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Old 04-10-2003, 11:24 PM   #1
vk1985
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Rejecting Spam Emails


Hi,

I'm running a Linux mail server and would like to stop spam emails from reaching the mail clients.

My topology looks like this:
Client network <-> Mail Server <-> Internet

On the mail server I modified /etc/mail/access
localhost.localdomain RELAY
localhost RELAY
127.0.0.1 RELAY
mydomain.com RELAY
mail.mydomain.com RELAY
192.168.1 RELAY
unwanted@domain.com REJECT

and then executed the following:
makemap hash /etc/mail/access.db < /etc/mail/access

However, Clients still receive email from unwanted@domain.com.

Could someone please tell me what the problem is or how I can stop emails from unwanted@domain.com to reach the Clients.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 04-11-2003, 01:35 AM   #2
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Do you have the corresponding entries in sendmail.cf? Did you restart the sendmail process?
 
Old 04-11-2003, 01:51 AM   #3
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I do have the corresponding process in sendmail.cf as follows:

# Access list database (for spam stomping)
Kaccess hash -T<TMPF> -o /etc/mail/access.db

I have also restarted sendmail.
 
Old 04-11-2003, 04:36 AM   #4
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you can try setting up spamassassin.

read about it and get it here
 
  


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