[ILUG] Postfix, relayhost & pop-before-smtp
stephen at flinter.com
Tue Jul 12 16:08:20 IST 2005
Calling all postfix gurus out there.
Due to more and more mail servers refusing mail originating from a
dynamic IP address, I am forced to rethink the configuration on my home
mail setup (RedHat running postfix, with pop-before-smtp, on NTL cable
The general wisdom appears to be that you should relay through your
ISP's SMTP server - in my case smtp.ntlworld.ie. When I make that
change to the postfix config it is clear from the logs that the mail is
being relayed as I want. However, it appears that ALL inbound mail is
being relayed, not just mail that has already been authenticated with
What I'm trying to do is to ensure that ONLY that mail that has already
been authenticated via pop-before-smtp will be relayed to
smtp.ntlworld.ie, and that all other (spam) mail will be rejected at my
own SMTP server, and not get relayed at all (lest NTL think that I'm the
ultimate source of the spam).
Does anybody have the appropriate postfix incantation to achieve that?
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