Watching for Spammers

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bellaonline
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Watching for Spammers

Post by bellaonline » Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:16 am

One of my editors doesn't check her email often. A spammer hacked into her account and began deluging the world with spam via it. However, since she wasn't checking her email, she never saw the bouncebacks. And I didn't realize until a number of days later when the disk space started filling up for no reason.

Is there any way to set some sort of an admin alert so that admin (i.e. me) gets notified if someone gets bouncebacks at a certain rate? So even if they don't pay attention, I get an alert?

Lisa

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Re: Watching for Spammers

Post by MailEnable-Ian » Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:12 am

Hi,

You can set alerts within the metray utility under the "Alerts" tab. The alerts will be triggered when it detects a large spike in messaging queues for each service.
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Ian Margarone
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bellaonline
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Re: Watching for Spammers

Post by bellaonline » Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:13 am

OK, so I've had another spammer break into an email account. I'm playing catchup after the fact with the alerts.

On my regular admin I have a lockout system. If someone tries a wrong password three times, that account is completely locked until I unlock it. It prevents hackers from guessing all day long.

Is there a way to implement that on MailEnable? Right now they can just keep guessing on an account until they get in, yes?

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Re: Watching for Spammers

Post by MailEnable-Ian » Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:54 am

Hi,

Servers > localhost proprieties under the "policies" tab. Lockout user option.
Regards,

Ian Margarone
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bellaonline
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Re: Watching for Spammers

Post by bellaonline » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:01 am

Right, but that's just for an hour, right? And then they start up again? Or am I misunderstanding it?

Lisa

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Re: Watching for Spammers

Post by MailEnable-Ian » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:20 am

Hi,

Correct.
Regards,

Ian Margarone
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