Posts tagged qmail

Program mode requires special privileges, e.g., root or TrustedUser.

Oct. 6, 2011, 2:20 p.m. Centos , cloud , qmail

One of the residuals of the server outage is that the feedback form on this site stopped working even after restoration. That was caused by the ditching of the old CentOS (5.4) Amazon Machine Image in favour of a CentOSĀ  (5.6) AMI when the PHP mail funciton is invoked it results in the following err ...

Joe Jobbed Again.

Oct. 28, 2008, 4:22 p.m. anti spam , qmail

I find myself being Joe Jobbed yet again. I suppose this happens to everyone once in a while, but that doesn't make it any easier to accept. The worst thing about joe jobs is that you get so many bounces with in a short period that genuine bouncers are easily missed.The last time I had this problem, ...

Howto Launch Qmail on Fedora 9

Sept. 24, 2008, 4:20 a.m. qmail

Fedora 9 now ships with upstart a poorly documented replacement for init. Upstart completely ignores changes to the inittab file, breaking the life with qmail installation guide (and I suspect many other installations guides as well). I found a few posts with instructions on making upstart start up ...

Qmail on Fedora 9.

Sept. 15, 2008, 8:11 a.m. qmail

Qmail is said to be the second most popular MTA on the net and life with qmail / netqmail is the most popular way of installing it. At the heart of this approach is using ucspi and daemontools rather then xinetd (or god forbid inetd) to start qmail and keep it running. All this revolves around havin ...

Qmail Mail Stuck in the Queue

Sept. 6, 2008, 7:18 a.m. qmail

The other day, staff at a company that I occaisionaly act as a consult for, were complaining about not having any mail. You would think that might make anyone happy but unfortunately they weren't.When I checked their mail server (qmail + vpopmail + bincimap) which in fact I had setup for them someti ...

One more look at SPF.

May 9, 2008, 8:34 p.m. anti spam , qmail

Our mail servers were being spammed and joe jobbed to death and I decided to apply the qmail SPF patch. It was configured to just insert the SPF header rather than rejecting mails.As it turned out, most of the spam (that were so obviously joe mails) didn't have a reject header created. Apprently ver ...

Good Reciept To

May 1, 2008, 12:15 a.m. anti spam , qmail

Having managed to reduce the load on the qmail server (if not the number of spams in the mailboxes) by using several patches yesterday, it was time to see whether there is room for more improvement.My earlier adventure included messing with doublebouncetrim, SPF and tarpitting patches. These were ac ...

Spammed and Joe Jobbed to Death.

April 29, 2008, 7:32 p.m. anti spam , qmail

Our mail servers are being spammed and joe jobbed to death. Things are so bad I see at least 100 bounces caused by joe jobbing for each valid email. At the same time we are getting a huge amount of same at least 100 spams for one legit mail. That's not all there are so many emails being sent to none ...

daemontools problems

Aug. 22, 2006, 11:03 a.m. qmail

Our mail server never had support for POP (Who uses POP?), then I thought of trying to install a pop server it just for fun. In actual fact, vpopmail is present on it but it doesn't run as a POP server. So all that needs to be done is to create the 'service' directories according to the instructions ...

what the qmail FAQ doesn't answer.

Aug. 11, 2006, 11:39 a.m. qmail

@4000000044d194ff104e3b84 delivery 4: deferral: Uh-oh:_first_line_of_.qmail_file_is_blank._(#4.2.1)/What on earth is that? How on earth am I to find which .qmail file is being referred to here? Well there must be someway, but fortunatley I know who the user is because only one mail has been sent to ...

BincImap: `errno' was not declared in this scope

July 31, 2006, 6:28 a.m. qmail

Going ahead with the compilation of BincIMAP as described in yesterdays post. On CentOS it comes up with this error ...

New server.

July 30, 2006, 8:23 a.m. qmail

The server that's hosting this site has reached the retirement age. The old server is an AMD 2.4+ with 1Gig of ram and two hard drives. the new one will be a P4 3.2 with the same amount of RAM and drives.Getting a new server always means having to install a lot of software. The operating system tha ...