On Sun, 11 Jan 2004 14:50, Stephen Gran <email@example.com> wrote:
> This one time, at band camp, Russell Coker said:
> > Another option is to receive the entire message, accept it for delivery
> > but instead of a 25x give a 55x code with a message saying "this message
> > was delivered, but please note that the account holder is on vacation".
> > These methods should allow the vacation message to reliably go only to
> > the originator of the message (or to no-one if it's a spam). However
> > they do require that a new proxy program be written to receive the mail
> > as no existing software (AFAIK) is capable of doing it.
> I think you can do something like this with /etc/aliases, although I am
> no expert. exim uses a real-$local_part in the standard configuration
> to bypass aliasing, so an entry could be added like:
Neither /etc/aliases nor procmail allows a custom 55x code to be sent.
A bounce (as used in your example) is undesirable in the case of spam and
viruses. It makes your machine the cause of problems, which then results in
other people causing problems for you.
http://www.coker.com.au/selinux/ My NSA Security Enhanced Linux packages
http://www.coker.com.au/bonnie++/ Bonnie++ hard drive benchmark
http://www.coker.com.au/postal/ Postal SMTP/POP benchmark
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