offbalance Posted May 24, 2004 Share Posted May 24, 2004 This trouble seemed vaguely linked to a cople other topics here, but I thought it best to post it and get a few answers specific to it. I have recently ha a dictionary attack and was innundated with thousands of spam messages. I've been clearing out tens of thousands for the past couple weeks very tediously. Using the Empty Folder command times out the majority of the time, so I can't be sure if it actually does anything or not. I've written filters to apply to the Held Mail folder to move all to the Trash, but they only seem to owrk half the time. I never know when they are actualy moving anything...but that's worked usually. However, now, I'm coming on another issue besides the hassle deleting these thousands of emails. I can't even log in at times. Logging in times out, kind of like the pinned topic discussing items in the trash timing you out, except that I'm sure there is nothing in my trash at this time since I have been moving the mesasges and emptying the trash via the menu command. Also, and this is the weirdest: logging into webmail shows ZERO messages in Held Mail; logging into the report interface says I have over 12000 Held messages. So which is right? I've closed down the catch-all account which was allowing the dictionary attack to inundate me. But I can't seem to get rid of the last 12.5 thousand spam mails related to that problem. (Plus, Spamcop, even with my SpamAssassin settings, is still letting 20 or more spams through each day -- down from the 800 let through during the attack -- so Im beginning to wonder if it's still accepting spam at the moment. Dunno if this is another issue or related to the messed up Held Mail folder counts.) Thanks for any info you may be able to provide. PS. I did dutifully report many of the spams which came in during the attack, but I couldn't obviously do them all. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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