OT [sort of]: Dropping To address before mailscanner

Mike Tremaine mgt at stellarcore.net
Fri Dec 17 16:10:18 GMT 2010

I think I'm doing something wrong and thought someone else might know.

I have Sendmail/Mailscanner stack that is having to handle huge bubbles of traffic from bounce backs. I had the client create a dontnotreply address then set up an alias to /dev/null in sendmail.

The trouble I'm having is that it seems like the mail is still having to traverse the stack rather then just getting sent to /dev/null

So.... How others handling discards before mailscanner at the MTA level?

Settings/Log Info:

Dec 16 15:42:34 mx1 sendmail[16634]: oBGNegR8016634: from=<>, size=12402, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<YJOGESS9i0018d236 at smtp06.server.com>, proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA, relay=smtp06.server.com [xxx.xx.xx.xx]
Dec 16 15:58:31 mx1 sendmail[18381]: oBGNegR8016634: to=/dev/null, ctladdr=<donotreply at domain.com> (8/0), delay=00:15:57, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=*file*, pri=132402, dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent

in /etc/aliases

donotreply:	/dev/null

in /etc/mail/access
To:donotreply at domain.com		OK

in /etc/mail/virtualusertable
donotreply at domain.com		donotreply

Anyone spot my logical mistake? Thanks...


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