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Postfix and sender address verification

Note: this only applies to the a snapshot version of Postfix!

The Problem

Majority of the UCE that we receive have forged yahoo, hotmail, bigfoot addresses. Since we are a major mailhub, turning on address verification results in a lot of false positives. We have to manually check the maillogs, or wait until a client complains and add particular domains to whitelists.

The Question

Is there a way to use address verification only for those frequently forged domains. I like it to work the other way around, wherein I add the particular domains I want to have address verification.

The answer

Yes, of course. You can use it this way (we use it as LAST restriction of all, since it's so expensive):
smtpd_recipient_restrictions =
...
   check_sender_access hash:/etc/postfix/frequently_forged_senders
   permit
and in /etc/postfix/frequently_forged_senders:
      
yahoo.com          reject_unverified_sender
hotmail.com          reject_unverified_sender
bigfoot.com          reject_unverified_sender

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This file was last modified 17. Jan 2007 by root