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<div style="font-size:162%; border:none; margin:0; padding:.1em; color:#000;">'''Halon''' SMTP software,</div>
 
<div style="font-size:162%; border:none; margin:0; padding:.1em; color:#000;">'''Halon''' SMTP software,</div>
<div style="top:+0.2em; font-size:95%;">the [[HSL|scriptable]] email platform for hosting providers.</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]'''
 
*  '''[https://halon.io/download/ Download]'''
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*  [http://docs.halon.se/hsl/ Scripting manual]
 
*  [https://halon.io/ Company website]
 
*  [https://halon.io/ Company website]
*  [http://docs.halon.se/hsl/ Scripting reference manual]
 
 
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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''.
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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>
  
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 x86-64 server/computer or as a virtual machine. Supplementary software is available on our [https://github.com/halonsecurity GitHub] page.  
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== Getting started ==
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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.  
  
== Notable articles ==
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* [[Getting started]] guide
[[Image:Fullstack.png |thumb|right|292px|Halon consolidates all the functionality needed in front of email servers]]
 
This informational website is arranged as a wiki. However, below are a list of the most requested articles for your convenience.
 
 
 
=== Getting started ===
 
* [[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
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* System [[architecture]] and [[disk layout]]
 
* System [[architecture]] and [[disk layout]]
 
* [[IPv6]] support
 
* [[IPv6]] support
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* Management
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** [[End-user]] installation guide
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** Custom [[reporting]] and statistics
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** Defining [[LDAP]] sources
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** Installing [[PKI]] certificates
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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]]
  
=== Management ===
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==References==
* [[End-user]] installation guide
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* Custom [[reporting]] and statistics
 
* Defining [[LDAP]] sources
 
* Installing [[PKI]] certificates
 
* The revision-managed [[configuration]]
 
* Performing [[recovery]] if something goes wrong
 
* Local [[users]] and [[console]] administration
 
 
 
=== Storage ===
 
* [[Architecture#Disk_layout|Disk layout]]
 
* [[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