Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do to clean up my email system?
Last Updated 2 years ago

The very first thing to do is stop sending email.  Shut down your mail services (qmail, Postfix, Sendmail, etc...)

Next, check your pending mail queue.  (qmHandle for qmail, postqueue -p for Postfix, mailq for Sendmail, etc..)

Check your mail logs for incoming emails with lots of recipients.  This could indicate an open relay condition that needs to be resolved.  Check for open relays by using free services such as services such as's Open Relay Test

Adjust your server configuration to prevent any open relay opportunities found.

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