Initial Configuration and Setup

The first step in setting up your SafePoint Anti-Spam Firewall system is to configure the SafePoint to accept email for your domain(s) and then, after scanning and processing it for Spam/UCE (“unsolicited commercial email”) and Viruses, the SafePoint system will forward the processed, or “sanitized”, email on to your regular email server.

To set up your SafePoint system to accept and process email for a domain log into the SafePoint system control panel and select “IP/Domain Setup” in the menu bar.

You will be presented with a screen that will allow you to configure the IP address and domain name settings for the domains you would like to have the SafePoint process email for.

The “Primary Mail Server Setting” will already be configured with a “” type sub-domain along with the IP address which is associated with your SafePoint system.

The “Primary Mail Server Setting” is a FIXED setting and should not be modified .

The domains that you will set up email processing for should be configured under the “Additional Relay Domains” heading of the “IP/Domain Setup” screen in the control panel.

In the “Mail Server” field you should place the name of the domain or sub-domain you want the SafePoint system to process email for. This would be in the “” format.

The IP address of the “destination mail server” , which is usually your existing mail server for a given domain, should be placed in the “Server’s IP Address” field in the “” format.

The “Server Port” is the port number that you want the processed email to be delivered. This is usually your mail servers default SMTP port, which is usually Port 25 .

Once completing the “Mail Server”, “Server IP Address” and “Server Port” fields you select the “Add Server” button to complete the process of adding the server.

The SafePoint system will then confirm that the new entry has been successfully set up and the system restarted. The new receiving mail servers added along with their associated domains, IP numbers and port numbers will appear below.

Domains that you have set up to have email processed for by your SafePoint system can be deleted by selecting “Delete” under the “Action” heading on the list of domains at the bottom of the “IP/Domain Setup” screen. You will be prompted to confirm any deletions by the system before a domain is finally deleted.

NOTE that the “localhost/” entry that is pre-configured in your SafePoint system on setup is required by the system and should not be removed otherwise this could cause the system to malfunction. In the unlikely event that you accidentally delete this entry you will need to contact support to have it restored.

Once you have set up your SafePoint to provide email filtering for your domain(s) you then need to direct email for your domains to the SafePoint system for processing.

This is done by modifying the “MX” record for a given domain to map it to the IP address of your SafePoint system. An MX Record or a “Mail Exchange” record tells mail servers around the world where to send the email for your domain.

Next : Setting Up MX Records

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