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Old 12-15-2003, 10:32 AM   #1
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sendmail, denied users and rbl

I have a problem. I am using the dnsbl feature in sendmail (8.12.10). I have a contact that cannot email us and it is because of the fact that their isp (earthlink) has IPs that are blacklisted. I need a way to bypass the rbl check to let in specific users.

I have added
to the file and I put OK
in the access file. I also tried to put RELAY
Both to no avail..... Any other suggestions?
Old 12-15-2003, 11:06 PM   #2
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you have to create the access.db from your text file. sendmail doesn't read the text file

cd /etc/mail
/usr/sbin/makemap hash access.db < access

You also have to rebuild from
If that doesn't work, it is probably because your is not configured to use access.db
Old 12-16-2003, 12:11 AM   #3
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I have created the access.db and sendmail is configured to use the access list. I have posted this on other sites and it sounds as if I could make a modification to my file to let this person (and the others this is happening to) in.

Any help would be appreciated.


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