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student101
10-27-2008, 09:17 AM
How or where do I go to get logs for emails in my Plesk system?
I am all of a sudden getting 20 spam emails a day.

There must be a method to find the the source, any help here.

Cheers

Note;
I thought it was my PC - did a format and reload yesterday, today I get 13 spam emails???

domedia
10-27-2008, 01:47 PM
Your PC has nothing to do about getting spam email. It's not a virus or anything that has infected your machine and that is handing you spam.

student101
10-27-2008, 01:54 PM
Your PC has nothing to do about getting spam email. It's not a virus or anything that has infected your machine and that is handing you spam.

It depends on the pc setup;
I attempted ArgoSoft mail server with an open relay (my own fault), removed during format - so it's not a culprit anymore.

That doesn't clear / fix the fact that I still get spam.

I use this method to track or source the spam, it sort of works - really sort of

*LINK REMOVED - request of author *

domedia
10-27-2008, 02:40 PM
I would maybe use your hosts mail server services.. that all I know :)

student101
10-27-2008, 02:44 PM
I only used Argosoft to test mail on my local pc - otherwise yes hosts mail servers are better.

Now changing all mail addresses to include random numbers & letters (if it's from my host then I will know where the problem lies)

domedia
10-27-2008, 02:48 PM
Ok, then the spam you're getting is not because of your current PC status. See if your hosting company offers any kinds of spam tools like SpamAssassin.

student101
10-27-2008, 02:51 PM
That's all setup - All I want is the email logs;
They have access to it but not any user, doesn't matter how much you pay them;
No host will give it to.

Rob_Che
10-28-2008, 12:46 PM
Are you shouting, student101 ?

student101
10-28-2008, 12:50 PM
Please, the hosts I use couldn't care less; shout or not.

Corrosive
10-28-2008, 05:01 PM
Please, the hosts I use couldn't care less; shout or not.

Might be time to switch providers fella. No customer service sucks.

student101
10-28-2008, 05:16 PM
It's not really a question of finding a different provider;
It's more of which one can give me exactly what I ask when I ask.
South Africa = HURRY UP! ... and WAIT!!!
Then there is the price, paying R10 monthly= +- $0.65c

Cheers

edbr
10-29-2008, 01:38 AM
Everywhere = you get what you pay for

student101
10-29-2008, 06:01 AM
Everywhere = you get what you pay for
CLASSIC!!! :mrgreen:

student101
03-02-2009, 06:03 AM
Calling any moderator / admin

Please remove the link posted on 10-27-2008, 02:54 PM in this thread.
Thank you

Cheers

Rob_Che
03-02-2009, 08:11 AM
Calling any moderator / admin
Please remove the link posted on 10-27-2008, 02:54 PM in this thread.
Thank you
Cheers

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