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Find spamming in qmail

Spamming ???

Qmail is said to be secure and as such there are very less chances for spamming. In case of spamming, you can find out the culprit as said in the following example.

Try running /var/qmail/bin/qmail-qread. The utility on a server gave the following output.

20 Sep 2007 05:29:32 GMT #96945 24355 <spam@domain.com> bouncing
done remote giaygoiqua@test.com
done remote giayvietplaza@test1.com
done remote gig@domain123.com
done remote gilbert.marc@abc.com
done remote gillvector@fptnet.com.net
done remote gimmy.vo@azf.com
remote gin@dom.com

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Qmail – An introduction


Qmail is a mail transfer agent (MTA) for Unix like operating systems. When I say MTA, naturally the question comes – what is an MTA? For that, first we need to know how internt email works.

Suppose Robert wants to send a mail to Ann. He opens his email client, enters the from field, types in the subject and matter. Once he clicks the send button, the mail is sent. Similarly Ann receives it at her mailbox. As far as they both are concerned, the system works fine, very well as desired. But behind the scenes, many small programs work together making it possible for the email to be moved from Robert’s machine to Ann’s.

MTA(Mail Transfer Agent) is the program which moves the mail from the sender’s system to the recipient’s system...

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