Where to apply Spamhaus blocklists for effective email filtering
Spamhaus produces many different DNSBLs (blocklists). The question is which ones to apply where? This simple guide provides you with all the information you need.
Tools and Plugins
Access the free testing tool for DNSBL users: The Blocklist Tester
Use the Blocklist Tester (BLT) to check if your email servers are correctly configured to use the Spamhaus Blocklists.
The BLT sends a series of test emails to your nominated email address. If your server is correctly set up to query our blocklists, all the emails should be rejected. The BLT provides a summary of exactly what emails have been rejected or delivered.
Get the SpamAssassin plugin
Find how to use DQS at its best with the Apache Foundation's open-source anti-spam platform, SpamAssassin. Find the plugin and configuration files here.
Get the Rspamd plugin
Find how to use DQS at its best with the open-source anti-spam platform, Rspamd. Find the plugin and configuration files here.
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Managing your subscription
To review and manage your subscription, simply login to the Spamhaus portal. From the portal, you'll also be able to review usage, FAQs, and the DQS manual. Login details should have already reached your inbox from firstname.lastname@example.org.