Subject: Re: Sendmail and anti-spam
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <Havard.Eidnes@runit.sintef.no>
Date: 02/16/1999 14:42:57
> I wonder if we should ship our sendmail.cf with some anti spam
> stuff enabled At least this 8.8.8 that came with 1.3.3/sparc
> seems to be wide open ..
> We should perhaps deny relaying and perhaps also accepting mail
> from hosts that have no valid mx or such.
I think this is a good idea.
We should at a minimum not ship a sendmail.cf which makes
sendmail wide open for relay abuse. I don't know whether there
should also be some file/database where you could add hosts
and/or subnets from where you permit relaying, so that POP/IMAP
users could use the SMTP port for message submission.
As for the "require valid mail delivery DNS lookup for originator
address", that might also be a good idea, since if mail delivery
should fail sendmail is under obligation to send an error message
back. However, it tends to slow down message delivery (OK, ident
is probably a worse offender in that regard ;-).