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MAPS spam protection monitoring?

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by rossgile, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. rossgile

    rossgile Guest

    Currently, I have my MAPS configured to use "sbl-xbl.spamhaus.org". How do I know it's working and if so, how can see how many e-mails it's blocking?

    Is this the best one? If not, is there a better one?

    Where do the e-mail go to once they get filtered out?

    Thanks in advance for your reply.

    - rg
  2. jamesyeeoc

    jamesyeeoc Guest

    Testing your SBL Setup

    Once you have set up your mail server to use sbl.spamhaus.org, you can test to see if the SBL blocking is working by sending an email (any email) to: nelson-sbl-test@crynwr.com (you must send the email from the mail server which you wish to test). The Crynwr system robot will answer you to tell you if your server is correctly blocking SBL-listed IPs or not.
    This is from their website.
    Who is to say which is 'best'? Each has their own preferences... What you need to worry about is if a given RBL is prone to blocking good senders (such as dialup users or whole blocks of ISP dynamic IPs)
    This blocks the email from ever entering the system, so it will never be processed by Qmail or Spamassassin. It is blocked at the SMTP connection level.
  3. pran

    pran Guest

    How can you see this working in real time?
  4. phingers

    phingers Guest

    maps blocking sending

    I have the rbl-xbl.spamhaus.com as a maps filter, and it appears to be blocking my outgoing mail that my users are authenticating with and through.

    How do I get this to stop checking outgoing mail?