[CentOS] sendmail and rbl blocking - generating statistics

Paul Heinlein heinlein at madboa.com
Wed Mar 14 16:55:14 UTC 2007

On Wed, 14 Mar 2007, Erick Perez wrote:

> I have enabled the feature in sendmail.mc to check with spamhaus for 
> spammers. However since this block is being made at MTA level, I 
> would like to know is something can be done to obtain statistics of 
> blocked attemps.

grep -c works. :-)

I specify a 554 SMTP error message in my spamhaus FEATURE setting:

FEATURE(`dnsbl', `sbl-xbl.spamhaus.org',
   `"554 Mail rejected - http://www.spamhaus.org/query/bl?ip="$&{client_addr}')

Finding rejections is easy (add -c for counting):

   grep 'www.spamhaus.org/query/' /var/log/maillog

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