On Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 6:52:31 AM you wrote (at least in part):
>>> I have a peculiar requirement of just trashing a particular "Mail From:" to
>>> any of the virtual domains hosted on a Server.
>>echo SENDERADDRESS >>/var/qmail/control/badmailfrom
> Thanks for your solution. But, the "badmailfrom" would give a bounce from > qmail-smtpd (MTA).
No, it'd give a 5xx code from your qmail-smtpd and the bounce is created by somebody else. Your system does /NOT/ bounce the message, it just rejects it. If the other side bounces is not within your responsibility.
> I just wanted to blackhole it, without sending any intimation even if it > violates any RFC.
Than you have two options:
1) hacking qmail source to read a "dev-null" list and deliver all mails with sender address on this list to /dev/null (i.e. to drop the message)
2) manipulate all dot-qmail files that could be involved in a delivery and check if the message came from $BAD_SENDER. If so exit(99) from this check and no further delivery instructions in this dot-qmail file will be processed. Quite a lot of work to do, and you'd have to take care of all new created dot-qmail files in your setup. -- Best regards Peter Palmreuther
COBOL: Crappy Obsolete Butthead Oriented Language.
My God !,
Lot of work to do, fiddling with the source would be my last resort.
In the meanwhile I tried the "BLACKHOLED Sender for the notorious" option of http://www.fehcom.de/qmail/spamcontrol.html. But, this option too sends back a bounce after a couple of days. The deferral is generated from the sending server not my server.
I wished not to give the sender any clue as why his mail is disappearing --> blackholed.
I would wait for more comments from fellow list members.