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email filtering

Post by aklryan » 2005-10-10 11:00

Hi,

I am wondering how the field "receipient list" work?

I am trying to do filtering on the follow:
1) when receive unknown email account of local domain eg sde@abc.com,
I will do a catch-all using webmaster@abc.com and distribute to
user1@abc.com
2) Using filering at user level. At user1 account, i do a filtering to delete
those unknown email using rules "receipeint list" -> "not contains" ->
"user1@abc.com"
3) Whenever someone sent To or Cc to user1@abc.com, it is still working.
4) However I sent a test mail using test@abc.com (unknown account), the
filtering is not working. I suppose it will check for receipient user and do
a delete of the mail when the mail does not consist user1@abc.com.
5) I try to use "receipeint list" -> "not contains" -> "*user1@abc.com*",
hmm.. it can filter away the unknow user mail but when i try send To or
Cc, it is not working.

Any advise or other alternative to achieve the above scenario?

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Post by matty » 2005-10-10 15:17

What are you trying to achieve exactly? It sounds like you just want to delete mail to any account that does not exist. Why not just delete the catch-all and then mail to unknown users will be rejected automatically?

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Post by aklryan » 2005-10-11 03:56

Hi matty,

Yes I will like to get rid of those unknow mails. Thanks for your suggestion. I should have do that rather then playing around with the rules.

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Post by matty » 2005-10-11 14:50

No problem aklryan.

Catch-all accounts usually are magnets for SPAM. If someone does not know your address you probably don't want mail from them anyway!

Rules in hMail can be very useful though - just not for what you were trying to accomplish.

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Post by matty » 2005-10-11 15:07

Linkit, you put a link to the wrong thread here but I assume you meant this one:

http://www.hmailserver.com/forum/viewto ... 6783#16783

Check out that thread, i just posted something for you.

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