Bug 107620 - trash spam mails to system accounts
Summary: trash spam mails to system accounts
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: sendmail
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Florian La Roche
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-10-21 11:26 UTC by Gerald Teschl
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2003-10-28 12:19:58 UTC

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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

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