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IP Shield screen to allow comments like the Trusted IP Screen

Would it be possible to add the ability to have comments for the entries on the IP Shield screen? Similar to the way you can do this on the Trusted IP Screen. It would be a handy little reminder so people could see at a glance who and why the IP addresses is in the IP Shield.

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  • AdminArron Caruth (Director of Product Development, Alt-N Technologies) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi Pat,

    You should already have the information for 3rd party services setup in your SPF record. If you do not, then you are probably having issues with some email getting delivered. As long as you have SPF checking enabled in MDaemon they should already be getting compared to your SPF record. Since you have IPShielding and SPF enabled the message would have to pass both. If SPF is enabled but not being checked, make sure you do not have options enabled that would exclude the messages from SPF checks. If you are still having issues, please contact our support team for further assistance. All of our support options can be found at http://www.altn.com/support/.

    Thanks,
    Arron

  • AdminArron Caruth (Director of Product Development, Alt-N Technologies) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi Pat,

    The IPShield.dat file should already be available via WebAdmin under Logs / Config Files. If its not, take a look at the filelist-$LANGCODE$.dat file in the MDaemon\app directory. Where $LANGCODE$ is the two character language code. It should have the following in the section for MDaemon configuration files.

    File=IPSHIELD.DAT, Data file containing IP Shield settings

    If that does not exist you should be able add the entry and after restarting MDaemon and MDaemon Remote Administration (WebAdmin) be able to access the file.

    Arron

  • Pat commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I was just thinking would it actually be possible to use the SPF record to control this?

    Here's my issue, I've had a lot of emails hitting my server that spoof one of my domains in the from address so I've enabled the "Check FROM header address against IP Shield" in the IPShield, however I have a number of external systems that send email on our behalf, MailChimp, Send In Blue, MailGun, etc.

    Now these apps can send mail to other people at other external domains no problem but when these emails hit my server they get stopped so I am adding the CIDR blocks for the various apps to my IPShield, fairly messy, plus it would need updating if and when these companies change their sending IP addresses or add to them.

    What I was thinking is that if MD could check the SPF record for the domain and say right that IP, or using the SPF Include tag, that group of IP's can send mail for this domain then allow the email in.

    That way the lookup, etc. is more dynamic rather than static

  • Pat commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Thanks Arron . My IPShield.dat file is full of hashed comments to id which IP address are for what but of course I can't see any of that via the GUI of web admin.
    Can I add to this that at the very least the IPShield.dat be available via the RA/Web admin config files section?

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