How do I whitelist mail from internal processes?

Julian Field MailScanner at
Mon Feb 6 08:57:21 GMT 2006


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On 5 Feb 2006, at 21:38, MailScanner discussion wrote:

> Rather than flooding the list with noise I thought I'd thank you
> privately so:
> Thank You!
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> other
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> Alex Pimperton
> Julian Field wrote:
>> Alex Pimperton wrote:
>>> I went to whitelist external IP but after checking the
>>> headers I realised there's no IP address I can whitelist as the  
>>> headers
>>> are misssing the "Received: from" part.
>>> My headers look like:
>>> Delivered-To: root at
>>> Received: by (Postfix, from userid 0)
>>>     id CB681581D5; Sun,  5 Feb 2006 00:31:25 +0000 (GMT)
>>> To: root at
>>> How can I whitelist email that comes from internal processes
>>> (LogWatch,Cron etc) without having to whitelist all email that  
>>> arrives
>>> for root?
>> Don't worry, MailScanner doesn't use the headers, it gets the IP from
>> the envelope, and puts in if there isn't one. So if the MTA
>> is invoked locally, the ip address will be
>> MailScanner will take pretty much any form of netword address you can
>> come up with, so
>> From:   no
>> FromOrTo: default   yes
>> should work just fine.
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