[CentOS] mail/access revisited

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Mon Mar 13 01:08:45 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-03-12 at 18:52, Sudev Barar wrote:

> > >>  A while back, I posted a note asking if anyone had any ideas why the
> > >> /etc/mail/access file was not being parsed or utilized in the efforts to
> > >> stop spam and junk mail.  I just looked over things again, and have still
> > >> not found any reason why it still permits the TLD's I have listed to pass
> > >> thru.  I also thought perhaps there might be some "upper limit" to the
> > >> number of entries sendmail could handle.  What do the sendmail guru's think
> > >> about that idea?  I may reduce the number of entries from the current 275
> > >> +/- down to just the most offensive TLD's and see what happens.  Short of
> > >> that, are there any other thoughts ya'll might have as to why it still
> > >> passes the stuff I want blocked?
> After adding to access list you have restarted send mail service right?

You shouldn't have to restart sendmail for a change in the
access list - you just have to rebuild the dbm which in the
Centos setup should happen if you run 'make' in the /etc/mail

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell at gmail.com

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