FW: postmaster ruleset - 4.00a10-1

Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Tue Oct 8 22:17:33 IST 2002

At 22:03 08/10/2002, you wrote:
>Got this while trying to use a postmaster ruleset in 4.00a10-1.

Does the file /opt/rules/postmaster.rule exist?

As the value of this option can be almost anything (a local postmaster
address may not even have an "@" sign in it), it detects the fact that you
have selected a ruleset if
         a) the value begins with a "/" character,
and     b) the value corresponds to a filename that exists on your system.

Without using tests like this, I would have to double the number of
configuration options, just so that you can say whether each option is a
value or the filename of a ruleset. I don't think anyone wants that :-)

Are you sure you didn't mean

>-----Original Message-----
>The original message was received at Tue, 8 Oct 2002 15:06:49 -0500
>from root at localhost
>    ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
>    ----- Transcript of session follows -----
>553 5.1.7 /opt/rules/postmaster.rule... Invalid sender address
>550 5.7.1 /opt/rules/postmaster.rule... Cannot mail directly to files

Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at ecs.soton.ac.uk         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
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