Question about bounced mail

Peter Elsner peter at
Fri Mar 28 11:25:24 PST 2003

Yes, that means that a spammer from attempted (but 
failed) 143 times to relay spam through your server.

The reports do this automatically...  If you have your access file in 
/etc/mail set accordingly to only allow RELAYing from
trusted sites (internal), then anything that isn't allowed to relay through 
you, will be in the reports the next day.


At 09:30 AM 3/28/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>In my daily reports lately, since upgrading my sendmail version, I've been 
>getting reports like this:
>Checking for rejected mail hosts:
>  143
>  1
>Not to sound silly, but what does that mean?  Does it mean that it 
>rejected 143 messages from the one host and 1 from the other host?  Also, 
>how can I get it to print a list of all of the rejected mail addresses 
>that I had put into my mail hosts file?  So like if I had 
>"loser at" in my access list and 27 of his messages got 
>rejected, how do I get that to appear in my reports?  Thanks for the info.
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