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Member Since 09 Sep 2013
Offline Last Active Dec 30 2015 04:04 PM

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In Topic: Mail server blocking incoming hotmail

12 June 2014 - 10:56 PM

Looks like hotmail servers have finally been removed from the spamcop list. All is well now, carry on people.

In Topic: Mail server blocking incoming hotmail

12 June 2014 - 09:31 PM

Recently it has come to my attention people sending email from hotmail addresses get a bounce back message when trying to send email to my domain.
I haven't changed any settings on the spam filter and previously this has never been a problem....

So my question is, has something been changed, or has what ever spam list the filter uses for some reason flagged hotmail as spam due to abuse maybe?


Either way, I couldn't find a way to totally disable spam assassin and have reluctantly adjusted the filter rate from the default 5.0 to 10.0.

*edit* the problem still exists as the hotmail server has been flagged on  http://www.spamcop.net

Not happy, gosh knows how many client emails I have potentially missed because of this.



I've added the hotmail mail ip addresses to the whitelist of spam assassin and this works, is there not a better way to get around this issue?


Just to follow up. hotmail is still blocked. I contacted mdd support and was advised it's out of their control and that my clients should use a better email service............... :/ 

In Topic: Bots scanning for vulnerbilities

07 May 2014 - 11:06 PM

Extremely common unfortunately.  The internet is an extremely hostile place which is why we try to advise people to keep their software up-to-date.


Totally agree. While we're on the topic I might add a little piece of code I use on include files which shouldn't be directly accessed, it may help some people.

//Stop direct access
if(count(get_included_files()) ==1) exit("Direct access not permitted."); 

This will prevent the script from executing if accessed directly, but will still function as an include.