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Re: OT: block mail for specific user



On Fri, 2006-09-01 at 19:47 -0400, James Pifer wrote:
> > Not OT at all. I saw one person suggested procmail which will do the job. 
> > I prefer doing it a different way. Use the access databse in sendmail. 
> > Assuming your kid's name is elmo, and you wanted him to be allowed email 
> > from three different addresses, 
> > 
> > To: elmo obrien-pifer com	REJECT
> > From: kid1 d1 com		OK
> > From: kid2 d2 com		OK
> > From: kid3 d3 com		OK
> > 
> > The advantage is that the mail will be rejected by sendmail before 
> > reception completes. The disadvantage is that you need to do a bit more 
> > reading to fully understand it. ;-)
> 
> Hm, trying to do this but when I try to send a message to elmo it says
> the mailbox is disabled, even though I'm sending from an address that is
> marked OK, just like your example. I made the changes using webmin. I
> looked at /etc/mail/access and it looks just like your example. 
> 
> Any thoughts? I'll keep trying. 
> 
> Also, looks like I can use this to restrict outgoing too? I'd like to do
> that as well. Obvious I only want to restrict the kids and not myself. 

ummm...if you're using postfix for your mail, you'll need to do it in
the /etc/postfix directory instead of /etc/mail
-- 
cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.


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