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Completely Removing BoxTrapper In cPanel

This is one of those things I just didn't want to lose in case I need it again, but basically, if you have a cPanel server and you're not using BoxTrapper (which you really shouldn't, as it can cause your server to get blacklisted unnecessarily), follow these directions to get rid of it:

The first step is to modify /etc/exim.conf to remove the boxtrapper sections (there's around 4 or 5 IIRC), and then run:

rm -rf /var/cpanel/version/boxtrapper
/scripts/eximup --force

rm -rfv /home/*/etc/.boxtrapp*
rm -rfv /home/*/etc/.boxtrapp*
rm -rfv /home/*/etc/*/.boxtrapp*
rm -rfv /home/*/etc/*/*/boxtrapp*

Also of note, I didn't delete the boxtrapper sections out of exim.conf. Commenting them out seems to do the trick.

I was having trouble with some e-mail getting sent via my SMTP server, so I'm hoping that fixes the issue (it didn't get bounced this time at least).

Posted by Jake on 04/25/06 @ 02:53 PM
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