Schneibster Posted April 28, 2005 Share Posted April 28, 2005 Hi, I use spamcop's DNSBL in my sendmail configuration. It works pretty well, but every so often it starts blocking Yahoo, and I am a member of several groups. As has been documented in the FAQ and in posts on this forum ad nauseum, Yahoo then cancels email sending to my address because their email was returned. This is a hassle, and seems to come in waves- I'll go perhaps six or eight months without this happening, and all of a sudden it happens every couple of days for a month or two. I understand that I might get more spam if I do this, but I'd like to add the Yahoo returns address listed in the FAQ entry about Yahoo groups being blocked to a whitelist entry in my sendmail configuration. It might even be nice to have something that matched the BL and not the whitelist rejected, and something that matched both flagged, but I expect that's a bit sophisticated for the level of expertise I've seen so far. I searched on the obvious on this forum, and didn't find any information other than "use spamcop's email and add the returns address to your spamcop whitelist." I'm not interested in having my email kept on any third party's server, no matter how trustworthy they may be- it's my email, and I want it on my server. I'm not interested in having my email go through someone else's server so they can massage it, either- I just want to add the sendmail config to whitelist the Yahoo returns IP address/hostname to my sendmail.mc and sendmail.cf. Does anyone have instructions for setting up a whitelist on Unix sendmail, in sendmail.mc before it's compiled to sendmail.cf, or in sendmail.cf? If not, I'll break out the big book with a bat on the front, you can do darn near anything with sendmail, but I'm hoping to shortcut the inevitable fooling around for days that this will require. Even if I get instructions, I expect I'll have it out to get the option I talked about above, of flagging it instead of rejecting it if it matches both the DNSBL and the whitelist, but I can put that off, and I can't put off the Yahoo bounces- I'm working on some things that I need to get my Yahoo group mail for and if it continues, I'm going to have to go as far as turning off the BL temporarily until I can figure this out, and wading through the mountain of spam I'll get as a result . Thanks in advance. -Da Schneib Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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