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Technical Requirements

BOTH access methods (direct query and rsync) require that your spam filtering hardware or software is using your own locally-hosted DNS server to provide answers to queries.

RARE EXCEPTIONS: Some VERY rare anti-spam systems (typically custom programmed) bypass the DNS server altogether for DNSBL lookups. Likewise, for direct queries, Kerio Connect can use ivmSIP and ivmSIP/24 directly without a DNS server.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR DIRECT QUERIES:

For direct queries, your locally-hosted DNS server MUST do one of the following:
either...
(1) Your locally-hosted DNS server must be set up as an industry-standard caching DNS server that gets its answers by using root hints, then queries authoritative servers directly. This is how most DNS servers are setup after their installation, unless/until someone goes out of their way to change that by instead forwarding all queries to specific 3rd party DNS servers.
or...
(2) Or, alternatively, you will need to set up a conditional forwarder which forces your DNS server to get its answers for DNSBL queries to invaluement directly from a particular designated server (with no “middle man” dns server involved!). We provide instructions for that when needed, upon request. (If applicable, please ask about that in your trial request e-mail)

WARNING: If you sign up for a free trial, and then attempt to access the data via direct queries, but your queries come to our system from your ISP’s or hoster’s or Google’s or OpenDNS’s DNS servers... then you either didn’t read the instructions above, or didn’t understand them. PLEASE make sure that you have read and understood the instructions above BEFORE you click “continue”.


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How This Form Works

This sign-up form generates a text request for a free trial. Then, at the END of this process, you MUST copy and paste that text into a new e-mail, addressed to a particular e-mail address (provided later on this page). Next, your trial request will be inspected and, most likely, approved. Then setup instructions will be sent to you in a reply email and your free trial access to our data will have started. If you do not copy and paste that trial-request text into an e-mail and then send that e-mail, then your time on this page is a complete waste of time. Nothing generated on this page gets sent to us automatically outside you manually sending that e-mail, at the completion of this form.

Also, if you close or click away from this form, then come back to it later, you will probably lose all past data entry. (But since this ONLY takes a few minutes to complete... why not just finish it NOW?)

Please click “continue” when you understand this and are willing/able to send that e-mail to us at the end of this process.


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Choose which type of access:

Choose direct query access (w/7-day trial):
if protecting LESS than 5,000 mailboxes, and you don’t want to pay extra for rsync access (see below)

Choose rsync access (w/7-day trial):
if protecting MORE than 5,000 mailboxes,
-OR-
if protecting LESS than 5,000 mailboxes, but you desire to have rsync access and are willing/able to pay the $324/year minimum for rsync access (should you decide to subscribe at the end of your trial)
-OR-
if you are a vendor of distributed anti-spam software or hardware solutions (distributed to OTHER systems/networks, NOT servers on your own network).


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    Declare your usage level:

    Your free trial does NOT commit you to paying for anything. No money is required up front for the free trial. You only pay should you choose to subscribe at the end of the free trial. But you are required to declare your usage level in the trial request:

    • • 5K+ mailboxes means you need rsync access and didn’t fill out this form correctly. Click here to restart!
    • • The yearly price reflects a 10% discount.
    • • The quarterly payment method can ONLY be paid via an auto-renewing PayPal-based subscription.
    • • But yearly payments can be paid with a variety of payment methods.

    $15/month
    payable as $45/quarter -OR- $162/year

    $20/month
    payable as $60/quarter -OR- $216/year

    $25/month
    payable as $75/quarter -OR- $270/year

    NOTICE: With rare exception, we do NOT generally allow for our data to be purchased for “a la carte” usage where you might use it for only a subset of your protected mailboxes. If you desire such treatment, please make sure you explain this situation carefully and fully, with full disclosure of ALL of your numbers, so that we can make an informed decision about your licensing request. You will have an opportunity to explain that later in this process. However, generally such trials and subscriptions which state “but we are only using it for THESE mailboxes” are rejected.

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    Which describes your situation?

    Choose "HOSTED" if you are an ISP, or a hosted e-mail provider (a "hosting provider"), or an MX Gateway spam filtering provider... or if you are simply an organization hosting your OWN e-mail.

    Choose "DISTRIBUTED" if you distribute anti-spam hardware or software that is hosted on other organizations’ networks or servers.

    Choose "BOTH" if BOTH apply.

