Changes to the Default SmarterMail Configuration

As we continue to enhance and improve SmarterMail, some of the default configuration is modified. The changes that have been made to the configuration of new installations are listed below. Use this article to modify the configuration of your existing installation(s), as desired.

Changes in Build 7008 (Mar 10, 2019)

Antispam
(System Admin login > Settings icon > Antispam)

GREYLIST FILTERS TAB
Added over 1000 new Yahoo! entries. To add the new greylist filters to your installation, use the Reset Antispam Settings option or replace your greylist-filters.json file with the file we've provided: greylist-filters.json Download


Changes in Build 6995 (Feb 25, 2019)

Antispam
(System Admin login > Settings icon > Antispam)

RBLS TAB
SpamCop
Required Lookup Values: 127.0.0.2 - Enabled

Spamhaus - XBL
REMOVED

SpamRats
Weight: 5

UCEProtect Level 1
Weight: 15

UCEProtect Level 2
Weight: 10

UCEProtect Level 3
Weight: 5


Changes in Build 6985 (Feb 15, 2019)

Domain Defaults
(System Admin login > Manage icon > Actions (...) button > Domain Defaults)
Priority and Throttling card
  • Message Throttling Action: Delay
  • Bounce Throttling Action: Delay
  • Bounces Received per Hour: 500
  • Bounces Throttling Action: Delay
User Defaults
(System Admin login > Manage icon > Actions (...) button > User Defaults)
Throttling card
  • Message Throttling Action: Delay
  • Bandwidth Throttling Action: Delay
Antispam
(System Admin login > Settings icon > Antispam)
Please feel free to use the following link to download and import the spamConfig.json file of a fresh installation of Build 6985: spamConfig.json Download.

OPTIONS TAB
Filtering card
  • Domains can override filter actions - Disabled
  • Low Probability of Being Spam 
    • Action: No Action
    • Weight: 10
  • Medium Probability of Being Spam
    • Action: Move to Junk Email Folder
    • Weight: 20
  • High Probability of Being Spam
    • Action: Move to Junk Email Folder
    • Weight: 30
SMTP Blocking card
  • Incoming Weight Threshold: 50 - Enabled
Options card
  • Autoresponders: Require message pass SPF
  • Content Filter Bouncing: Require message pass SPF
  • Max message size to content scan: 4096 KB
  • Enable SRS when forwarding messages - Enabled
  • Enable DMARC policy compliance check - Enabled
Greylisting Options card
Greylist filtering has been added back to SmarterMail. If upgrading from version 16.x, this new setting will be added. If upgrading from older versions, this setting may already exist. (This setting is used in conjunction with the Greylist Filters tab.) The default configuration for new installations is: 
  • Applies To: Everyone except specified countries / IP addresses
SPAM CHECKS TAB
Cyren Premium Antispam
Bulk Weight: 10

DKIM
Pass Weight: 0
Fail Weight: 10
None Weight: 5
Max message size to sign: 100mb
Max message size to verify: 100mb

Domain Keys
Pass Weight: 0
Fail Weight: 10
None Weight: 0
Max message size to sign: 100mb
Max message size to verify: 100mb

Honey Pot
Pass Weight - 0
Listed Weight - 10

Reverse DNS
Reverse DNS Fail Weight: 10

SPF
Pass Weight: 0
Fail Weight: 10
Soft Fail Weight: 5
Neutral Weight: 0
Permanent Error Weight: 5
None Weight: 5

RBLS TAB
CBL
Weight: 10

HostKarma - Blacklist
Weight: 10 

HostKarma - Brownlist
Weight: 10 

HostKarma - Whitelist
Weight: -5
Enable Spool Filtering - Disabled
Enable Incoming SMTP Blocking - Disabled 

SORBS - Abuse
Weight: 5

SORBS - Dynamic IP
Weight: 5

SORBS - No Server
Weight: 5

SORBS - NoMail
Weight: 5
 
SORBS - Proxy
Weight: 5

SORBS - Socks
Weight: 5

SpamCop
Weight: 10

Spamhaus - PBL
Weight: 10
Required Lookup Values: 127.0.0.10,127.0.0.11 - Enabled

Spamhaus - PBL2
REMOVED

Spamhaus - SBL
Weight:10

Spamhaus - XBL
Weight: 10
Required Lookup Values: 127.0.0.4,127.0.0.5,127.0.0.6,127.0.0.7 - Enabled

Spamhaus - XBL2
REMOVED

SpamRats
Weight: 10
Required Lookup Values: 127.0.0.38  - Enabled

Surriel
Weight: 10
Required Lookup Values: 127.0.0.2  - Disabled

UCEProtect Level 1
Weight: 5

UCEProtect Level 2
Weight: 10

UCEProtect Level 3
Weight: 15

New RBLs
Backscatter
Description: Backscatter
Weight: 5
Hostname: ips.backscatterer.org
Lookup Prefix: [Blank]
Required Lookup Values: 127.0.0.2 - Enabled
Enable Spool Filtering - Enabled
Enable Incoming SMTP Blocking - Enabled
Enable Outgoing SMTP Blocking - Disabled
Enable bitmap checking - Disabled

DNS Real-time Blackhole List
Description: DNS Real-time Blackhole List
Weight: 10
Hostname: dnsrbl.org
Lookup Prefix: [Blank]
Required Lookup Values: 127.0.0.2 - Enabled
Enable Spool Filtering - Enabled
Enable Incoming SMTP Blocking - Enabled
Enable Outgoing SMTP Blocking - Disabled
Enable bitmap checking - Disabled

