Fetchmail and MailScanner question

Lush, Richard Richard.Lush at HP.COM
Fri Nov 8 11:53:16 GMT 2002

Thanks Roland, I guessed that might have been the answer but am pretty
new to fetchmail and mailscanner.

-----Original Message-----
From: Roland Ehle [mailto:novirus at CARLO65.DE] 
Sent: 08 November 2002 11:41
Subject: Re: Fetchmail and MailScanner question

Hi Richard,

Am Fre, 2002-11-08 um 10.33 schrieb Lush, Richard:
> Hi All,
> I'm using fetchmail to collect emails from my ISPs and then 
> MailScanner to scan them and send them on to my exchange server.  The 
> question I have is on the IP headers.
> You can see here the information I am getting on the spam messages.  
> I'm getting and in brackets the real domain name of the 
> sender.

afaik there is no solution for this. When you use fetchmail, the sender
is always localhost. Eplanation: fetchmail picks up the mail and sends
it via smtp to the local recipient. But, concerning Dave Whiles MRTG
script, I have a proposal: in my eyes it seems to be better to have the
senders address instead of the sending SMTP-Server in the log and
access-list. I have customers, who forward their mails from their
free-mail accounts, such as yahoo, web.de, gmx, to their accounts on my
server. When I first used the script I had suddenly yahoo Mailservers on
my access list.


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