check it out: https://www.google.com/a/
I would have done that, but I have more than two years of email in my gmail account, and since I'd have to create a new account if I wanted to change to that service... it's not really practical. =[
Edited by Jeremy Banks, 11 October 2006 - 07:45 PM.
Posted 13 October 2006 - 04:38 PM
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