mail routing: can I use ISPConfig as mail antispam/antivirus gateway?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by recin, Sep 5, 2020.

  1. recin

    recin Member

    I have ISPConfig 3.1.15p2 running under Ubuntu 18.04 with rspamd and I have one domain on another server (a shared hosting with a terrible mail antivirus).
    Is possible to set ISPconfig as a mail gateway in order to get mail destined to external domain, check for virus and, if it is clean, deliver it to domain on external server?
    I tried with mail routing but mail is not delivered and I receive this error:
    This is what I tried:
    • Email -> Global filters -> Relay recipients: set as relay recipient. I tried with [email protected] too but doesn't work either.
    • Email -> Email accounts -> Email routing:
      • Domain:
      • type: SMTP
      • No MX lookup checked
      • Destination: external server IP
    I'm not sure if relay repicient and mail routing domain should be, or * (in ISPConfig manual examples relay recipient has @ but not in mail routing domain.
    Am I missing something? Should I create mails on Ispconfig server? Can I use ISPConfig server as mail antivirus gateway?
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Yes, many providers use ISPConfig as an antispam gateway. You can find examples for the mail relay and spamfilter user and policy settings e.g. in ISPConfig manual.
  3. recin

    recin Member

    I keep getting errors.
    If I use [email protected] as both relay recipient and mail routing domain I get this in mail.log:
    If I use as relay recipient and as mail routing domain I get this: has nothing on my ispconfig server. What could be the problem? Should I create a DNS zone for it?
  4. snowweb

    snowweb Member

    Why don't you migrate that one domain you have on a "terrible provider" using shared hosting, to your ISPconfig server and cut the other provider loose?
    ISPConfig can happily handle the mail and website for the domain at the same time. I think you'll save some cash and some headaches.
  5. recin

    recin Member

    Don't have enough disk space on ispconfig server, and I want to try mail routing.
    snowweb likes this.

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