Originally Posted by fordwrench
I am not complaining about not receiving spam...I still receive spam.
I am saying that one site gets hit constantly and fills the log files with that crap.
No other sites get all that.
I have no email users on the site that this getting all the requests.
1. One day you WILL receive spam on the other domains as soon as one harvester gets aware of the domain. It's more a matter of when than if.
2. Spammers can't know whether or not a domain has email addresses configured or not and now spammer kindly asks you before sending out spam. As Till already said it's normal that spammers in some kind of brute-force-attempt try to find email accounts by creating randomized addresses. My logs are full of such addresses. Even these days a lot of people use catchall addresses and some addresses are common like info@, contact@, ... So this is a normal spammer's behaviour.
I want to know if there is a way to stop it.
I still get spam with the mail enhancements and rbls.
I am not a guru with this stuff I am trying to learn.
That is why I have a sub to this site and I read and read and read....
And when reading doesnt provide an answer I ask questions..
We all receive spam. It's everywhere. Even the gurus receive spam. Right now there is no way to just "turn it off" without drawbacks (false negatives), other than pull the plug and disconnect
We all (as admins and users) have to learn to live with it the same way that software developers and their bosses and customers have to deal with bugs as part of their work and everyday life. There are ways to reduce spam (you can find them in the various tutorials on howtoforge), but you won't be able to stop spammers from ATTEMPTING to send spam to you. And that's part of what get's logged, the attempts...