spam handling rules with +detail email addresses?
ka at PACIFIC.NET
Wed Feb 18 16:52:48 GMT 2004
Julian Field wrote:
> At 01:04 18/02/2004, you wrote:
>> How does MailScanner/SA handle incoming email addressed to
>> user+detail at domain.com in rules?
>> Sendmail will strip everything after/including the + sign, and deliver
>> to the 'user', but rules in MailScanner for both user+detail at domain.com
>> AND user at domain.com seem to be bypassed when using this syntax in an
>> I've only tested with rules/spam.actions.rules like this:
>> To: user+detail at domain.com store notify
>> To: user at domain.com store notify
>> Both are bypassed and mail gets the default action applied to it if it's
>> addressed to user+detail at domain.com
> But what is the envelope recipient address in this case? user or
user+detail at domain.com is the envelope recipient reported in the
sendmail log. The entry below doesn't seem to work. The message gets the
default rule applied instead of the 'store notify' rule.
To: user+detail at domain.com store notify
I tried both the suggestions below, and they do properly apply the
action "store notify", but for some reason, sendmail then tries to
deliver the message back to 127.0.0.1 instead of the mail hub!
This creates a problem with the same message being scanned, then
redelivered to the incoming sendmail and looping. Other 'store notify'
rules that are defined for normal email addresses work fine.
We forward mail from the MailScanner box to the mailhub using the
virtusertable feature. No other rule or config issue has broken this
before, so I'm not sure what's happening. I'll turn up logging in
sendmail and see if it will tell me what it's doing with this mail.
Any ideas what is going on?
> You could do it with
> To: user at domain.com store notify
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org store notify
> To: /user(\+.*)?\@domain\.com/ store notify
> Julian Field
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