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Using Barracuda Spam Firewall for resellers

This article describes how to enable and configure Barracuda Spam Firewall for resellers. As a reseller, you can provide Barracuda Spam Firewall protection to your customers to help reduce the amount of spam they receive.

Barracuda Spam Firewall includes a WebHost Manager plugin that makes it easy for resellers to enable spam protection for customer accounts.

From a customer perspective, the user interface for Barracuda Spam Firewall is exactly the same as for regular shared hosting accounts. For information about how to use Barracuda Spam Firewall as an end user, please see this article. (As a reseller, you may prefer to copy the text from the article and provide it to your customers without any A2 Hosting branding.)

Enabling and disabling Barracuda Spam Firewall for customer accounts

To enable or disable Barracuda Spam Firewall for a customer account, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to WebHost Manager.
  2. On the WebHost Manager home screen, click Plugins, and then click Barracuda Spam Filter:

    WHM - Barracuda Spam Filter

    Alternatively, type barracuda in the search box, and then click Barracuda Spam Filter.

    The Barracuda Spam Filter page appears:

    WHM - Barracuda Spam Filter page

  3. Do one of the following actions:

    • To enable Barracuda for an account, in the Account Status column, click the WHM - Barracuda Spam Filter - Pencil icon icon, and then click Disabled. The icon displays Enabled. When the account status is set to enabled, customers can use cPanel to configure Barracuda Spam Firewall for their domains.
      You can override a customer's cPanel settings at any time in the Domains Protection column. For example, if a domain is enabled, you can click it to disable it. Similarly, if a domain is disabled, you can click it to enable it.
    • To disable Barracuda for an account, in the Account Status column, click the WHM - Barracuda Spam Filter - Pencil icon icon, and then click Enabled. The icon displays Disabled. When the account status is set to disabled, customers cannot use cPanel to configure Barracuda Spam Firewall for their domains.

Allocating domains for customer accounts

As a reseller, you can specify the number of domains customers can protect with Barracuda Spam Firewall. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to WebHost Manager.
  2. On the WebHost Manager home screen, click Plugins, and then click Barracuda Spam Filter:

    WHM - Barracuda Spam Filter

    Alternatively, type barracuda in the search box, and then click Barracuda Spam Filter.

    The Barracuda Spam Filter page appears:

    WHM - Barracuda Spam Filter page

  3. When you first enable Barracuda for a customer account, it defaults to a limit of one total domain allowed, as shown in the Protected Domains Used/Limit column. If a customer wants to protect more domains (such as addon domains), you can change the domain limit for the account. To do this, follow these steps:

    • In the Protected Domains Used/Limit column, click the WHM - Barracuda Spam Filter - Pencil icon icon.
    • Type the new limit.
    • Click the green WebHost Manager - Barracuda - Green checkmark icon icon.
      If you manually enable a customer domain in the Domains Protection column, the Protected Domains Used/Limit value automatically increases by one. However, if you manually disable a customer domain in the Domains Protection column, the Protected Domains Used/Limit value remains the same (in other words, it does not automatically decrease the domain limit).

More Information

For more information about Barracuda Spam Firewall, please visit https://www.barracuda.com/products/spamfirewall.