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Major Issue needs work :: CPanel Junk Filters

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TRPN, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. TRPN

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    I was wondering if CPanel development team would be willing to work or atleast comment on this issue.

    Today spam being a major problem and in my case, I am member at many discussion boards and communities. So it just happens that tons of email harvestors normally get hold of our email account and in addition, we do not discard our nouser@domain type of emails, as we use this feature to signup at discussion board and for newsletter.

    I am averaging about 1000 junk emails every day and am very glad to say that because of the filters that I have setup on my work computer only about 25 to 50 makes it to the inbox in the entire day. However it is still frustrating to see that other users are the same domains/sites are not equally lucky and if not all, then lot of time of their work day is spend removing spam from their inbox.

    I have tried using working with the filters in CPanel mail options, however it is very disappointing to see that every filter that is set for "blackhole" does not always work.

    Now I would also like to add that I created a certain email account on one domain and setup filters on that domain and made the rule so that all the junk email would be forwareded to that particular email account. Am glad to say that this one works like charm and for anyone just having 1 domain, I would highly recommend this one, as it does better job, then blackhole or Discard.


    Now my concern comes for people having multiple domains on the same server. In my case, if I we were to assume that there are 3 domains, domain1.com, domain2.com and domain3.com.

    I created an email account at domain1.com as junkemailgohear@domain1.com and created rules for domain1.com. It is wonderful to see that junk (which cannot pass through the filter) all the emails sent to any account in domain1.com goes to junkemailgohere@domain1.com however, when I have setup same filters for domain2.com and would like them to be forwarded to junkemailgohere@domain1.com it does not work.

    Also, I was wondering, if CPanel team would consider in adding a feature where a user can setup master junk filter via WHM, which will appaly for all the accounts on that particual server.

    Thank you.

    Vishal
     
  2. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    Did you log this as a feature request in bugzilla? cPanel are unlikely to see the post here as they don't frequent the forums.

    If you want to offer your users spam protection, why not go the simpler route of installing an MTA level checker like MailScanner+SpamAssassin with RBL lookups to the popular rDNS repositories (ORDB, spamcop.net, etc). If you also add things like DCC and Vipuls Razor you can help catagorise emails as either spam or not spam very effectively.
     
  3. brightmatter

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    Cpanel webhosts seem to accept any *@domain.com email prior to checking to see that a given address, alias, or autoresponder actually exists. Until this "feature" is discussed I'll bet you'll continue to enjoy your spam problem.

    You could always set your new-account-information from address to a not-your-domain address -- but that's not much of a solution.
     
  4. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    This is somewhat of an old thread and moot now since the default cPanel configuration for exim does check the recipient before an email is received onto the server. You can also set the default for new accounts Default Address to :fail: rather than auto configured.
     
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