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SpamScan Plugin for cPanel/WHM
Posted by Jeff B on 28 June 2013 02:43 PM
What is the SpamScan cPanel/WHM Plugin?

SpamScan analyzes the IP addresses used by your mail server to send out email messages, and checks them against 18 major DNS Relay Blackhole Lists or “RBLs”. If your server is listed on an RBL list you may experience issues with emails becoming blocked, returned, or delayed.

How Much is SpamScan?

SpamScan is $4.00/month or FREE with a new, active, and currently paid cPanel license from BuycPanel.com!

Server Requirements

Server side:

  • Ioncube & CURL for cPanel’s internal PHP (Install through WHM and EasyApache!)
  • Perl module Net::DNS required. To install it just run /scripts/perlinstaller Net::DNS
  • wget
  • PHP
    • Latest:
      • PHP: 7.2+
    • Legacy:
      • PHP 5.3+ OR
      • PHP 5.2

Client side:

  • All of the most recent versions of Firefox, Safari, Chrome and IE9+

We are pleased to announce a new version of our cPanel Addon, SpamScan (v4.1.4)! This new version addresses issues regarding RBL websites showing IP’s on RBL blacklists. 

We would be happy to install the addon for you! If you would like for us to install this addon, please navigate to Installation Request and submit an installation request through our secure forms. 

If you would like to install yourself proceed to the following guide: Installation Guide

Installation/Upgrade Instructions

Step 1: To download the new version click here: SpamScan_v4.1.4 or

Run wget in the instructions below to download directly to your server.

Step 2: Upload file to the server (any folder)


wget -c https://www.buycpanel.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SpamScan_v4.1.4.tar.gz

Step 3: tar xvfz SpamScan_v4.1.4.tar.gz

Step 4: cd SpamScan_v4.1.4

Fresh Installation?
Step 5a:

Make sure to enter the license key you received from BuycPanel.com to activate the product.

Upgrading from a previous version?
Step 5b:
(Upgrade file is only present in v4.1.4+)

Wait 60 seconds for the install to complete.
That’s it! SpamScan is now installed in WHM!
NOTE: Wait for at least 48 hours to see you cPanel/WHM usage statistical reports. SpamScan is automatically added to your server’s Cron.
To access SpamScan check the plugins section of your WHM by logging into WHM then clicking PLUGINS in the “HOME” WHM screen, then SpamScan.

Uninstallation Instructions:
cd SpamScan_v*
run ./uninstall.sh

General Usage:

Overview – Inside the SpamScan WHM plugin, this tab allows you to see a general overview of the RBL (mail blocking list) status for each of the IP addresses registered on your server.  Click on the IP address to view RBL server details.

Settings – Inside the SpamScan WHM plugin, this tab allows you to specify whether or not a specific IP address is scanned by the RBL scanner.  It also allows you to choose whether or not to display RBL IP address status to your customers within their individual cPanels or not.   Sometimes hosting customers would like to show their customers their servers are “spam free” and not listed on an RBLs.

License – Inside the SpamScan WHM plugin, this tab allows you to change your SpamScan license key.

Download Instructions

Download the file below.  Please note, the one file below includes installation files for both PHP 5.3+ and PHP 5.2.

PHP: 7.2
PHP: 5.3+ OR PHP: 5.2