Ooo...totally bad post all the way around. Sorry, the example was not
well thought out. I'll have to try again.
...no, I'm not using a wildcard and then trying to kludge procmail into
sorting it all out.
I have one inbox per email list right now. Someone who gets the
subscription email address can then spam into my list inboxes. I simply
want to block mail that doesn't come from the list.
[mailto:procmail-bounces(_at_)lists(_dot_)RWTH-Aachen(_dot_)DE] On Behalf Of
Professional Software Engineering
Sent: Friday, July 04, 2003 11:14 PM
Subject: Re: Question on restricting incoming mail from Mail Lists
At 20:53 2003-07-04 -0700, Noarmun E. Mailer wrote:
I have set up one email address per email list and want to
to filter out any item that comes in to my email address
that does NOT
come from the email list address. Like this list.
Let me guess - you're using a virtuserable entry like:
Keep in mind that this is a SUREFIRE way to increase your
exposure to spam,
since spammers needn't have a valid address to send mail to
Basically I want to do a match on the To: line and a reverse
the From: header line.
That's because, just like on the Procmail list, your address
appears in the
To: header? Or for that matter, you can guarantee that the
will (it's annoying, but not entirely uncommon for someone to
Cc: the list,
and reply To: the previous message author)?
Why do this anyway? Shouldn't the fact that it's coming
_from_ the list be
sufficient (as in your example, you're matching on the
Sender). Do you
understand how low infintessimally small the likelyhood is
that a mailing
list is going to arbitrarily start emailing you at some OTHER address?
I've seen plenty of examples of how to match something but
none on how
to match everything EXCEPT something. Seems like I should
be able to
just put a '!' in front of the condition. Will that do it?
Time to whip out your copy of 'man procmailrc' and spend some
up with it in front of a crackling fire.
Better would be to associate that with a specific header:
And you included some OTHER list post just for good measure?
Sean B. Straw / Professional Software Engineering
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