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[http://www.halon.io Halon] is a [[HSL|scriptable]] SMTP server with many features and an extensive ecosystem; probably best described as an '''email delivery and security platform'''. 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 ==
[[Image:Fullstack.png |thumb|right|292px|Halon consolidates all the functionality needed in front of email servers]]
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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.  
This informational website is arranged as a wiki. However, below are a list of the most requested articles for your convenience.  
 
  
=== Getting started ===
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* [[Getting started]] guide
* [[Getting started]]
 
 
** [[Writing system images]] for bare-metal or live-CD install methods
 
** [[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]]
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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]]
 
* User's [[FAQ]] and [[pricing]]
 
* User's [[FAQ]] and [[pricing]]
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== Documentation ==
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[[Image:Fullstack.png |thumb|right|292px|Halon consolidates all the functionality needed in front of email servers]]
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This informational website is arranged as a wiki. Below are a list of the most requested articles for your convenience.
  
 
=== SMTP and e-mail ===
 
=== SMTP and e-mail ===
 
* Email security
 
* Email security
** Anti-spam by [[CYREN]] and an optimised [[SpamAssassin]]
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** Anti-spam by [[Cyren]] and an optimised [[SpamAssassin]]
 
** Outbound spam filtering and [[delivery]]  
 
** Outbound spam filtering and [[delivery]]  
 
** [[DKIM]] signing and verification with [[DMARC]]
 
** [[DKIM]] signing and verification with [[DMARC]]
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** [[Scripted routing]]
 
** [[Scripted routing]]
 
*** External [[API calls]]
 
*** External [[API calls]]
*** [[Routing by DNS appending]]
 
 
** Handoff with [[LMTP]]
 
** Handoff with [[LMTP]]
 
** [[Recipient filtering]] and [[in-line delivery]]
 
** [[Recipient filtering]] and [[in-line delivery]]
** Fully transparent [[proxy]]
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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]]
  
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* [[SOAP]] API
 
* [[SOAP]] API
  
=== System ===
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=== System and management ===
 
* [[Software update]]
 
* [[Software update]]
 
* [[Performance]] benchmarks and considerations
 
* [[Performance]] benchmarks and considerations
 
* [[Clustering]] for scalability
 
* [[Clustering]] for scalability
 
* System [[architecture]] and [[disk layout]]
 
* System [[architecture]] and [[disk layout]]
* [[IPv6]] supportI
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* [[IPv6]] support
 
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* Management
=== Management ===
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** [[End-user]] installation guide
* [[End-user]] installation guide
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** Custom [[reporting]] and statistics
* Custom [[reporting]] and statistics
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** Defining [[LDAP]] sources
* Defining [[LDAP]] sources
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** Installing [[PKI]] certificates
* Installing [[PKI]] certificates
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** The revision-managed [[configuration]]
* The revision-managed [[configuration]]
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** Performing [[recovery]] if something goes wrong
* Performing [[recovery]] if something goes wrong
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** Local [[users]] and [[console]] administration
* 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