Greylist backup

OS type and version Rocky Linux 9.4
Webmin version 2.111
Usermin version 2.010
Virtualmin version 7.10.0 Pro
Theme version 21.10
Package updates All installed packages are up to date

I just testing virtualmin restore and I see greylist whitelist of smtp servers I’ve added of the years doesn’t get backed up. Is there any automated way I can back that up or get it added the the virtualmin backup.

Who maintains the smtp list as well?

Virtualmin → Email Settings → Email Greylisting → Whitelisted clients



  • This initial list is very dated, maybe it should just be emptied
  • this list looks like it is the package default, but I could be wrong, as you point out some clarification might be useful

Virtualmin → Email Settings → Email Greylisting → Whitelisted recipients

should postmaster and abuse be in here by default, possibly not as the same delivery rules should apply to these well known system accounts.

The greylisting was on my list to post my thoughts when I get back to my server project.


this is related just incase the devs decide an update here is required, I would like to see a few upgrades to the Greylisiting

  • a way to back these lists up (i.e. in the system backup)
  • a webmin module so we can alter the configs directly
  • on/off/global per domain
  • have this as a monitor on the dashboard

Don’t think per domain will work as the greylist milter is either on or off but there may some config settings for the greylist milter that no one bothers with. Why would you want to restrict the greylist milter by domain anyway?

milter is only used for mail sending/receiving limiting in Virtualmin, Postgrey is used for the greylisting (not 100% sure though).

Not all clients will want greylisting as it has consequences, i.e. non-instant email delivery.

How is the This may help set up ?

before this goes off-topic :smile: