Spam mails are a nuisance! They are often silly and non-threatening mails coming to users’ inbox, and all the users may have to do is to delete it or mark it as spam.
But spam mails can quickly turn into terror when attackers spam server. Too much inbound spamming to your mail server can cause the mail queue to fill up and delay email delivery or even crash it.
Spamming has long been a pet peeve of server owners. It’s a problem that just refuses to die. Time and again it keeps re-appearing by taking advantage of new vulnerabilities in web or mail servers. As a cPanel server management company, spamming is one of the common issues we see on a daily basis. (more…)
Are your cPanel, Plesk or DirectAdmin servers email blacklisted? Here’s how you can prevent spam block listing of web hosting servers
Spam block listing or IP address blacklisting happens when spam traps detect outbound spam mails from a web hosting server. Spam mails are primarily sent using:
1. Spam scripts uploaded to a hacked web site which has outdated and vulnerable web applications(WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, etc).
2. Stolen/leaked passwords to email accounts that allow spam mails through email authentication.
3. Un-secured email server that acts as an open email relay. (more…)
At one time or another, every shared web hosting company has had to deal with email blacklisting issues. Hacked web sites, stolen/leaked account login details, or improperly configured mail servers allow hackers to send out thousands of spam, raising red flags in IP reputation monitors across the internet.
Bobcares help desk support services has helped web hosts prevent getting listed in spam blacklists through adopting industry best practices. In this post, a brief rundown is given on the top effective solutions to prevent IP blacklisting. (more…)