MailSpike L3
Description: MailSpike L3
Weight: 5
Hostname: rep.mailspike.net
Lookup Prefix: [Blank]
Required Lookup Values: 127.0.0.12 - Enabled
Enable Spool Filtering - Enabled
Enable Incoming SMTP Blocking - Enabled
Enable Outgoing SMTP Blocking - Disabled
Enable bitmap checking - Disabled

MailSpike L4
Description: MailSpike L4
Weight: 5
Hostname: rep.mailspike.net
Lookup Prefix: [Blank]
Required Lookup Values: 127.0.0.11 - Enabled
Enable Spool Filtering - Enabled
Enable Incoming SMTP Blocking - Enabled
Enable Outgoing SMTP Blocking - Disabled
Enable bitmap checking - Disabled

MailSpike L5
Description: MailSpike L5
Weight: 5
Hostname: rep.mailspike.net
Lookup Prefix: [Blank]
Required Lookup Values: 127.0.0.10 - Enabled
Enable Spool Filtering - Enabled
Enable Incoming SMTP Blocking - Enabled
Enable Outgoing SMTP Blocking - Disabled
Enable bitmap checking - Disabled

McAfee
Description: McAfee
Weight: 5
Hostname: cidr.bl.mcafee.com
Lookup Prefix: [Blank]
Required Lookup Values: 127.0.0.2 - Enabled
Enable Spool Filtering - Enabled
Enable Incoming SMTP Blocking - Enabled
Enable Outgoing SMTP Blocking - Disabled
Enable bitmap checking - Disabled

SEM - Black
Description: SEM - Black
Weight: 5
Hostname: bl.spameatingmonkey.net
Lookup Prefix: [Blank]
Required Lookup Values: 127.0.0.2 - Enabled
Enable Spool Filtering - Enabled
Enable Incoming SMTP Blocking - Enabled
Enable Outgoing SMTP Blocking - Disabled
Enable bitmap checking - Disabled

Spamhaus - CSS
Description: Spamhaus - CSS
Weight: 10
Hostname: zen.spamhaus.org
Lookup Prefix: [Blank]
Required Lookup Values: 127.0.0.3 - Enabled
Enable Spool Filtering - Enabled
Enable Incoming SMTP Blocking - Enabled
Enable Outgoing SMTP Blocking - Disabled
Enable bitmap checking - Disabled

Truncate
Description: Truncate
Weight: 10
Hostname: truncate.bgudb.net
Lookup Prefix: [Blank]
Required Lookup Values: 127.0.0.2 - Enabled
Enable Spool Filtering - Enabled
Enable Incoming SMTP Blocking - Enabled
Enable Outgoing SMTP Blocking - Disabled
Enable bitmap checking - Disabled

URIBLS TAB
SURBL
Weight: 5
Max Weight: 20
Required Lookup Values (Enabled): 
127.0.0.8,127.0.0.16,127.0.0.24,127.0.0.64,127.0.0.72,127.0.0.80,127.0.0.88,127.0.0.96,127.0.0.128,127.0.0.136,127.0.0.144,127.0.0.152,127.0.0.192,127.0.0.200,127.0.0.208,127.0.0.216
Enable Spool Filtering - Enabled

New RBLs
SEM-URI
Description: SEM-URI
Weight: 5
Max Weight: 20
Hostname: uribl.spameatingmonkey.net
Lookup Prefix: [Blank]
Required Lookup Values: 127.0.0.2 - Enabled
Enable Spool Filtering - Enabled
Enable Outgoing SMTP Blocking - Disabled
Enable bitmap checking - Disabled

The URIBL check has been split into three separate spam checks:
URIBL Black
Description: URIBL Black
Weight: 5
Max Weight: 20
Hostname: multi.uribl.com
Lookup Prefix: [Blank]
Required Lookup Values: 127.0.0.2 - Enabled
Enable Spool Filtering - Enabled
Enable Outgoing SMTP Blocking - Disabled
Enable bitmap checking - Disabled

URIBL Grey
Description: URIBL Grey
Weight: 5
Max Weight: 10
Hostname: multi.uribl.com
Lookup Prefix: [Blank]
Required Lookup Values: 127.0.0.4 - Enabled
Enable Spool Filtering - Enabled
Enable Outgoing SMTP Blocking - Disabled
Enable bitmap checking - Disabled

URIBL Red
Description: URIBL Red
Weight: 5
Max Weight: 15
Hostname: multi.uribl.com
Lookup Prefix: [Blank]
Required Lookup Values: 127.0.0.8 - Enabled
Enable Spool Filtering - Enabled
Enable Outgoing SMTP Blocking - Disabled
Enable bitmap checking - Disabled

GREYLIST FILTERS TAB
Greylist filtering has been added back to SmarterMail. If upgrading from version 16.x, the Greylist Filters tab will be added to the Antispam section with 151 default filters. If upgrading from older versions, your existing Greylist Filters will be preserved. (The filters list is used in conjunction with the Options tab > Greylist Options card > Applies To setting.) To add the default greylist filters to your installation, use the Reset Antispam Settings option or replace your greylist-filters.json file with the file we've provided: greylist-filters.json Download

General Domain Settings
(Domain Admin login > Domain Settings icon > General)
Mailing Lists card
  • Bounces Before Removal: 2
Domain Spam Filtering
(Domain Admin login > Domain Settings icon > Spam Filtering)
Options card
  • Users can override domain actions - Disabled

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