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    Choose Your Number of Mailboxes:

    NOTICE: With rare exception, we do NOT generally allow for our data to be purchased for “a la carte” usage where you might use it for only a subset of your protected mailboxes. If you desire such treatment, please make sure you explain this situation carefully and fully, with full disclosure of ALL of your numbers, so that we can make an informed decision about your licensing request. You will have an opportunity to explain that later in this process. However, generally such trials and subscriptions which state “but we are only using it for THESE mailboxes” are rejected.

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    Usage Level?

    Pricing for distributed anti-spam software/hardware providers (or BOTH locally-hosted and distributed-solutions providers) can get complex. For this reason, please tell us an accurate estimation of your usage level by providing estimates of the following, whichever are known:
    (a) number of mailboxes protected (separate locally-hosted from distributed solutions)
    (b) number of domains protected (separate locally-hosted from distributed solutions)
    (c) number of actively licensed distributed hardware appliances (# of actual appliances) and/or software installations

    NOTICE: With rare exception, we do NOT generally allow for our data to be purchased for “a la carte” usage where you might use it for only a subset of your protected mailboxes. If you desire such treatment, please make sure you explain this situation carefully and fully, with full disclosure of ALL of your numbers, so that we can make an informed decision about your licensing request. However, generally such trials and subscriptions which state “but we are only using it for THESE mailboxes” are rejected.

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    QUESTION: You selected Direct Query access. You may be wondering, “Since Direct Query access is less expensive, is that due to being inferior?”

    ANSWER: Both access methods have an identical ability to block spam. The effectiveness of each in blocking spam and avoiding FPs... is identical! RSYNC simply scales better to 10s of thousands, or millions, of users. At your usage level, that extra speed (we are talking about LESS than two tenths of one second here!) shouldn’t provide any kind of strategic advantage. At the same time, the direct query access method has the HUGE advantage of a MUCH faster and MUCH easier setup compared to rsyncing rbldnsd-formatted files. The rsync/rbldnsd method can take hours to set up, and requires customization of your local caching DNS server. In contrast, the direct query method often takes only a few minutes to be up and running.

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IP Permissions

What IP addresses, IP subnets, or IP ranges... should be granted permission for your access the lists.
if RSYNC ACCESS: Enter YOUR public IPs from which your rsync requests originate.
if DIRECT QUERIES: Enter YOUR public IPs from which your DNS queries from your locally-hosted DNS server originate.

WARNING: We are NOT asking for your MX records (or their IPs). The public IP(s) that your e-mail traffic goes to, and comes from... are NOT necessarily the same IPs from which your DNS server traffic (or rsync traffic) travels . They MIGHT be the same, but don’t assume that! The question above asks about where your “DNS queries (or RSYNCs) ...originate”... nothing in there asks for your MX record IPs (a.k.a. your mail server IPs). If you were about to put your mail server IPs in the box below, and you are not sure that these are the actual public IPs from which your DNS queries (or rsync requests) are sent, then you need to re-read step 1.

(Again, entering the entire range or subnet encompassing your actual currently used IP is encouraged, so as to cover all possiblities.)


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Are you involved in the operation of another DNSBL or anti-spam tool? If so, please describe. If not, type “no”:

We are NOT asking about which tools you use as an end user. We are asking about which ones you help run or manage (etc). (hint: most should answer “no”)


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(OPTIONAL) How did you hear about the invaluement lists?


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(OPTIONAL) What spam filtering and/or mail server hardware/software are you using?

The main reason for this question is to custom target the instructions we send. That often facilitates an easier and faster setup experience! Likewise, if you desire Spam Assassin rules, please include in your answer that you use SA, and desire SA rules!. The OTHER reason we ask this is because, if you happen to be using an anti-spam system that ALREADY licenses invaluement, but find that your DIRECT access of our data STILL helps your spam filtering (this actually happens sometimes!), then that situation may entitle you to a large discount in your price. But, without asking, you may not even know (or couldn’t possibly even know?) for sure if your existing solution already licenses invaluement, and we cannot know that if you skip this question. Therefore, you lose that possible discount if we do not have this information.


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What is your primary domain name?


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Contact Info

Anonymous access to our data is NEVER allowed. Otherwise, spammers and cyber criminals would often request free trials. Therefore, please input your contact information, such as business name, website address, phone number, email address, and address. Please also include YOUR name (and the names and e-mail addresses of others who are involved in this process).


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SEND TO:

(1) click in the box below and it should “select all“ automatically, (2) copy the text (right click, choose 'copy') (3) paste it into an email, addressed to , (4) make the subject line “invaluement.com Free Trial” (5) Verify and adjust/customize the text as needed, especially if this generated text didn't accurately or fully describe your situation. (6) Hit the “send” button in your e-mail program!