Configuring SpamRATS on Exim

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For deeper insight into what the SpamRATS RBLs are about, check out our whitepaper.

How to configure SpamRATS RBLs on Exim MTA through WHM (cPanel) interface

SpamRATS RBLs can be configured through the Exim Configuration Manager in the WHM Admin Panel:
WHM Admin Panel >> Exim Configuration Manager >> Basic Editor >> RBLs >> Manage Custom RBLs [Manage]

    RBL Name: ratsdyna
    RBL Info URL:
    DNS List:
    RBL Name: ratsnoptr
    RBL Info URL:
    DNS List:
    RBL Name: ratsspam
    RBL Info URL:
    DNS List:

How to configure SpamRATS RBLs on Exim MTA through CLI

If you want to add or remove RBLs through the command line – do not edit the exim.conf file, as it can be overwritten. Instead, list the desired RBLs in /etc/exim.strings.conf.custom. Create the file if not already present, and add the SpamRATS RBLs to the list: : :

After saving the changes, restart exim service by running following terminal command as root:

  service exim restart

Warning: Please remember that you will NOT be able to use public DNS servers to query our data. You will need your own DNS servers in place that clearly identifies who is making the query before we can allow you access to the SpamRATS DNSBL Public Mirrors. With a subscription, there are alternative ways to get data.

Blocked Users

You may find that your ability to query the SpamRATS DNSBL Public Mirrors has been restricted. This could be due to the usage not falling within our Terms of Service. Before restricting any queries we try to reach out via email. Please check to see if you received an email from at your public email address. If you have received the message, please reply to it.

If you would like to continue using the SpamRATS RBLs, please contact us and include the IP(s) that you used to query in your email.

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