Today, we’re going to work through setting up MXGuardDog on a Linux based hosting account (Personal Class, Business Class, Reseller Class, VPS Class, and Dedicated class) in order to protect you from inbound spam.
Please note that this can be used as either to replace or supplement the protection you can get, and set up, through Spam Assassin here:
This video goes over the whole process, I have also attached instructions below, that are a bit more detailed. http://www.mxguarddog.com/videos.domainsetup/
1) Sign up for MXGuardDog (free!):
2) Check your email, you will get an email that looks like this:
Click the link and set up the account:
After that, you’ll get another email that looks like this:
3) Log into the MXGuardDog portal with the credentials that were emailed to you:
And you will see a page that looks like this:
Red icons indicate steps that we have not completed, so let’s proceed:
4) Click on Your Email Servers:
Enter your mail server details, these are sent to you in your accounts welcome email, you can find them in the billing.arvixe.com portal under “Hosting Accounts”. Alternatively, you can contact support and just ask for the name of the server your account is on.
Click save, and at the top click on MXGuarddog Servers:
5) On this page we’re following the general guide:
Log into your cPanel, type mx in the search box, and click on MX Entry:
Choose your domain (if you have more than one), then click delete for any MX zones you have added:
Enter the data for all of the MXGuardDog zones from our general guide, and add them using the Add New Record box, One by one:
Keep going until you’ve added them all!
Also, under Email Routing don’t forget to select Local Mail Exchanger. This is a very important step, otherwise cPanel will reject all incoming email for your domain without notice.
***Keep in mind that any additional email addresses you add to your control panel, and want to have protected need to be added to the Email Addresses section of MXGuardDog, the rest of the steps do not need to be repeated.
1) Click on the Email Addresses section:
2) Click add a new email:
3) Add the email address, and click Add Email: