Fetchmail/Sendmail rejects

Shantanoo gmane at dhumketu.cjb.net
Sat Aug 14 12:20:21 PDT 2004

Malcolm Kay wrote:
> I run fetchmail in daemon mode to download
> POP3 mail from my ISP.
> Sendmail rejects many messages as for example:
> Aug 14 16:59:33 beta sm-mta[35000]: i7E7DYje035000: 
>   ruleset=check_mail, arg1=<fbbjqwvcydimv at lightspeedcredit.com>, 
>   relay=localhost.home [], reject=451 
>   4.1.8 Domain of sender address fbbjqwvcydimv at lightspeedcredit.com 
>   does not resolve
> I am quite happy to have these rejected but it seems they don't 
> get deleted at the ISP end and clog up the mail box, I think 
> eventually confusing fetchmail.
> Is there some reasonable way of disposing of these messages. I would
> prefer not to download these into my normal user mailbox but I would 
> be quite happy to divert them to some pseudo user setup for the 
> purpose. I would imagine sendmail can be coaxed into doing this, but
> how?
> Responding to 2 or 3 lists using a valid e-mail address means that
> I receive a lot of spam including much with unresolvable addresses.
> I would appreciate any ideas.
> Malcolm 
have a look at mail/filtermail


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