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[ale] Dumb,dumber, and me.
- Subject: [ale] Dumb,dumber, and me.
- From: joe at madewell.com (Joe Steele)
- Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2002 14:45:38 -0500
Are you using something like the following in your access db?
mojoe at hotmail.com OK
If so, then I think your problem is this:
The first test that occurs when a connection is established is
check_relay, which looks up the IP-address/domain-name of the remote
server in the access db. If the lookup finds something other than OK
or RELAY, an error is reported and the connection is terminated. In
your case, the remote server domain name is matching the
You might try the following entries instead:
From:mojoe at hotmail.com OK
Now the check_relay test would pass because it only searches the db
for lines beginning with the 'Connect:' tag or for lines with no tag
at all. After this test is passed, the remote server would transmit
the envelope sender's address (MAIL FROM:) and the check_mail test
would run. This test looks for db entries beginning with the
'From:' tag or for entries with no tag at all and matches them
against the envelope sender address. If the sender was
mojoe at hotmail.com, the test would pass, but any other sender at
hotmail.com would be rejected.
From: Sergio Chaves [SMTP:sergio_chavess at hotmail.com]
Sent: Friday, March 08, 2002 9:21 AM
To: ale at ale.org
Subject: [ale] Dumb,dumber, and me.
This is interesting (I've already used "dumb").
We upgraded our mail server from Red Hat 6.0 to Red Hat 7.2 (mistake?) with,
of course, the new version of Sendmail for better Spam control.
The interesting thing is that we can not figure out how to configure
Sendmail to work properly. It seems (theory here) It leaves us with an
option of either allow everything or block everything. In other words, if I
block the domain HOTMAIL.COM but allow moejoe at hotmail.com, sendmail still
rejects mojoe at hotmail.com, and we do not know why since it works with other
Upon checking in the log file, it seems like that when the message is
relayed, the relay server does not issue a "verify" and the message is
rejected right-of-from-the-start. Does that make any sense to anyone?
Please be gentle on your answers.
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