Bug 107620

Summary: trash spam mails to system accounts
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Gerald Teschl <gt>
Component: sendmailAssignee: Florian La Roche <laroche>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Version: rawhideCC: mitr
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Description Gerald Teschl 2003-10-21 11:26:09 UTC
Description of problem:
It looks like a lot of spam mail gets sent to system accounts
like rpm@*, adm@*, etc. These mails are accepted by sendmail
and delivered to /var/spool/{rpm,adm,...} where the will
stay unread forever using up drive space.

Hence sendmail, in its default config should trash such mails.

Not sure about the best way to do this. Probaly one should
redirect all these accounts to a dummy account, where it gets
delivered to /dev/null.

Comment 1 Gerald Teschl 2003-10-21 11:42:11 UTC
I suggest that a line

rpm          550 Daemon does not accept or read mail.

is added to /etc/mail/access for the most common accounts.

Comment 2 Gerald Teschl 2003-10-21 11:42:47 UTC
Sorry, this should read

rpm@          550 Daemon does not accept or read mail.

Comment 3 Florian La Roche 2003-10-28 12:19:58 UTC
I want the default to be delivered to root and you need to setup a server
machine to have proper spam filtering for today's needs.


Florian La Roche