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    I just opened my junk mail and found a ton of 'Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender' eamils from "Mail Delivery System".

    All of the emails say this:

    A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
    recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:

    redrocksdasoxs15x@myspace.com
    SMTP error from remote mail server after RCPT TO:<redrocksdasoxs15x@myspace.com>:
    host mailexchange.myspace.com [216.178.40.30]:
    550 5.1.1 <redrocksdasoxs15x@myspace.com> recipient rejected

    ------ This is a copy of the message, including all the headers. ------

    Return-path: <rochelle_allison@sportsbetlistings.com>
    Received: from theun18 by turan.lunarmania.com with local (Exim 4.80.1)
    (envelope-from <rochelle_allison@sportsbetlistings.com>)
    id 1Ux7SD-0000Zi-84
    for redrocksdasoxs15x@myspace.com; Wed, 10 Jul 2013 20:22:01 -0700
    To: redrocksdasoxs15x@myspace.com
    Subject: My goodness, long time no see
    From: "Rochelle Allison" <rochelle_allison@sportsbetlistings.com>
    Reply-To: "Rochelle Allison" <rochelle_allison@sportsbetlistings.com>
    X-Priority: 3 (Normal)
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1"
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
    Message-Id: <E1Ux7SD-0000Zi-84@turan.lunarmania.com>
    Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2013 20:22:01 -0700


    Does anyone know how I can stop this? It seems like someone is using my site to send out spam somehow. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    your hosting is compromized maybe ask ur host for some help
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    yea thanks I contacted them through Help Desk, but no response yet. I can't find how to limit my outbound emails to 0 either.

    I called, but no support at this time.

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    also update all plug ins and themes being used ( 98% chance that is/was the way in )
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    Try changing the email password for starters. Happened to me a few months ago.

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    It really depends on what kind of email server you are running. You can temporarily shut down all email services and delete everything in the outbound queue.
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    Had the same problem. If you can switch off the auto-redirect function that send all emails to whatever@yourdomain.com to the email address that you used to register your domain hosting with, it will stop. Problem is you might need the hoster's help for that. Not sure whether you can even do that in Cpanel?
    I had this happening with a domain that does not even have any email service in the hosting package.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catfish View Post
    Had the same problem. If you can switch off the auto-redirect function that send all emails to whatever@yourdomain.com to the email address that you used to register your domain hosting with, it will stop. Problem is you might need the hoster's help for that. Not sure whether you can even do that in Cpanel?
    I had this happening with a domain that does not even have any email service in the hosting package.
    Correct me if I am wrong but that in itself does not stop others from using your email server to send spam emails. All that does is stop you from getting the bounced emails which is the least of your problems.

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    of course, that is correct. But I am not sure they are even using his email server - I think they simply send those emails using a sender /reply-to address in the email that they have no control over, from a different email server. Then, when the email bounces, the target email server sends the bounce notification to the reply-to address, and since that email does not exist, it's being redirected to the registering email addy.

    So, him getting all those emails IS the biggest/only problem, unless he really got hacked, which I doubt.

    Obviously in my case it had to have been like that - because the domain in question doesn't have email service in its hosting package.

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    Actually, it does look like his domain is being spoofed in the emails, unless there is a connection between LunarMania.com and SportsBetListings.com. If your domain is being spoofed there is nothing you can do except complain to the upstream provider.
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