[CentOS] Re: Fetchmail pop server and clean spam messages

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Mon Aug 4 16:26:33 UTC 2008


on 8-2-2008 12:04 PM Jay Leafey spake the following:
> nightduke wrote:
>> Hi i want to fetchmail from a pop server and check every email to any
>> rbl spamhaus,spamcop,etc and if match at any rbl the email will be
>> deleted.
>>
>> It's possible to do this?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Nightduke
> 
> If you've got fetchmail configured to retrieve messages from a remote 
> MTA and deliver to a local MTA, say your local Sendmail instance, then 
> put the RBL-matching stuff in your Sendmail configuration.  The mail 
> will still be fetched but will be discarded by your local MTA before 
> dumping it in you local mailbox.
> 
> In principle, it would be better to have the system you are fetching the 
> mail from do the RBL operations, but if you don't have control over it 
> then you really don't get much choice.  I'm using this setup myself and 
> it works, but it offends my aesthetic sense.  OTOH, I'm easily offended!
> 
> Your mileage may vary.
> 
Just remember in this situation, you need to dump all bad stuff, and not 
bounce anything. Most of the bad stuff is forged and you will just end up on a 
blacklist.

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You hope everybody uses it, and
you notice quickly if they don't!!!!

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