[NBLUG/talk] - a php global email log?
micxz at slashdomain.com
Tue Nov 16 13:59:57 PST 2004
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outdated formmail scripts or forgotten about open demo php-nuke installs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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