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Old 03-14-2006, 09:34 AM   #1
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Sendmail : Whitelist


In searching threads, I have found some variation regarding the proper configuration of whitelists and so far my attempts have not worked.

I am running SA 3.1.0 on RHEL3

My goal is to whitelist all of my own users. I want to whitelist all of them as senders and some of them as receivers (i.e. allow all email to bypass SA to a specific user). I need to whitelist my senders because we have a number of field employees who connect from all across the globe. SA doesn't like connections from remote users, flagging them with all kinds of problems. Thus, I want to add these users onto a whitelist so none of their outbound email gets flagged.

I have added entries like this (for now):

whitelist_from user@company.com
whitelist_from *@company.com

Will these work? The SARE file uses whitelist_from_rcvd which checks against some kind of server. I assume it is performing an SPF check, which is a problem if I am trying to whitelist inbound from from a listserv of some kind. A couple of the lists we receive regularly do not reply with valid SPF entries. I tried using the entries for my users like the SARE file and they are still rejected, so I am wondering if my new statements (above) will work.

And is there a command for whitelist_to ? to allow me to whitelist an account that I want to receive all email, regardless of whether or not it is spam?

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Old 03-20-2006, 01:56 PM   #2
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As a follow-up, I am curious if it is necessary to put these values in a specific file.

Do they need to be in local.cf? Or can I create my own custom rule file with these rules in it? I was hoping to keep my local.cf file "clean" from entries like this, but also was thinking that as far as processing order rules set there would be processed first.... Any ideas?
 
Old 03-23-2006, 02:47 PM   #3
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whitelist_to does not work, regardless of which file I place it in. Anyone have some ideas?
 
Old 03-31-2006, 04:27 PM   #4
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Got it...

Found the documentation I needed to get this working. Now I just have to wait and make sure it works. :-)
 
Old 03-31-2006, 05:01 PM   #5
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Hi, could you please post how you got this to work, or links to docs that you used? I've also been looking for ways of configuring sendmail and this would be useful for me and others.

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Old 04-11-2006, 11:38 AM   #6
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Three entries

I found some documentation that indicates three "tiers" of allowing email thru:

whitelist_to
more_spam_to
all_spam_to

There doesn't seem to be any hard and fast rule as to what gets thru with the first two options. My guess it is somehow related to your threshhold.

The last option will allow all email to the designated recipient thru regardless of whether or not it is spam. Here is a link:

http://spamassassin.apache.org/full/...ssin_Conf.html
 
  


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