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  1. #1
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    Disable user 'nobody' from sending emails

    Hi all,
    In our quest to stop 'some' of the spamming techniques, I was wondering if there is a way to disable user 'nobody' from sending emails on either a domain or account level - rather than server-wide?

    Reason for asking is that I would like to allow 'nobody' emails to just a handfull of trusted clients that have never had problems.

    Hopefully yours,

    - Vince

  2. #2
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    Hi,
    Can someone confirm that what I'm asking is currently 'impossible'?

    Many thanks,

    - Vince

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    I believe it's possible to do. User Nobody comes from a script sending out emails. http://hosthideout.com/showthread.php?t=15945

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    No this can be only done server-wide
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    If you are running cpanel (i beleive you are) , you can disable the nobody emails and enable suphp. Once done , you an detect who is sending too many mails using the exim stats and take appropriate actions against the spammer
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    @Sandy,
    Yes, I am using cPanel.

    Thanks for reply but my need is to disable user nobody from sending any emails, whilst at the same time allowing it for a few select accounts - i.e. main reseller account.

    Would this be possible if someone created a new Apache module specifically for adding this feature, or could cPanel add it?

    Thanks,

    - Vince

  7. #7
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    You can't do that in cPanel, it had to be server-wide. You're better off disabling nobody from sending out email as it's a security risk, and there isn't any need to have it enabled with proper coded scripts.
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    That would be a complicated module i guess

    A better option would be to enable nobody but use php mail header patch ( http://choon.net/php-mail-header.php ) and let a human trace out the abuser
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  9. #9
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    Thanks gnusys,
    I have extended Exim logging: Does the php mail header patch do the same thing?

    I would still prefer not to have nobody emails sent at all, but I'm currently stuck with WhoisCart script for hosting which is part encoded and sends some nobody user emails for order confirmations.

    - Vince

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