webmaster & postmaster mails?

Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Wed May 14 10:11:49 IST 2003

At 07:46 14/05/2003, you wrote:
>Is there anything in MailScanner that 'protects' mail to webmaster@ and
>postmaster@ ??


>  The linux box isn't storing any mail, it's simply
>forwarding it to an Exchange server.
>I have put any mails to these two addresses in the blacklist for
>immediate deletion but mail still gets delivered.
>The header does mention that the address is blacklisted (as it should),
>which is ok. The mail does not reach the Exchange server (because it is
>blacklisted???), this is ok too but.... mails pop up being delivered to
>the local postmaster on the linux box.
>The latter shouldn't happen as I have specified that mail for those
>addresses should be deleted.

How have you implemented this?

>Is this a bug or feature? :)

Probably a feature :)

>I know that normally you wouldn't want to send mail to webmaster or
>postmaster to /dev/null but I have never received even one legitimate
>e-mail on those addresses in 8 years!

Julian Field
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