Originally Posted by devonblzx
I just wanted to hear your ideas on how you avoid dealing with problems related to SPAM? I want to avoid blacklists at all possible, what are your steps for detecting and eliminating spam sent from your server? Is there a certain software out there that will detect spam being sent?
Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
A lot of email servers nowdays come with throttling capabilities. This will allow you to limit the number of messages that can be sent out in X number of minutes/hours. This helps to a certain extent
However a lot of times, you will find that the only way you will find out that your users have been spamming is when the IP gets blacklisted. As suggested in the previous post keep an eye out on the blacklists. I remember sometime back a service that would automatically check the RDNS blacklist for your IP addresses and notify you whenever you IP gets blacklisted. You might also want to look into that (i dont remember the address of the site though)