qpsmtpd

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qpsmtpd
Developer(s) Ask Bjørn Hansen
Stable release 0.94 / September 6, 2014; 5 days ago (2014-09-06)
Preview release 0.91 / November 20, 2012; 21 months ago (2012-11-20)
Operating system Unix
Type open source, Mail transfer agent
License MIT license
Website http://smtpd.github.io/qpsmtpd/

qpsmtpd is an SMTP daemon written in Perl. It was originally designed to be a drop-in replacement for qmail-smtpd, the SMTP component of qmail, and it is now also compatible with Postfix, Exim, sendmail and virtually any software that "speaks SMTP". It has a flexible plugin system, making it easy to interoperate with other pieces in a mail system.

Its main purpose is to allow mail administrators to perform more advanced spam filtering than is possible with other SMTP daemons. As one example of dozens, the earlytalker plugin blocks many viruses and mass mailers based on their characteristic violation of basic protocol, even before they start sending mail data.

The program's main author is Ask Bjørn Hansen. It is licensed under the MIT License.

Qpsmtpd Plugins[edit]

A defining virtue of qpsmtpd is its plugin system and collection of plugins. In addition to basic plugins qpsmtpd has a suite of additional plugins that provide integration with external mail filters and processors as well as implementations of many email technologies. The following list is just a few of the many qpsmtpd plugins.

Name Description
GeoIP[1] Use GeoIP databases to report geographic information about incoming connections, including distance in km. Assign negative karma from senders that are "too far" away.
p0f[2] p0f uses TCP fingerprint info to identify the senders Operating System, network distance, and more.
karma[3] sender history. Treat senders differently based on message heuristics and sending history.
dnsbl[4] DNS blacklists
earlytalker[5] Assure the client doesn't talk before we send the SMTP banner
helo[6] validate the HELO or EHLO message presented by the sender
auth:*[7] plugins for user authentication include vpopmail, checkpassword, flat_file, and ldap
SPF[8] Sender Policy Framework
greylisting[9] temporary deferrals for unknown senders
headers[10] message header validation
URIBL[11] scan message content for blacklisted URLs
Domainkeys[12] validate domainkeys signatures on incoming mail
DKIM[13] validate DKIM signatures and DKIM sign outgoing messages
DMARC[14] implements the draft DMARC specification for email authentication
SpamAssassin[15] the venerable spam detector
dspam[16] DSPAM is a bayesian anti-spam filter that learns really fast.[17]
AntiVirus[18] A collection of plugins for AVE, Bitdefender, ClamAV, hbevd, Sophie, and uvscan
FCrDNS[19] validate sender has FcRDNS configured
  1. ^ Simerson, Matt. "GeoIP plugin". 
  2. ^ Spier, Robert. "p0f plugin". github. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Karma plugin". GitHub. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "DNSBL plugin". GitHub. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Carraway, Devin. "Earlytalker plugin". GitHub. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  6. ^ simerson, matt. "HELO plugin". GitHub. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "QP Authentication plugins". GitHub. qpsmtpd. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  8. ^ Sergeant, Matt. "QP SPF plugin". GitHub. qpsmtpd. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  9. ^ Carr, Gavin. "QP greylisting plugin". GitHub. qpsmtpd. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  10. ^ Simerson, Matt. "QP headers plugin". GitHub. qpsmtpd. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  11. ^ Devin, Carraway. "QP URIBL plugin". GitHub. qpsmtpd. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  12. ^ Peacock, John. "QP Domainkeys plugin". GitHub. qpsmtpd. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  13. ^ Simerson, Matt. "QP DKIM plugin". GitHub. qpsmtpd. 
  14. ^ Simerson, Matt. "QP dmarc plugin". GitHub. qpsmtpd. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  15. ^ "QP spamassassin plugin". GitHub. qpsmtpd. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  16. ^ Simerson, Matt. "QP dspam plugin". GitHub. qpsmtpd. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  17. ^ "Dspam web site". sourceforge. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  18. ^ "QP anti-virus plugins". GitHub. qpsmtpd. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  19. ^ Simerson, Matt. "QP FCrDNS plugin". GitHub. qpsmtpd. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 

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