Sending mail to /dev/null without scanning
Cameron B. Prince
cplists at princeservices.com
Sat Jan 28 00:20:58 GMT 2006
Thanks for your reply... This does not do what I need.
I don't want to send a bounce. I want the sender to have no idea that the
address isn't good.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info [mailto:mailscanner-
> bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of Ken A
> Sent: Friday, January 27, 2006 6:08 PM
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: Re: Sending mail to /dev/null without scanning
> Put entries in your access table instead.
> To:bob at mydomain.com RELAY
> To:tim at mydomain.com RELAY
> # Default Entry to Reject all others
> To:mydomain.com ERROR:5.1.1:550 User unknown
> That way sendmail will reject them for you and mailscanner will never
> see them. (don't forget to "makemap hash access < access")
> Cameron B. Prince wrote:
> > Hey guys,
> > I have been getting a lot of emails coming in with CC's to every-name-
> > to-man at mydomain.com. It bothered me that so many of my mail server's
> > resources and my internet connection were both being used to send
> > and that this could also be an attempt to determine valid addresses.
> > I did some research and came up with creating an alias like this:
> > garbage: /dev/null
> > Then in my virtusertable I have something like this:
> > bob at host.com bob
> > tim at host.com tim
> > @host.com garbage
> > It works, but now instead of bouncing, the messages are all scanned and
> > sent to /dev/null. I need to configure MailScanner so that it doesn't
> > these messages destined for oblivion.
> > Jan 27 17:41:00 p2 sendmail: k0RNeu33014975:
> > from=<MolliesfDuttonc at netzero.net>, size=1421, class=0, nrcpts=1,
> > msgid=<aristotelean.combustion at g42Ls1T6.23.com>, proto=SMTP, daemon=MTA,
> > relay=[126.96.36.199]
> > Jan 27 17:41:00 p2 MailScanner: New Batch: Scanning 1 messages,
> > bytes
> > Jan 27 17:41:01 p2 MailScanner: Virus and Content Scanning:
> > Jan 27 17:41:01 p2 MailScanner: Uninfected: Delivered 1 messages
> > Jan 27 17:41:01 p2 MailScanner: Logging message k0RNeu33014975 to
> > Jan 27 17:41:01 p2 MailScanner: k0RNeu33014975: Logged to
> > SQL
> > Jan 27 17:41:01 p2 sendmail: k0RNeu33014975: to=/dev/null,
> > ctladdr=<henderson at mydomain.com> (8/0), delay=00:00:03, xdelay=00:00:00,
> > mailer=*file*, pri=121421, dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent
> > I setup a ruleset like this in the scan.messages.rules file:
> > To: /dev/null no
> > FromOrTo: default yes
> > I have this in the .conf file
> > Scan Messages = %rules-dir%/scan.messages.rules
> > MailScanner continues to scan the mail even though the to line states "
> > to=/dev/null"
> > Can anyone tell me if this is possible and what I may be doing wrong?
> > Thanks,
> > Cameron
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