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spaedi

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

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Mail server blocking incoming hotmail

11 June 2014 - 03:45 AM

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.

 

*update*

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?


Bots scanning for vulnerbilities

07 May 2014 - 10:46 PM

Was looking through my server logs the other day and there is many bots trying to find vulnerabilities in my site, mainly via wordpress wp-admin.
Here's a snippet of the log
 

217.12.219.32
/dump.sql
5/7/14 8:43 PM
1172
217.12.219.32
/dump.sql
5/7/14 8:43 PM
32846
217.12.219.32
/Dump.sql
5/7/14 8:43 PM
1172
217.12.219.32
/Dump.sql
5/7/14 8:43 PM
32846
217.12.219.32
/fknbored.com.sql
5/7/14 8:43 PM
1172
217.12.219.32
/fknbored.com.sql
5/7/14 8:43 PM
32846
217.12.219.32
/fknbored.sql
5/7/14 8:43 PM
1172
217.12.219.32
/fknbored.sql
5/7/14 8:43 PM
32846
217.12.219.32
/backup.sql
5/7/14 8:43 PM
1172
217.12.219.32
/backup.sql
5/7/14 8:43 PM
32846
217.12.219.32
/wp-config.php~
5/7/14 8:43 PM
1172
217.12.219.32
/wp-config.php~
5/7/14 8:43 PM
32846
217.12.219.32
/configuration.php~
5/7/14 8:43 PM
1172
217.12.219.32
/configuration.php~
5/7/14 8:43 PM
32846
217.12.219.32
/wp-config.php.bak
5/7/14 8:43 PM
1172
217.12.219.32
/wp-config.php.bak
5/7/14 8:43 PM
32846
217.12.219.32
/wp-config.bak.php
5/7/14 8:43 PM
1172
217.12.219.32
/wp-config.bak.php
5/7/14 8:43 PM
32846

I myself don't actually use wordpress and will add a htaccess rule for wp-admin.. Just thought I'd share and give people a heads up, don't leave old config or database files on your server, and change your admin and config files to something less obvious than "admin" or "config". These a just a few tips everyone should be following, there are many others I won't go into.


Just moved my website to MDD

09 September 2013 - 08:00 AM

Let me start by saying, finally.... I've found a good, reliable shared hosting provider! 

Secondly, my names Andrew and I've developed a meeting site in PHP.

I'd love to hear your thoughts or suggestions, the address is http://www.yizle.com

 

Once again, thanks MDD so far your services seem top notch.

 

- Andrew.