Exim Mail Spool More Than 20.000 Messages... / Spam

May 8, 2008

exim queue is always being filled by millions of spam mails...

In 5 minutes more than 1000 messages..

I have removed all several times but they insist in coming back..

In 1 one min:

1Ju7q6-00039t-031mDeleteDeliver Now
ALEXNSONIA@MSN.COM
1Ju7q6-00039w-161mDeleteDeliver Now
ALEXNSTEPH4-1-98@MSN.COM
1Ju7q6-0003A0-2s1mDeleteDeliver Now
ALEXIA27@BELLSOUTH.NET ...

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