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Technical Support / Re: Can't send email
« on: May 18, 2016, 03:07:21 am »
Thanks so much! Everything appears to be back to normal now.

Technical Support / Can't send email
« on: May 13, 2016, 06:30:12 pm »
It's been a little while since I last tried to send an email, so I'm not sure how long it's been like this, but when I attempt to send anything today, I get the following error:

SMTP Error: [451] 4.3.5 <DATA>: Data command rejected: Server configuration problem

And of course the email is not sent.

I have not noticed any issues receiving mail.

Announcements / Re: Email and Spam Filtering
« on: October 31, 2011, 05:10:28 am »
I use my email here as my primary. I actually have (relatively small) problems on both sides of the filtering fence. I have a very small number of spam messages that slip through, but I have a larger number of legit messages that I feel like it really should have known to whitelist end up in the unsure folder, or even very rarely in the junk folder. The latter is honestly a much bigger problem than the tiny trickle of junkmail that it misses on my account.

Technical Support / Anyone else losing mail?
« on: May 27, 2009, 08:47:34 am »
I can confirm at least a few messages that bounced when sent to me, ones from automated sources that have worked properly before and after. I haven't been able to catch this behavior in action, since it's apparently VERY intermittant. I wondered if anyone else had noticed anything at all like this though?

It's possibly just some strange quirk, but if it's a real problem, if it's affecting me, it could be affecting everyone.

As an aside, does anyone else use Eudora? Anyone?

Technical Support / Re: Spam and Webmail
« on: August 03, 2007, 11:24:41 pm »
Hrm. I did miss that, indeed. I mostly just check the front page for announcements. Though I did see a preceeding thread asking about things that users use on the site. I did express my preference for POP mail there, I believe.

Skimming over posts, I suppose I can probably get used to the IMAP thing, though it does add a few layers of complication on things, at least compared to how I've been doing things.

Technical Support / Re: Spam and Webmail
« on: August 03, 2007, 04:58:15 am »
The new system will be ENTIRELY learning-based. It'll start off knowing nothing, and delivering mail to an "Unsure" folder. You can drag/drop (move) mail from there to "Spam" (where it will be learned as spam) or some other folder (like the inbox) where it will be learned as non-spam.

Hrm, it sounds like I won't be able to use the spam filtering properly then, since I access my mail entirely through POP. :-\

I've heard nothing but good things about the efficacy of systems like that though.

Technical Support / Re: Spam and Webmail
« on: August 03, 2007, 03:27:59 am »
You've got a .procmailrc file that's doing it. It looks like you set it up manually, so it filters on certain addresses. You have it passing the email through spamc, (which tags it) but no filter in place to actually delete the stuff that's spam. You basically want to add the following block right after the spamc filter.

Yeah, I did. You helped me out with that a little actually, which I thank you for.

Actually, I don't want it to delete the spam. It's being tagged, and I have it routed in to my local Trash folder so I can review and delete as needed. I've gotten a few false positives over time, so I like the option.

The sort of settings I was looking for were ones to, in some way, make it detect spam more accurately. The system still catches more than it misses. I probably should consider myself lucky I get as little as I do, heh.

Technical Support / Re: Spam and Webmail
« on: August 03, 2007, 12:41:19 am »
That did indeed fix the webmail interface problem.

Beyond that, I don't think I've ever messed with the Account Management stuff. It says it's for Phase 2 accounts only. As far as I know, mine isn't one, so I guess it's not an option. Still, I've got -something- marking things as spam for me, so I guess it's running in some capacity. I suppose I've just been targetted by a more difficult to detect than usual spammer of late.

Technical Support / Spam and Webmail
« on: August 02, 2007, 04:41:16 pm »
I've had an increase in spam slipping through the spam filter lately, so I went in to the webmail interface to see if I could, perhaps, tweak some settings. However, I can't seem to find any spam controls. I know there used to be some.

Worse, the folder list on the side bar no longer loads. It just has an error message in that frame:

ERROR: Could not complete request.
Query: CREATE "~/Trash"
Reason Given: CREATE failed: Can't create mailbox node /home/bitstream/Trash: File exists

Any thoughts?

Technical Support / Spam filter trouble
« on: May 11, 2006, 11:20:23 pm »
Actually, I think I've figured it out. Don't put anything at all for a header (IE, just * and then your match terms) and it'll search em all.  So far, it's working like a charm.

Technical Support / Spam filter trouble
« on: May 11, 2006, 10:03:24 am »
Looks like the spaces make it not work. I got rid of them and it seems ok though!

Still makes me a bit nervous. I'd rather it was scanning ALL headers for the addresses, just in case. Maybe it is. I find the man page a bit too... arcane for my easy comprehension. I don't speak very good *nix I guess.

Technical Support / Spam filter trouble
« on: May 11, 2006, 07:32:10 am »
The example I based my code on used spaces, so it's presumably ok.

the TO_ command apparently encompasses multiple "to" type headers. To:, Apparently-To:, CC:, etc.

I guess it remains to try it and test it.

Technical Support / Spam filter trouble
« on: May 11, 2006, 02:25:44 am »
Ok, this is what I've come up with.

Code: [Select]
| /usr/bin/spamc

* ^TO_( | |

The first bit should send messages to SpamAssassin so it can get tagged. I've decided to keep using POP, so my local filters can catch it for me rather than sort it on the server.

The second bit should pass anything that matches those three addresses in to the Inbox. Addresses changed here on the off chance a spam-bot is watching. being my domain name here.

The last bit should toss whatever's left into /dev/null.

I'm not terribly confident I'm doing this right, so the advice of someone who knows what they're doing would be very much appreciated before I start risking my email.

Technical Support / Spam filter trouble
« on: May 10, 2006, 05:34:46 am »
Hmm, I suppose I may have to try and get IMAP to work again.

Interestingly enough, it doesn't fetch stuff that's routed to a mail folder that's not under /mail, and it can still be accessed. You just have to put in the URL manually, is all. A kludge, but one I might use if that's what I need to do.

Is there any way to make it route incoming mail to /dev/null if it doesn't match specific addresses in the "to:" header?

Technical Support / Spam filter trouble
« on: May 10, 2006, 05:12:30 am »
I'm using a POP client actually. It can do IMAP supposedly, but I had trouble with it, so I stuck with POP.

As for the mail stuff... that's what I'm seeing. I have a directory called mail, in which is several files containing messages (Drafts, Sent, SPAM, Trash). These seem to be related to the webmail in some way. I also have files named Drafts, Inbox, Sent, SPAM, and Trash in my root directory. The one in the /mail directory was, I believe, created by/with Squirrelmail. The one in the root was, I believe, created by the spam filter code. I'd have to delete them both and see what happens to be sure.

Clearly the webmail app, or my use of it anyway, is causing some of the confusion here.

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