The Community Forums

Interact with an entire community of cPanel & WHM users!
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Host Access Control not working for POP3 and SMTP

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by cosminn777, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. cosminn777

    cosminn777 Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2014
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    cPanel Access Level:
    Root Administrator
    I successfully limited all other services (sshd, ftp, cpanel, etc.) access using
    Main => Security Center => Host Access Control.

    But, for some reason it doesn't work for POP3 and SMTP, and I still receive e-mails that warn me of hack attempts.
    What could be the problem?
     
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Forums Analyst
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2011
    Messages:
    30,854
    Likes Received:
    676
    Trophy Points:
    113
    cPanel Access Level:
    Root Administrator
    Hello :)

    Only services linked to TCP Wrappers are covered using the host access control option (/etc/hosts.allow). I suggest using a firewall management tool such as CSF to limit access to the specific ports that you want to restrict.

    Thank you.
     
Loading...

Share This Page