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May 26, 2007

I just setup my own LAMP server.

It is only used for my own domains so I want to be able to watch all mail that gets sent from my server, via php or otherwise.

Basically I just want to be able to personally monitor what mail is getting sent from my server so that I can watch for possible spammer activity.

I am using postfix and webmin.. I have sendmail installed to, but I don't think it is getting used..

I guess theres got to be a log somwhere... but I am not sure where it is?

I have postfix set to CC me of all mail that gets sent but, it doesnt seem to work all the time.. just for certain things..

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I have recently been receiving reports from AOL's feedback loop that my server is sending out spam. I have checked the whole server, but cannot find anything strange.

There are some strange things with these feedback reports. I'll post a few lines below (i crossed out my domain with xxx):


Received: from andersenreesel by with local (Exim 4.23)

Received: (qmail 64859 invoked by uid 24901)

Received: from janislanhami by with local (Exim 4.26)

Received: (qmail 43829 invoked by uid 147); 08 Apr 2009 21:22:39 -0000

Received: from raphaelpinkertone by with local (Exim 4.23)

Received: from imanoldelphine by with local (Exim 4.23)

Received: from conrado by with local (Exim 4.23)

The first issue i have is with the subdomains, like "dispatched", "standei", "hostic", etc. These subdomains do not exist on my system. Also, my server does not run the exim MTA.

Another issue i have is the "invoked by uid" statements with uid's 147 and 24901. These UID's do not exist on my system. The passwd file uid's go to around 110.

Apart from these strange things, the IP that is listed in the upper part of the headers:


Received: from ( [])

The domain and IP address is correct there, which should indicate that the spam was sent from my system. Or wasn't it?

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None of domain in this email is hosted with us but there are thousand of emails day some body blast in our queue. We are failed to detect. We have enabled phpnobody spam logging but failed to get track of this user.

how to catch this spammer. There are no clues of to catch him.

[root@sm4 ~]# /root/qmHandle -m3261696

Received: (qmail 7056 invoked from network); 16 May 2007 05:34:18 -0500
Received: from (HELO User) (
by with SMTP; 16 May 2007 05:34:18 -0500
Reply-To: <>
From: "Bank of America Military Bank"<>
Subject: Notification from Bank of America Military Bank
Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 04:44:51 -0700
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/html;
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
X-Priority: 1
X-MSMail-Priority: High
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2600.0000
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2600.0000

<title>Military Bank Online and Bill Payer Deactivation</title>
<FONT face=Arial size=2> </FONT>
<p><font face="Arial" size="2" color="#FFFFFF"> ...<img border="0" src=""></font></p>
<p><font face="Arial" size="2">&nbsp;&nbsp; Dear
<DIV><font face="Arial" size="2">&nbsp;&nbsp; This is your official notification
from Bank of America Military Bank that the service(s) listed below<BR>
&nbsp;&nbsp; will be deactivated and deleted if not renewed immediately. Previous
notifications have<BR>
&nbsp;&nbsp; been sent to the Billing Contact assigned to this account. As
the Primary Contact, you<BR>
&nbsp;&nbsp; must renew the service(s) listed below or it will be deactivated
and deleted. <BR>
&nbsp;&nbsp; <b> <a target="_blank" href=""><FONT color=#003399>Renew
Now</FONT></a>&nbsp;</b>your <b>Military Bank Online </b>and<b> Bill Payer </b>
<DIV><font face="Arial" size="2">&nbsp;</font></DIV>
<DIV><font face="Arial" size="2"><BR>
&nbsp;&nbsp; SERVICE: <b>Military Bank Online </b>and<b> Bill Payer</b>.<BR>
&nbsp;&nbsp; EXPIRATION: <b>May,&nbsp;18 2007</b></font></DIV>
<DIV><font face="Arial" size="2">&nbsp;</font></DIV>
<DIV><font face="Arial" size="2"><BR>
&nbsp;&nbsp; Thank you for using Military Bank Online.
<br> &nbsp;&nbsp; We appreciate your business and the opportunity to serve you.</font></DIV>
<DIV><font face="Arial" size="2">&nbsp;</font></DIV>
<DIV><font face="Arial" size="2">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Bank of America Military Bank
Member Service</font></DIV>
<DIV><font face="Arial" size="2">&nbsp;</font></DIV>
<DIV><font face="Arial" size="2"><BR>
&nbsp;&nbsp; *****************************************************************************<BR>
&nbsp;&nbsp; *****************************************************************************</font></DIV>
<DIV><font face="Arial" size="2">&nbsp;</font></DIV>
<DIV><font face="Arial" size="2">&nbsp;&nbsp; Please do not reply to this message.
For any inquiries, contact Member Service.</font></DIV>
<DIV><font face="Arial" size="2">&nbsp;</font></DIV>
<DIV><font face="Arial" size="2">&nbsp;&nbsp; <BR>
&nbsp;&nbsp; Copyright 2007 &nbsp;Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved.</font></DIV>

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