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How do I configruate sendmail so it's impossible to use my machine to send spam_emails? (I like just my machine an a macine x.y.z.v to be able to use mu machine as an smtp server. (byt I still want to be able to recive messages from other hosts)
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by:ahoffmann
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see sendmail 8.9 http://www.sendmail.org/
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by:JBURGHARDT
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if you have linuxconf installed then this will just require you to enter names of host that you want let use your system and list of known spamers
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by:pucko
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Hmmmm... i installed the linuxconf rpm but can't fin anywhere to add that when i run linuxconf.
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 Get the latest version of sendmail from http://www.sendmail.org -- if you go into the cf directory (to make the sendmail.cf configuration file) you will see you can set the option 'no promiscuous mode' ... this prevents your system being used by spammers to relay mail.  However, you can still receive mail fine.
  Hence, this is the answer to your question ... configure sendmail to have this option set, but you may need to download and compile the latest sendmail, depending on what version you have.
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