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Re: OT: block mail for specific user



On Fri, 2006-09-01 at 23:48 -0500, john bray wrote:
> 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.
> 

Nope, using sendmail. 

James


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