[CLUE-Tech] Mail Delivery (failure firstname.lastname@example.org)
angelo at freeshell.org
Thu Jul 8 13:19:47 MDT 2004
>I was starting out with the idea that I was going to have to set up a whole
>bunch of different programs to get email going here, once I started out on
>that task -- sendmail, procmail, fetchmail, etc. Then I discovered how easy
>it was to get kmail to do most of what I wanted, and sort of just dropped
>that project. I may end up picking it up again at some point as this LAN
>gets a little bigger and other users start to get involved in the picture.
>Just in the past few days I've started doing this from a workstation (the
>actual mail itself still lives on a server) using nfs, but there are some
>glitches there to work out yet, and some loose ends.
Well if you do decide to use procmail, you might want to look at this:
I'm particularly fond of this sort of simple filtering
>It's interesting how so many ISPs seem to view keeping you from _downloading_
>spam or viruses to be a "good thing" (I guess it is from a marketing point of
>view) but they don't seem to bother with any consideration whatever about
>people _upoading_ the damn things. At least not that I've heard. This is
>such an issue that my previous provider screwed up communications for me with
>both individual parties (one person could NOT reach me by email, good thing
>we had other channels) and with yahoo, which at the time I was using for a
>single list. As of today I've got 67 lists from there going, and wouldn't
>want them screwed up, though yahoo seems to be taking that into their own
>hands at this point.
Does Yahoo allow you to upload a virus? Even if the from address is
@yahoo.com, I bet it really came from somewhere else. I think filtering
on the way out is a good idea. I really only have experience with
sendmail though, and I don't think I could get it to filter on relaying.
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