Problem with Sendmail smf-sav Milter

Brendan Pirie bpirie at
Thu Apr 3 13:25:19 IST 2008

Johnny Stork wrote:
> I recently installed the sendmail  smf-sav mitler to do sender and 
> recipient address verification on my MailScanner gateway running the 
> latest release on Centos5. However, the recipient checks dont appear to 
> be working since I still get all the spam coming in to non-existent 
> addresses. I beleive I know where the problem might be. The MailScanner 
> gateway accepts mail for the domain, but after processing 
> simply forwards to an internal Scalix server through a sendmail 
> mailertable entry. For instance, the email address below, or username, 
> does not exist on the MailScanner gateway running smf-sav. Nor does that 
> email address or account exist on the internal Scalix server, but the 
> message passed recpient verification.
> recipient check succeeded: <bonny.german at>
> Would I need to setup checks through ldap or something to have the 
> smf-sav milter. I know I should be checking the smf-sav forums and so 
> will also check there.
> Thanks


I'm using smf-sav milter with sendmail 8.13.8 and it works wonderfully, 
without the use of ldap anywhere.  My MailStore is running sendmail 
8.12.11 (soon to be upgraded).  smf-sav uses call-ahead to verify 
addresses, so ldap isn't necessary, and it should work with any RFC 
compliant MTA.  If you can post your configs for sendmail and smf-sav 
I/we can take a look.  I do recall running into an issue where the 
documentation on adding smf-sav milter to was outdated for 
recent sendmail versions.


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