Troubleshooting Anti-spam settings

Overview

In case there are issues with the spam filters set up for your users, there are some basic troubleshooting steps that you can take. Below are some common problems that can occur and what you can do to resolve them.

Too much spam is still showing up in the Inbox

  • Set up blocklists for the entire domain instead of just the specific email sending the message. This way you’ll block all emails from that domain.
  • The anti-spam filter may not catch all of the incoming junk messages due to how the message was sent or created. DreamHost offers the option of setting up custom message filters, and you can refer to the Message Filters article (for advanced users) for further information.

Emails are not being sent to the Spam folder

If the domain is not using DreamHost's nameservers, make sure you manually update your domain's DNS with the new anti-spam filtering MX records. View the following article for instructions on how to locate your MX records:

They look like this:

  • 0 mx1.mailchannels.net
  • 0 mx2.mailchannels.net

Email from an allow list address is still sent to the Spam folder

The email's From address may not match where the email was actually sent from. Try viewing the email headers and allow the sending address shown there. 

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