[CentOS] postfix and spam, I am impressed

Nataraj incoming-centos at rjl.com
Mon Mar 12 22:48:14 EDT 2012


On 03/12/2012 02:25 PM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> Bob Hoffman wrote:
>> I have had the same email address since 1997 (when microsoft stole
>> bob.com from me thanks to network solutions...)
> I remember reading about you, vaguely.
> <snip>
>> Now I have set up a centos 6 box using postfix. Today I decided to try
>> to add smtpd restrictions. After a lot of reading and testing I 'seem'
>> to be doing incredible.
>> I wanted to share my current working postfix smtpd restrictions area so
>> that others who are interested can start with it.
> <snip>
> Here's a question: is there any way to inspect an email's headers, and
> reject it if the alleged FWDN in the From:" doesn't match the oldest
> "Received: "?
>
>        mark
>
That would be a good test.  Postfix does have the ability to match
regular expressions on headers, but the tests are limited to testing a
single line at a time.  You can however write one of several types of
postfix content inspection modules using your favorite programming or
scripting language.  If you use one of the before queue inspection
methods and you have a busy mail server, you have to watch out that you
don't introduce delays that could cause clients to time out.

You might also look around to see if there's something out there that
would already do that.

Check out http://www.postfix.org/CONTENT_INSPECTION_README.html  I don't
think it's that hard to throw together a perl or python script to do
this.  I have more experience with the policy daemon though.

Nataraj



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