[NBLUG/talk] - a php global email log?

Micxz micxz at slashdomain.com
Tue Nov 16 13:59:57 PST 2004

Hi all,

I am running a server with many many websites and resellers. Thing is I 
have to track down and remove the abusers/spammers. From either old 
outdated formmail scripts or forgotten about open demo php-nuke installs 
and mostly resellers accepting the new hosting orders without calling or 
checking emails to verify.

Mostly the headers of the emails them selfs are very non-informative. 
e.g. ("invoked by uid #") where # is the uid of the webserver.

The other day a spammer got an account from one of my resellers and 
started using PHP to riffle through 20K email addys at AOL and send off 
a welcome email to buy some sort of diet pill. I notice these things 
because I watch the queue closely due to the volume of people on this 
server. I caught him/her by watching the server status page and noticed 
the php file at the top as well as other from the same domain and 
removed the offending account.

There has to be an easier way to track what domain is sending email via 
PHP in my virtual environment. Is there a way to log this activity 
directly with PHP, not at the application layer of course?


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