question about spam with ispconfig

Discussion in 'General' started by paulley, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. paulley

    paulley New Member


    i have had ispconfig installed for a while now and it is brilliant, but my mates email account gets alot of spam even though the spam filter is on. I have got to enter the email address or * in the backlist box. But my email account on the same domain gets 1 or 2 now and then.

    any idea what the problem could be.

    thanks for any help

    Last edited: Oct 26, 2006
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    The problem might be that your mate gets much more emails (in total) than you, and then he of course gets more spam as well.

    But you can check your mate's .procmailrc file (it's in his homedir) to see if SpamAssassin is really enabled.
  3. paulley

    paulley New Member

    hi again

    There is no .procmailrc file in my mate home directory, but there is .spamassassin.rc and .user_prefs.rc and a few others. Looking in these two files the .spamassassin.rc has no option saying if it is on or off, but in the .user_prefs.rc there are options has follows: (blacklist) of all the email addresses and domains which i have entered (require score) and (whitelist). Of these i have listed the whitelist is the only one commented out the rest are not.

    so does this mean spamassassin is enable.


    Last edited: Oct 27, 2006
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What's the output of
    grep [I]username[/I] /etc/passwd
  5. paulley

    paulley New Member

    this is the output of the above command:-


  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Then there must be a .procmailrc file in /var/www/web2.

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