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What Is IP Filtering?

IP Filtering is a great way to limit access to your site for specific groups of IP addresses. For example, if you had a malicious user attacking your site, you could add a filter to prevent all access to your site from a single IP address or a block of IP addresses. Alternatively, if you are still developing your site, you could allow access to only your IP address so that only you can see your site while you are finishing it (Figure 1).


(Figure 1: IP Filtering Example Screen)

To Create a New Rule:

  1. Click on the Add button.
  2. The IP Filtering window will open (Figure 2).
  3. Enter the IP address or IP address block that you want to apply this rule to.
  4. Choose the services you would like to allow for this IP range by checking the boxes (  ).
  5. Click the Finish button.

(Figure 2: IP Filtering Add/Edit Rule Example Screen)

To Block Access to Everyone:

  • IP Range: *
  • Uncheck: HTTP, FTP, POP, SMTP, and Other

To Block Access to Send E-mail Through Your Account:

  • IP Range: *
  • Uncheck: SMTP

To Allow Access to Send E-mail Through Your Account From Your ISP (Sample IPs):

  • IP Range: 12.255.15.*
  • Uncheck: FTP, POP, Other

Be careful with the restrictions that you place on your website because you may inadvertently prevent access to your site for yourself.



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