mailscanner as a front-end, help!

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at
Mon Aug 27 15:05:25 IST 2007

On 27/08/07, Jeff A. Earickson <jaearick at> wrote:
> Gang,
> I slid my legacy MailScanner system back in front of my email
> appliance this morning to block spam.  I've got a problem with
> non-existent/dictionary attack addresses now.  They get sent
> on to the appliance, who doesn't know the address, thence back
> to the front-end, unroutable -- mail loop, too many hops.
> I need MailScanner/sendmail to kill non-existent addresses up
> front.  I found milter-ahead (costs euros).  Any other ideas?
> Virtusertables, like
> My setup: sendmail 8.14.1, MailScanner 4.62.9, SA and the other
> anti-spam additions.  sendmail running as "define(`MAIL_HUB'"
> setting to pass all (non-spam) email on to the appliance for
> local delivery.
> Jeff Earickson
> Colby College
smf-sav can do this, I gather... But depending on how tyhings are set,
it might not help (if the appliance doesn't correctly reject the
non-existant recipients...).

-- Glenn
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