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Re: Need help securing mail server: already got hacked.

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On Fri, 1 Jul 2005, John Foster wrote:

> I have exim4 using the heavy daemon set up and it runs fine. I am setting it
> up to serve mail for 5 sites (all my own) that I have on a single box using
> Apache2 and as virtual sites. All is working fine . I was advised that I
> should set up a pop3 server in order to allow access from a remote system to
> these mail sites. Again (I used popa3d)  everything worked fine. The problem
> is, I got hacked almost immediately and my mail system was used to send a
> load of spam all over the place. The result is that I have had to shut down
> the servers until I get my system hardened enough to do the job & quit
> getting hijacked by spammers. I have been reading the docs but time is not my
> friend here I need to get this done ASAP so I can get these servers turned
> back on. My ISP will shut me down if I leave the system up in its current
> state. All tips greatly appreciated.
> Thanks!
> --
> John Foster
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