Cry for help.

Scott Adkins adkinss at OHIO.EDU
Mon Jan 13 14:11:31 GMT 2003

Incidentally, I actually added another address to our /etc/mail/access
files as well... It appears that a lot of outbound mail was getting
created (bounced emails) that were trying to go back to the "originating"
site (which I am not even sure exists).  As a consequence, the mail
queues were backing up, since the connections to remote host were being
refused :-)  Anyways, I put it in the access database and then removed
all the emails from the mail queue, since they weren't doing us any good.

This is what I have in our access database:

  big at                DISCARD     DISCARD


--On Monday, January 13, 2003 4:40 PM +0530 S Mohan <smohan at VSNL.COM> wrote:

> Give this address in the /etc/access file for discard as under.
> < content of /etc/access>
># Check the /usr/doc/sendmail-8.11.0/ file for a description
># of the format of this file. (search for access_db in that file)
># The /usr/doc/sendmail-8.11.0/ is part of the sendmail-doc
># package.
># by default we allow relaying from localhost...
> localhost.localdomain           RELAY
> localhost                               RELAY
>                               RELAY
> offers@                         REJECT
> big at                    DISCARD
> < end of content /etc/access>
> Mohan
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK]On
> Behalf Of John B. Hanks
> Sent: 11 January 2003 06:20
> Subject: Cry for help.
> We are getting pounded by a (new?) virus that always sends from
> big at Can someone tell me a quick and dirty way to start dropping
> all mail from this address? McAfee is not detecting it and I have added a
> block for .pif attachments, but would prefer to drop the mails altogether.

      Scott W. Adkins      
   UNIX Systems Engineer                  mailto:adkinss at
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