Category: IdeasCategory: Email Rate Limiting

Email Rate Limiting
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57 votes, 2.61 avg. rating (52% score)
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Dave Sheranko: In a shared environment, spam directly impacts everyone using the same mailserver by killing that IP's reputation. By limiting the number of outbound emails that each account can send per hour, you can help limit the damage to your infrastructure and reputation. Not only does this help protect against malicious users, but it can also be used to help mitigate compromised / exploited sites. This can be also used to help differentiate between price tiers. The $10 hosting plan might allow 60 messages per hour, while the $25 plan allows 600 per hour. Ideally, you'd be able to set both hourly and daily limits. I might want to limit a customer to 60 emails per hour, 300 emails per day. If the customer exceeds the limit, a message to the customer informing them of this would be a nice touch.
Oct 31, 2013, 4:20 pmBy: Dave Sheranko
  1. Chris W: This is essential. I dumped an old hosting company because they could not deliver this and my domain which only sent 20 or 30 email / day was always get black-listed by spam reputation filters. Now that I am a SP, I want {need} to offer the service I used to ask from - namely barring mass mailers from taking an account and wreaking my reputation for all other customers
    March 3, 2018 at 5:54 pm
  2. Khairil Gunawan: +1 add this
    January 28, 2017 at 11:02 pm
  3. alex: Yes important, too many spammer this days and hackers
    August 19, 2016 at 6:51 pm
  4. Daniel: Exim email server got this limits included
    December 19, 2014 at 4:23 am
  5. The following is possible with the throttle patch for qmail. Interworx just needs to add support.
    November 6, 2014 at 7:56 am
  6. Makis: +1 from me too, its a real important feature to save some time until we wpot down the email account that is sending spam emails and take further actions.
    September 16, 2014 at 7:47 am
  7. CRServers: +1 This would be great!
    July 6, 2014 at 10:10 pm
  8. San: I think this should be a priority feature request marked as important.
    July 3, 2014 at 10:56 am
  9. Christopher Zeman: This would be an EXCELLENT enhancement to Interworx.
    May 14, 2014 at 7:28 pm
  10. swgr25: I agree, spam is a big issue. Another common issue is PHP scripts sending many messages if they have been hacked. Somehow must be able to limit mail() calls per vhost.
    January 3, 2014 at 1:38 pm

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