R Rulesets( How to disable a mail to a user before scanning)

Mike Kercher mike at CAMAROSS.NET
Tue Jul 8 20:38:14 IST 2003

I still say this problem needs to be resolved first:

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553 5.3.5 www.dpi.state.wi.us. config error: mail loops back to me (MX
554 5.3.5 Local configuration error

On Redhat systems, adding www.dpi.state.wi.us to /etc/mail/local-host-names
and a restart of the MailScanner service should fix it.


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Of Kevin Spicer
Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2003 2:39 PM
Subject: Re: R Rulesets( How to disable a mail to a user before scanning)

On Tue, 2003-07-08 at 20:20, Remco Barendse wrote:

>For some reason mail sent to webmaster@ or postmaster@ never ever gets 
>deleted. It is marked as spam, but a spam action to delete it never 
>works it seems.

Maybe you have aliases for webmaster & postmaster (perhaps onto root) in
/etc/aliases.  Sendmail (IIRC) applies these aliases on receipt, so by the
time the message gets to MailScanner its envelope is
root at yourserver.yourdomain.com  (you'll still get webmaster in the

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