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  1. #1
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    Default SpamBlocker is picky about DNS?

    I updated my untangle tonight to find that spamblocker was throwing an alert message that it could not work with opendns since they do not support DNSBLs. I checked the Opendns site (http://www.opendns.com/support/article/96) and they say that they support them.


    I just wanted to see if there was a way to update either opendns or spamblocker so that the error message could go away? By that I mean, make it so that opendns can be used with spamblocker. I like opendns as it gives me extremely good reporting on my network in addition to untangle.

    Thanks,

    Arch
    Last edited by Archness; 05-05-2012 at 12:15 AM.

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    Nope, the issue is caused by spamhaus, and there is jack you can do about it.

    If you want the spam blocker to operate at full effectiveness you must give up the use of all public DNS services.
    Rob Sandling, BS:SWE, MCP
    NexgenAppliances.com
    Phone: 866-794-8879 x201
    Email: support@nexgenappliances.com

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    @#$@...

    Opendns says they can support additional DNSBLs if they are contacted. Could that work?

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    Untangle Ninja sky-knight's Avatar
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    Not likely, Spamhaus's billing model works on a per lookup basis. Therefore, if you use public DNS they can't track you. I suppose you could pay them for the subscription service and find a way around this, but Untangle can't utilize it anyway.

    BTW, Untangle doesn't need to use OpenDNS for your clients to use OpenDNS.
    Rob Sandling, BS:SWE, MCP
    NexgenAppliances.com
    Phone: 866-794-8879 x201
    Email: support@nexgenappliances.com

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