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Enable RBL and check if it's working

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by sjac, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. sjac

    sjac Member

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    Hi!

    In Main >> Service Configuration >> Exim Configuration Editor
    I set:

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    RBL: bl.spamcop.net: off
    RBL: zen.spamhaus.org: off
    RBL: zen.spamhaus.org and bl.spamcop.net: [B]on[/B]
    This will enable RBL for all domains that are and will be added, correct?

    At the moment SpamAssassin is turned OFF. This does not affect RBL?

    I notice spam's coming in and searched within: /var/log/maillog and /var/log/maillog1 for "rbl" but nothing found.

    This does either mean RBL isn't working or RBL didn't catched the spams, right?

    Is there a way to check if RBL is working or have I missed someting for enableing RBL correctly?

    Thanks,
    sjac
     
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    NixTree Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    RBL doesn't catch spam actually. What it do with the xim configuration is, it will prevent the access to youe serevr from IPs which are listed in the mentioned RBLs. Note that, IPs got listed in such RBLs due to any reported abusive activites and RBLs are working with such a concept that - it will block spamming from already reported IPs.

    Is there any reason you have disbaled SpamAssassin? If you need to scan each emails, enable SA or use third party solutions like Configservers mail scanner, spamexperts, etc

    Thank you,
    Nibin.
     
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    sawbuck Well-Known Member

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    Try tailing the reject log instead: tail -f /var/log/exim_rejectlog
     
  4. sjac

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    Thanks rejectlog shows rejected ip's!
     
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    If required, you can enable detailed logging in exim and so you will get a detailed email log.

    Add the following in WHM, Main >> Service Configuration >> Exim Configuration Editor >> Advanced Editor in first text box.

     
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    Thanks! Where will I find this log?
     
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    With the log_selector enabled in exim configuration you can monitor and kep track of the scripts that are sending emails from cPanel accounts. You can check the logs from file /var/log/exim_mainlog.
     
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