steve.swaney at FSL.COM
Tue Feb 24 22:27:31 GMT 2004
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On
> Behalf Of Robin, Rob
> Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 4:49 PM
> To: MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK
> Subject: Multiple Recipients
> Hello all,
> From MailScannner.conf,
> # When trying to work out the value of configuration parameters which are
> # using a ruleset, this controls the behaviour when a rule is checking the
> # "To:" addresses.
> # If this option is set to "yes", then the following happens when checking
> # the ruleset:
> # a) 1 recipient. Same behaviour as normal.
> # b) Several recipients, but all in the same domain (domain.com for
> # The rules are checked for one that matches the string
> # c) Several recipients, not all in the same domain.
> # The rules are checked for one that matches the string "*@*".
> # If this option is set to "no", then some rules will use the result they
> # get from the first matching rule for any of the recipients of a message,
> # so the exact value cannot be predicted for messages with more than 1
> # recipient.
> # This value *cannot* be the filename of a ruleset.
> So, my interpretation on this is that when there are multiple
> recipients (w/ different policy), you can't really create a true per-user
> basis preference. Are there any ways I can make it so that we can create a
> true per user preference in the 'multiple recipient' case ?
Only with sendmail. Sendmail appears to be the only MTA that can convert
messages to multiple recipients up into individual messages to each
recipient before dropping in mqueue.in. MailScanner can then apply
individual preferences to each message.
We're using this technique on our own scanners. Note that it does add a bit
of load as the result of processing many more messages.
I've put this in the FAQ twice but now I can't find it there. I'll dig
around and see if I can find the instructions. This may take a while as
we're pretty busy right now.
Fortress Systems Ltd.
steve at fsl.com
> Rob Robin
> Network Analyst
> Green Apple, Inc.
> rrobin at greenapple.com
> Internet access, hosting and development solutions since 1995.
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