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[http://www.halon.io Halon] is a [[HSL|scriptable]] SMTP server, probably best described as an '''email delivery and security platform'''. It provides [[CYREN|commercial anti-spam]], dynamic routing, external [[API calls|API]] integration, task automation and much more. It's noted for its flexibility, scripting and integration capabilities, allowing demanding customers such as hosting providers to design the perfect solution for their needs, without compromise. It may be [https://halon.io/download/ downloaded] for free and installed on any computer/server or as a virtual machine. Supplementary software is available on our [https://github.com/halonsecurity GitHub] page. New user are encouraged to read the [[getting started]] page.
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<div style="font-size:162%; border:none; margin:0; padding:.1em; color:#000;">'''Halon''' SMTP software,</div>
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<div style="top:+0.2em; font-size:95%;">the [[HSL|scriptable]] email gateway for service providers.</div>
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* '''Current version'''
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* Halon [https://github.com/halon/changelog 4.8-p1]
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* FreeBSD 11.2-p1
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*  '''[https://halon.io/download/ Download]'''
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*  [http://docs.halon.se/hsl/ Scripting manual]
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*  [https://halon.io/ Company website]
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[http://www.halon.io Halon] is a [[HSL|scriptable]] email gateway and anti-spam filter (MTA or [[proxy]]) with many [[features]] and an extensive ecosystem; probably best described as an ''email delivery and security platform''. It is [[known users|used]] primarily by web hosting providers, and powers some of the world's most popular mail servers.<ref>http://research.domaintools.com/statistics/mailservers/</ref>
  
== Notable articles ==
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== Getting started ==
This informational website is arranged as a wiki. However, below are a list of the most requested articles for your convenience.  
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The software can be [https://halon.io/download/ downloaded] for free and installed on any x86-64 server/computer or as a virtual machine. Supplementary software is available on our [https://github.com/halon GitHub] page.  
  
=== Popular articles ===
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* [[Getting started]] guide
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** [[Writing system images]] for bare-metal or live-CD install methods
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** Using a hypervisor template for VMware, KVM, [[Hyper-V]] or [[Citrix XenServer]]
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** Running on cloud services such as [[Amazon EC2]], [[Azure]], [[Google Compute Engine|GCE]], [[Rackspace]], [https://www.ctl.io/knowledge-base/ecosystem-partners/marketplace-guides/getting-started-with-halon-partner-template/ CenturyLink] or [[GleSYS]]
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* User's [[FAQ]] and [[pricing]]
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== Documentation ==
 
[[Image:Fullstack.png |thumb|right|292px|Halon consolidates all the functionality needed in front of email servers]]
 
[[Image:Fullstack.png |thumb|right|292px|Halon consolidates all the functionality needed in front of email servers]]
[[Image:Update.png |thumb|right|157px|By completely overwriting the system partition from an update partition, updates are quick and reliable]]
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This informational website is arranged as a wiki. Below are a list of the most requested articles for your convenience.
  
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=== SMTP and e-mail ===
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* Email security
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** Anti-spam by [[Cyren]] and an optimised [[SpamAssassin]]
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** Outbound spam filtering and [[delivery]]
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** [[DKIM]] signing and verification with [[DMARC]]
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** Encryption with [[DANE]]
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** [[SPF]] handling and [[SRS]]
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** Bounce verification with [[BATV]]
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** Content filtering, also called [[DLP]]
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** [[Rate limiting]]
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* Delivery and routing
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** [[Scripted routing]]
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*** External [[API calls]]
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** Handoff with [[LMTP]]
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** [[Recipient filtering]] and [[in-line delivery]]
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** [[Proxy]] mode and [[fully transparent outbound anti-spam]]
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*** HAProxy and XCLIENT support
 
* E-mail tracking [[search filter]]s and [[logging]]
 
* E-mail tracking [[search filter]]s and [[logging]]
* User's [[FAQ]] and [[pricing]]
 
* [[End-user]] installation guide
 
* [[Performance]]
 
 
=== Management ===
 
* [[Getting started]]
 
** [[Writing system images]] for bare-metal or live-CD install methods
 
** Running on cloud services such as [[Amazon EC2]], [[Azure]], [[Google Compute Engine|GCE]], [[Rackspace]] or [[GleSYS]]
 
* The revision-managed [[configuration]]
 
* Performing [[recovery]] if something goes wrong
 
* [[Clustering]] for scalability
 
* Custom [[reporting]] and statistics
 
* Local [[users]] and [[console]] administration
 
* [[IPv6]] support
 
* Installing [[PKI]] certificates
 
  
 
=== Programming and integration ===
 
=== Programming and integration ===
* [[SOAP]] API
 
 
* [[HSL]] scripting and [[API calls]]
 
* [[HSL]] scripting and [[API calls]]
* Defining [[LDAP]] sources
 
 
* Fetching statistics using [[SNMP]]
 
* Fetching statistics using [[SNMP]]
* System [[architecture]]
 
* [[Rate limiting]]
 
 
* Platform integration with [[cPanel]], [[WHMCS]], [[Odin]] and [[Atomia]].
 
* Platform integration with [[cPanel]], [[WHMCS]], [[Odin]] and [[Atomia]].
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* [[SOAP]] API
  
=== E-mail routing ===
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=== System and management ===
* [[Scripted routing]], [[Delivery]] and [[LMTP]]
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* [[Software update]]
* Transparent [[proxy]]
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* [[Performance]] benchmarks and considerations
* [[Routing by DNS appending]]
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* [[Clustering]] for scalability
 
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* System [[architecture]] and [[disk layout]]
=== SMTP and e-mail ===
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* [[IPv6]] support
* [[DKIM]] signing and verification with [[DMARC]] and [[DANE]] support
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* Management
* [[Recipient filtering]] and [[in-line delivery]]
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** [[End-user]] installation guide
* [[SPF]] errors
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** Custom [[reporting]] and statistics
* Bounce verification with [[BATV]]
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** Defining [[LDAP]] sources
* Sender Rewrite Scheme with [[SRS]]
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** Installing [[PKI]] certificates
* Content filtering, also called [[DLP]]
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** The revision-managed [[configuration]]
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** Performing [[recovery]] if something goes wrong
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** Local [[users]] and [[console]] administration
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** [[API authentication]]
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* Storage
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** [[Disk layout]]
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** [[Quarantine]] folders
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** [[Archiving]]
  
=== Storage ===
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==References==
* [[Architecture#Disk_layout|Disk layout]]
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* [[Quarantine]] folders
 
* [[Archiving]]
 

Latest revision as of 08:45, 7 May 2019

At its core, Halon is a scriptable SMTP server
Halon SMTP software,
the scriptable email gateway for service providers.
  • Current version
  • Halon 4.8-p1
  • FreeBSD 11.2-p1

Halon is a scriptable email gateway and anti-spam filter (MTA or proxy) with many features and an extensive ecosystem; probably best described as an email delivery and security platform. It is used primarily by web hosting providers, and powers some of the world's most popular mail servers.[1]

Getting started

The software can be downloaded for free and installed on any x86-64 server/computer or as a virtual machine. Supplementary software is available on our GitHub page.

Documentation

Halon consolidates all the functionality needed in front of email servers

This informational website is arranged as a wiki. Below are a list of the most requested articles for your convenience.

SMTP and e-mail

Programming and integration

System and management

References