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After installing spamdyke in Plesk POP-before-SMTP wasn't properly working anymore. I googled for help, but all I could find simply stated
this is not possible anymore and
it's bad anyhow, which isn't much of a help when you have to find a solution. So we kept looking...
Plesk (or rather relaylock) saves IPs which are supposed to be authentificated by POP-before-SMTP in the table smtp_poplocks of the psa database. The following Perl script reads from this table and creates a list, which then can be used as an ip-white-list for spamdyke.
I decided to use a cronjob instead of a perl deamon since it's very unlikely that a user is trying to send an email without SMTP auth in less than 59 seconds after establishing the POP3 connection.
# Download and check the script wget "URL from end of this post" chmod 700 spamdyke-pop-before-smtp* nano spamdyke-pop-before-smtp* # for debian users apt-get install liblog-log4perl-perl # for user of any other distribution perl -MCPAN -e shell install Log::Log4perl # open /your/path/to/spamdyke.conf and add the following lines ip-whitelist-file=/var/qmail/spamdyke/pop-before-smtp # prepare the cronjob via "crontab -e" * * * * * /your/path/to/the-script.pl
Every sixty seconds the script is started. It then reads the database, writes the whitelist
/var/qmail/spamdyke/pop-before-smtp and afterwards POP-before-SMTP is working like a charm again.
In case of an error the output will be logged in a file named
/var/log/pop-before-smtp.log. If you want to receive an additional email as root, simply comment out the line
open STDERR, ‘>/dev/null’; (provided that your cron deamon was set up accordingly).
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thanks for the script, but unfortunately it somehow does not work...
The file generated only contains 127.0.0.0, and I don't understand what is going on...
Maybe you have updated version?
Plesk version is 9
I managed to solve this part, now the file is generated with the correct data... (POP3 was not enabled in the Plesk panel).
But the problem persists, can't still use pop3 before smtp.. while smtp auth works fine.
Maybe you got some suggestions?
Did you already install spamdyke?
The configuration file /etc/spamdyke.conf has to contain the line:
The perl script should generate this file. One ip address per line.