I've just came across an issue with mailing list on a Linux server. Problem is that when a message is broadcasted from a mailing list having around 1500 subscribers, most of them having @yahoo.com and @hotmail.com addresses, message to most of the recepients fails with following error...
2009-07-09 12:26:25 1MOn2u-0001CB-QJ SMTP error from remote mail server after RCPT TO:<firstname.lastname@example.org>: host c.mx.mail.yahoo.com [188.8.131.52]: 452 Too many recipients
It is becuase exim tries to send a message to as many recepients as it could to users on same domain
On a Windows server, i was running Merak mail server and there was an option to send separate message to all mailing list subscribers, but i don't know where it could be located in exim config, or even if it has!
I have a client/friend who I am developing a website for and they want a mailing list feature.
I have a shared-hosting account and they have quite strict mailing list policies.
Firstly, they require a double opt-in for each contact, so that each address is validated. I have discussed this with the client, who run an events company, most of the email addresses they receive are taken from attendees who write their email down at the event. They would rather not have to verify each email address before adding to list.
My other concern is whether my hosting will be able to handle the mailing list. There seems to be quite strict limitations on amount of emails that can be sent (1 every 8 seconds).
I have no idea as to the volume of the list, they do not have any emails at the moment, but as the list and company grows I am worried there may be problems which I would rather not have to deal with.
Is mailing on shared-hosting often a done-thing, or should I suggest a third-party mailing solution?
I'm currently experiencing a problem on several accounts on the same server. It seems that the mailing lists sections of Cpanel keeps sending out emails that don't exist.
For example, I have one of my sites set up with a moderated mailing list. When an email comes in, I get an email telling me that I have something waiting to be approved. Well, I got about 100 in 2 days and there's nothing there to be approved. Actually it's the SAME message over and over.
I have several clients with the same issues where the mailing lists keeps sending out old emails but the same ones over and over.
There seems to be confusion and documentation conflicts around whether we should be whitelisting localhost or not when using Mailing Lists.
In this documentation it suggests that localhost is no longer needed, and in fact needs to be removed from the whitelist if Outbound Spam protection is to function correctly: [URL] ....
But on the other hand, this documentation suggests to add localhost to the whitelists, even though the warning says otherwise, and that outgoing mailing list mail will still be processed by Outgoing Spam Control. [URL] ....
Through trial and error, i've found that my mailing lists were not able to send mail to external email accounts unless localhost is whitelisted.
If I want all mail scripts to be going through the Outbound Spam Control, and also having my mailing lists working, should I be adding localhost to my whitelist?
WARNING during statistics_collector execution: : statistics_collector: Unable to get dir size of /var/lib/mailman/lists/14 System error 2: No such file or directory statistics_collector: Unable to get dir size of /var/lib/mailman/archives/private/14.mbox System error 2: No such file or directory statistics_collector: Unable to get dir size of /var/lib/mailman/archives/private/14 System error 2: No such file or directoryClick to expand...
I am having issues in receieving emails. For some reason, the rbl lists I had setup are causing the server to reject emails (retry - timeout). So, I need to take this rbl list completely. How can I do that? exim.conf is locked and using the advanced editor is no fun even though I tried it putting the dnslists without the rbl causing the problem.
This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.
A message that you sent has not yet been delivered to one or more of its recipients after more than 72 hours on the queue on server.blablablabla.com
Im recieving this kind of errors from some domains of this server...
Im using cPanel + RHEL 3.
Looking at the logs I found this:
23.red-88-22-154.staticip.rima-tde.net (email@example.com) [88.22.xxx.xx] is currently not permitted to relay through this server. Perhaps you have not logged into the pop/imap server in the last 30 minutes or do not have SMTP Authentication turned on in your email client.
And SMTP authentication is enabled at the mail client.
we regularly get this message in boxmail of adress used to send email from server.This is the mail system at host DOMAIN.fr. You can delete your own text from the attached returned message.The mail system
<1@SERVERNAME.HOSTER.com> (expanded from <1>): User unknown in virtual alias table
If i look in maillog i see that :
May 18 16:48:52 SERVERNAME postfix/error: F22521B4E45: to=<1@SERVERNAME.HOSTER.com>, orig_to=<1>, relay=none, delay=0.07, delays=0.04/0.01/0/0.02, dsn=5.0.0, status=bounced (User unknown in virtual alias table)
The problem is in error message (at top) the message attached is the one sent to EMAIL@DOMAIN.com. So we can think the message is not sent to EMAIL@DOMAIN.com. SERVERNAME, HOSTER and EMAIL@DOMAIN are here to mask real data.
I've looked through my exim logs a number of times and I see emails being sent out with "from:" fields with email addresses of other domains. Usually they are spam related and fraudulent.
How can exim be setup to only send out emails that have localdomains in their from fields?
E.g. if I have account bob.com on my server then the owner of bob.com can only send out emails "firstname.lastname@example.org" no matter what else he tries to do that's all exim will send out.
How can you get exim to do this? I have been using filtering to block commonly spammed domains like aol.com hotmail.com etc - any emails sent out with these in their from fields are filtered and blocked - but rather building up a larger and larger filter of commonly abused domains - why not just block everything except domains on your server.
Not far ago somebody hacked our customer account through the vulnerability in phpBB Album module and uploaded some scripts. Then it started to send nigerian spam using exim and apache. These scripts were found and deleted and the Album module was fully deleted too. But when I look at the processes now I see that exim and httpd still start very often so the system resources are probably overused by them ......