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MDaemon Messaging Server 21.0

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Location Screening

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Location Screening

Location Screening is a geographically based blocking system that you can use to block incoming  SMTP, POP, IMAP, Webmail, ActiveSync, AutoDiscovery, XML API, Remote Administration, CalDAV/CardDAV, XMPP, and Minger connections from unauthorized regions of the world. MDaemon determines the country associated with the connecting IP address and then blocks that connection if it is from a restricted location, and adds a line to the Screening log. For SMTP, Location Screening can optionally block only connections using AUTH. This is useful, for example, if you have no users in a specific country but still wish to be able to receive mail from there. That way you would only block those attempting to log in to your server.

The \MDaemon\Geo\ folder contains database files that serve as the master country IP database. The files were provided by MaxMind (, and updates can be downloaded from their site if desired.

Enable Location Screening

Location Screening is on by default, but no regions or countries are blocked; MDaemon just logs the connecting country or region. To block a location, click the box next to any regions or countries that you wish to block, and click Ok or Apply. When Location Screening is on, regardless of whether or not any locations are being blocked, MDaemon will insert the "X-MDOrigin-Country" header (which lists the country and region) for content filtering or other purposes.

Select/Deselect all

Use these button to select or deselect all locations in the list.


Click this button to view a text file list of all the locations that are currently blocked by Location Screening. If you check/uncheck any box in the list of locations then the View button will not be available until after you click Apply.

White list

This button opens the Dynamic Screening Whitelist, which is also used for Location Screening. If you wish to exempt an IP address from Location Screening, click this button and specify the IP address and when you wish the entry to expire.

SMTP connections are accepted but authentication is blocked

Check this box if, for SMTP connections, you wish to block only connections attempting to use authentication.