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epfantasia

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With sendmail as our MTA I used to be able to make an address that would act as a "blackhole", deleting messages as they arrive (used for handling bounces from a mail list) by making an alias that gets piped to /dev/null.

Is there a way to do this with KMS, without creating an user account?
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Jeff Wadlow (Kerio)

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I cannot think of any way of doing that. You could create an alias and have that alias deliver to one of the local user accounts. Then in webmail you could create a filter and notification rule that any mail with the alias name in the To line is deleted. Hopefully another forum reader will have a better suggestion for you.
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RHarmsen.nl

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You could try making a Spam-Filter which will drop the message returned.
or use the alternative method of JWadlow
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sidbarker

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We use the method RHarmsen.nl suggested - works well for us.

[Updated on: Tue, 30 March 2004 17:50]

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Tr!une

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RHarmsen, can you expand on that thought a bit? Are you talking about emails that "double-bounce" as in rejections to autoresponders? I have a few users asking about autoresponders but they are such a headache because of bounced autoresponses to newsletters and such.
What type of filter did you create?

Thanks
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RHarmsen.nl

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I don't use any of that filters myself
it was just an idea that poped into my head.

what I meant was, you send your mail from an email address
eg: noreply<at>domain.com
now you make a spam rule which drops al mail sent to noreply<at>domain.com

It won't be posible for people to send a reply either
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sidbarker

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You can set a rule in the Spam Filter, Spam Rating tab.
Click Add, give it a description, choose Received from Header combo, then "contains address" from Type, then the email address of the mailing list in the Content.
I'm not sure about mailing lists (never used them so far), but I suspect this would stop your users from receiving any messages from the mailing list.

You might find there is something unique in the headers of the bounced messages that can be found, that might be better. I used to use Mercury Mailserver, and it could have rules galore.... great little program, but needed some of the nicer aspects of Kerio etc included.
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