How to prevent users from receiving email
dwchandler at stilyagin.com
Sat Aug 19 23:46:23 UTC 2006
On Sat, Aug 19, 2006 at 07:40:02PM -0400, Bill Moran wrote:
> Daniel Gerzo <danger at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
> > Hello Bill,
> > Sunday, August 20, 2006, 1:21:39 AM, you wrote:
> > > Apparently my memory is useless and I've lost the ability to use
> > > google as well.
> > > I just added a user account to a mail server, but I don't want that
> > > user to receive mail on that server. It's running Postfix.
> > > I seem to remember a canonical method for preventing certain users
> > > from receiving email. But my memory has failed, and I can't seem
> > > to find anything on google.
> > > Is it an /etc/aliases trick?
> > Indeed. Just make it go to /dev/null:
> > user: /dev/null
> > Do not forget to run newaliases ;-)
> Hmm ...
> That works, but it would be nice to have it reject the mail instead.
> Otherwise, someone could hog a lot of my bandwidth sending mails to
> the bit-bucket.
virtusertable allows you to do that, like:
user at example.com error:5.7.0:550 No such user.
or something like that...
Darrin Chandler | Phoenix BSD Users Group
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