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MailScanner Change Postmaster Address.

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by shaky, Apr 12, 2004.

  1. shaky

    shaky Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I have enabled MailScanner to notify senders when they have sent a virus.

    However emails they get are from:

    MailScanner

    postmaster@server01.domain.com

    How can I change this so that emails go out as a less traceable address like postmaster@noreturn.com or something similar?

    Many Thanks.
     
  2. Juanra

    Juanra Well-Known Member

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    Are you aware that the overwhelming majority of infected email comes with forged From: and Reply-to: headers?
     
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    shaky Well-Known Member

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    That's what scares me.

    I want MailScanner to notify genuine senders when a possible virus has been detected so that they know to ZIP the file and sent it again, or the recipient will not have received it.

    However I don't like the idea of MailScanner sending automated emails out to senders in the format of:

    postmaster@server01.domain.com

    I would rather that MailScanner sent out automated emails from:

    postmaster@domain.com or something elses.

    I just don't like the idea of telling people the exact hostname of my server.

    I think the best way to change this would be to change the way that all outgoing mail from root is sent out in Exim but don't know how.

    I'm sure there's got to be an easy way to protect the identity of outgoing root emails from your server?
     
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    Juanra Well-Known Member

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    It's easier than that, just don't notify senders. The real senders will never receive your notifications. Instead you'll be sending useless junk mail to innocent parties.

    Regards, Juanra (who is tired of being accused of sending virus and worms he never ever sent).
     
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    shaky Well-Known Member

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    :D I see your point.

    However I have set MailScanner to destroy all emails with viruses and not to deliver them for security reasons. But if I set notify to "off" then genuine senders will never the recipient didn't get their email.....hum....:confused:
     
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    Juanra Well-Known Member

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    We too clean infected email and do not notify the senders. I know it sucks that we have to receive it, queue it, analyze it, and dispose it, all with our own equipment, but I'm pretty sure that notifying the alleged senders will only help to increase even more the work load on your and someone else's servers with no benefit at all.

    Of course, it's up to you.

    Btw, check the "local postmaster" setting in mailscanner conf file.
     
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    Great advice thx. :)
     
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