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MagicSpam has been removed from the App Marketplace and can no longer be deployed. This guide has been retained for reference only. For information on how to configure MagicSpam, see our Using MagicSpam to Secure your Email Server guide.

MagicSpam is a powerful anti-spam and email security solution for Linux systems. It integrates directly with popular control panels, such as cPanel and Plesk. It’s primary function is to stop inbound spam from entering your server right at the SMTP layer, which lowers bandwidth and overhead. It also secure mailboxes on your server from being compromised and used to send outbound spam.

MagicSpam installs directly onto an email server without any need to change A/MX records to protect unlimited users and domains. MagicSpam also integrates natively into many control panel interfaces and comes equipped with log and statistic modules to help with the management of an email server.

MagicSpam, cPanel, and Plesk all require a valid license. You can view and purchase licenses individually from each of their respective stores. Licenses are not available directly through Linode.

Email restrictions on the Linode Platform
In an effort to fight spam originating from our platform, outbound connections on ports 25, 465, and 587 are blocked by default on Compute Instances for some new accounts. These restrictions prevent applications from sending email. If you intend to send email from a Compute Instance, review the Send Email on the Linode Platform guide to learn more about our email policies and to request the removal of these restrictions.

If you want to deploy MagicSpam onto an existing Linode Compute Instance, do not follow this guide. Instead, install MagicSpam by following one of the below guides:

Deploying a Marketplace App

The Linode Marketplace allows you to easily deploy software on a Compute Instance using the Cloud Manager. See Get Started with Marketplace Apps for complete steps.

  1. Log in to the Cloud Manager and select the Marketplace link from the left navigation menu. This displays the Linode Create page with the Marketplace tab pre-selected.

  2. Under the Select App section, select the app you would like to deploy.

  3. Complete the form by following the steps and advice within the Creating a Compute Instance guide. Depending on the Marketplace App you selected, there may be additional configuration options available. See the Configuration Options section below for compatible distributions, recommended plans, and any additional configuration options available for this Marketplace App.

  4. Click the Create Linode button. Once the Compute Instance has been provisioned and has fully powered on, wait for the software installation to complete. If the instance is powered off or restarted before this time, the software installation will likely fail.

To verify that the app has been fully installed, see Get Started with Marketplace Apps > Verify Installation. Once installed, follow the instructions within the Getting Started After Deployment section to access the application and start using it.

Estimated deployment time: MagicSpam should be fully installed within 10-15 minutes after the Compute Instance has finished provisioning.

Configuration Options

  • Supported distributions: CentOS 7
  • Recommended minimum plan: All plan types and sizes can be used.

MagicSpam Options

  • Control Panel (required): The Control Panel to deploy alongside MagicSpam.
  • MagicSpam License Key (required): Your MagicSpam license key to for the selected Control Panel.
  • Hostname (required): Enter a hostname for your new instance. See Configure a Custom Hostname for examples.

Getting Started after Deployment

After both the Control Panel and MagicSpam has finished installing, you will be able to access MagicSpam through the control panel interface.


  1. Log into the WHM interface according to the cPanel Guide.

  2. Navigate to the MagicSpam Interface.

    WHM Interface >> Plugins >> MagicSpam
  3. Register your MagicSpam license key.

  4. Set the administrator email address.


  1. Log into the Plesk interface according to the Plesk Guide.

  2. Navigate to the MagicSpam Interface.

    Plesk Interface >> Tools & Settings >> Additional Services >> MagicSpam
  3. Register your MagicSpam license key.

  4. Set the administrator email address.

Next Steps

For more on MagicSpam, check out the following resources:

Currently, Linode does not manage software and systems updates for Marketplace Apps. It is up to the user to perform routine maintenance on software deployed in this fashion.

More Information

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