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Dragonslayr
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mxtoolbox action

Post by Dragonslayr » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:38 pm

Am trying to create an action for http://mxtoolbox.com/blacklists.aspx

Where you can input a domain name or ip.
So far, I've been unsuccessful.
Anyone here able to make it work??

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DaveG
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Re: mxtoolbox action

Post by DaveG » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:54 pm

If you do any search using the site you can then inspect the resulting URL to find out how if/how your request is dealt with in the URL.

For http://mxtoolbox.com/blacklists.aspx with example.com as the test:

http://mxtoolbox.com/SuperTool.aspx?action=blacklist%3aexample.com&run=toolpage

So, we see "example.com" in the middle there. What we want is to generalize this URL for Flagfox using the custom actions syntax:

http://mxtoolbox.com/SuperTool.aspx?action=blacklist%3a{domainName}&run=toolpage

This, unfortunately, doesn't work. Took me a bit to figure out what this site wants; it's the "%3a" part that's the issue. Unescaping that back to a colon gets things working. Here's two working actions, one for looking up by domain name and the other for looking up by IP:

MX Toolbox (domain)
http://mxtoolbox.com/SuperTool.aspx?action=blacklist:{domainName}&run=toolpage
MX Toolbox (IP)
http://mxtoolbox.com/SuperTool.aspx?action=blacklist:{IPaddress}&run=toolpage

You can select and copy the two actions above and paste them straight into the Flagfox options dialog (ctrl+v or use the drop down menu next to the add actions button), or you can just drag them into the options dialog. (or of course, just paste them into a new action one at a time)

Took a little extra step this time because the site is doing something unusual. ;)

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