I have been having on and off problems with spam, and need someone to track down the source of the issue.
The admin at my hosting company believes a script or software on my server has been compromised.
Reports they are getting from [url removed, login to view] suggest that spam is coming from our IP, and our host is threatening to boot us before we get blacklisted. Several of our domains are blacklisted in uribl.
Possible causes of the spam complaints:
- we have large mailing lists with aweber, getresponse and email labs - it is possible these mass mailings are attracting spam complaints (most single optins emails, the broadcasts often have links referring to our domains)
- we have affiliates who are possibly spamming / doing dodgy stuff and sending spammy traffic to our sites
- perhaps a script has been compromised as the host suggests
Anyways, I need someone to research all of the above and try to work out the cause of the spam complaints - and take the needed action
I have no idea how to find the source of the spam, or indeed how to stop it
I also need it done asap, by this tuesday 13th april