webmaster & postmaster mails?

Remco Barendse mailscanner at BARENDSE.TO
Wed May 14 12:26:59 IST 2003


This is in my MailScanner.conf (albeit in a rule file)

Is Definitely Spam =
To:             webmaster at xxx.com              yes

Spam Actions =
To:             webmaster at xxx.com              delete

This works for e-mail to any e-mail address, (i have 30 entries or so)
except for postmaster and webmaster.

I have made sure that the default action line is the last line.

On Wed, 14 May 2003, Julian Field wrote:

> At 07:46 14/05/2003, you wrote:
> >Is there anything in MailScanner that 'protects' mail to webmaster@ and
> >postmaster@ ??
> No.
> >  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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