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From: Anthony Howe
Date: 2004-09-22 16:24:36 -0400
Subject: Re: Question about milter-sender

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Ryan Moore wrote:
>>Huh? Now you've lost me (not hard when I'm at Stars'N'Bars in Monaco).
>>
>>Are you suggesting that if the MAIL argument points to the server itself 
>>that it continue to perform the call-ahead?
>>
> 
> 
> heh sorry, I'll try to explain what I meant (just thinking outloud?).
> 
> When an email comes in using our domain (mail from: someone@perigee.net, 
> or any other domain we host), I assume that milter-sender looks up the 
> MX, sees that it points to the box that the milter is running on, and 
> decides to not call-back on it.

Correct.

> If the milter detected that the MAIL FROM parameter was one that pointed 
> back to itself, it would instead call-ahead on that to find out if the 
> from address is correct. Though I suppose this would really have limited 

Interesting. I have not considered doing a call-ahead test on "local 
addresses" for the MAIL FROM. I could though either default or as an 
option. Comments?

> effectiveness, since it would only stop mail coming from 
> bogus-user@domain.com and going to real-user@domain.com.

Still worth considering.

Anthony


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