Problem with Sendmail smf-sav Milter

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at
Thu Apr 3 14:30:59 IST 2008

On 03/04/2008, Brendan Pirie <bpirie at> wrote:
> 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
> >
>  Johnny,
>  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 milter to was outdated for recent sendmail versions.
>  Brendan
Might be it... Or the Scalix box might be misconfigured, accepting
anything... You know ... "It's important we get all mails, even the
typo'd ones, so we setup a catchall mailbox"... Or similar
Johnny, use telnet (from your MailScanner box) to verify that the
Scalix box does the right thing (look in the MS wiki for how to do
this... Somewhere like

-- Glenn
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