The setup_greylist_db Script

Valid for versions 82 through the latest version



Last modified: May 13, 2020


The /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/setup_greylist_db script sets up the SQLite database for the cPanel Greylisting service. This script also allows you to add the IP address ranges for common email services.

Run the script

To run this script on the command line, use the following format:

/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/setup_greylist_db [options]


Use the following options with this script:

Options Description Example
--init Initialize the database with the basic data structure. /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/ --init
--reset Force the database to reset.
This option attempts to preserve the Trusted Hosts list if the server has the Greylisting service enabled.
/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/ --reset
--trust Add the IP address ranges for the specified email service. Specify this option more than once to trust multiple hosts at the same time. This script recognizes the following common email services:
  • aol
  • apple
  • comcast
  • cpanel
  • google
  • hotmail
  • microsoft
  • outlook
  • roadrunner
  • verizon
  • yahoo
/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/ --trust aol

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