Ignore outbound mail

G. Armour Van Horn vanhorn at WHIDBEY.COM
Thu Dec 18 08:50:50 GMT 2003

Bravo! Thank you so much.

I have a script that takes a text file for the mail and a text file of
e-mail addresses and merges them to Sendmail. Actually, there are two,
one for HTML subscribers and one for text subscribers. I launch them
both at once, the text version doesn't take all that long because it is
a smaller file and there are fewer subscribers.

The last time I sent the mailing out in the normal mode it took 3:55
(h:mm) to run, after making your suggested changes it dropped to 0:47.
Load average dropped from around 10 to consistently under 4.


Julian Field wrote:

> At 09:12 15/12/2003, you wrote:
>> I know I've asked this in the distant past, at which point I don't think
>> it was possible. However, I'd still very much like to have MailScanner
>> completely ignore mail generated on localhost. The machine doesn't
>> accept mail from users, but I do have a large daily mailing that goes
>> out every night, and the mailing takes far too long and causes MS/SA to
>> use far too many resources.
>> I was planning on moving all mail clients off to another machine so I
>> could run without MS on this server, but it just isn't practical. So I'd
>> like to revisit this if I may.
>> Van
>> Currently running MailScanner 4.23-11, but I suppose I could upgrade
>> easily enough if that would help.
> Yet another ruleset application.
> In MailScanner.conf set this:
> Virus Scanning = /etc/MailScanner/rules/not.localhost.rules
> Spam Checks = /etc/MailScanner/rules/not.localhost.rules
> and then in /etc/MailScanner/rules/not.localhost.rules put this:
> From:       no
> From:     no
> FromOrTo:       default         yes
> (where the IP address of the server is
> Simple as that.
> We should start collecting these together into a lovely great library of
> example ruleset applications. Another job for a part-time FAQ
> maintainer/author perhaps? Any offers? It would really help and
> requires no
> great programming knowledge or anything like that.
> Thanks folks!
> --
> Julian Field
> www.MailScanner.info
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> PGP footprint: EE81 D763 3DB0 0BFD E1DC 7222 11F6 5947 1415 B654
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