[esd-l] vacation forwarding

John D. Hardin jhardin at impsec.org
Mon Aug 28 12:48:04 PDT 2006

On Mon, 28 Aug 2006, Scott Taylor wrote:

> This is a very quiet list, I like that. ;)

The product is mature and stable...

> Is there any thing I can do to stop the .forward from replying to
> the spammers, or use procmail to skip the .forward when SPAM is
> detected?

Unfortunately the .forward file is handled deep within the bowels of
Sendmail and if present gets invoked before the LDA (e.g. procmail).

Fortunately, you can use procmail instead of the .forward file. At the
end of the user's private .procmailrc file in their home directory,
you could put:

   | /usr/bin/vacation $LOGNAME

Then you get the benefit of all the filtering (sanitizer,
spamassassin, etc.) plus the vacation reply.

PLEASE TEST THIS FIRST. I haven't actually done this myself, as I
don't use vacation.

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