phil at pricom
Dec 11, 2009, 7:13 AM
Post #3 of 4
On 2009-12-11 13:15, Harald Hanche-Olsen wrote:
> + Philip Rhoades<phil [at] pricom>:
>> I want a simple method of qmail accepting addresses (the addresses are
>> generated somewhere else) of the form:
>> phil-date [at] pricom
>> phil-20091211 [at] pricom
>> (or something like it) - I have found existing solutions but they are
>> overkill for my needs.
> You don't say what you want the date for. Do you want the addresses to
> expire, so that mail received after the given date will bounce?
No - it is just an arbitrary string to make each address unique (I don't
expect to get more than one a day at the moment).
> If so, a simple way is to create ~phil/.qmail-default containing
> |if test "$EXT" '>' `date +%Y%m%d`; then echo address expired; exit 100; fi
Cool! - Greylite seems to be stopping these mails at the moment - will
need to look more closely . .
> followed by delivery instructions for the successful case. You may, of
> course, choose to replace the simple one-liner with a script checking
> that $EXT really has the form of a date, etc.
> I used something like this a long time ago, and then I used these
> addresses for my usenet postings, thinking that any spam generated
> for these addresses would sooner or later get stopped. It wasn't a
> great success, and it ended up pissing off a friend when he tried to
> respond to a usenet posting of mine a couple months after I had posted
> it. But spam for these addresses, including garbled versions including
> only the date, kept coming for years after I stopped doing this.
I have greylite and my own stuff to handle the spam which so far has
been working pretty well.
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