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English Forums => General Discussion => Topic started by: litusbdn on January 20, 2017, 06:32:57 pm

Title: Problem with Spamhaus rules
Post by: litusbdn on January 20, 2017, 06:32:57 pm
Good Morning,
I am trying to apply the antispam functionality with Spamhaus's "drop" and "edrop" listings. Following the docu-wiki, I created the rule on both the Wan interface and the Lan interface.

I keep getting a lot of SPAM (if no apparent improvement).

A spam mail that I have received, I have resolved the IP of the mail domain. With the Ip, I did a search on the Spamhause website, and it appears as a blocked email address in the "DBL" list. In the drop list and edrop does not appear this IP, for this reason, I think it does not block it.

Is there an effective way to stop spam?

Thank you so much.
Title: Re: Problem with Spamhaus rules
Post by: phoenix on January 20, 2017, 07:18:15 pm
You're comparing apples and oranges here. The DBL is the Domain Block List i.e. compromised domain names and the DROP list is a set of netblocks. Take a look at this description: https://www.spamhaus.org/drop/

The 'fight' against spam is ongoing and multi-level, you can't expect the firewall to get all the spam so apart from that whet else are you doing to stop spam. Are you hosting your own mail server and if so, what defences do you have on that?