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How do I enable Annoymous Redirects for my mailserver?  Im not sure what Info you need so, all im going to include is my OS.

RH Enterprise 3
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by:wesly_chen
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Hi,

> Annoynmous Redirects
Could you describe what is "anonymous redirect" in more details.

Besides, could you provide what email software is running on your RHEL 3.0? Sendmail?

Regards,

Wesly
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I'm guessing anonymous redirect means relay and wipe all previous headers.  I, for one, am not going to give advice on how to do that without a really good argument from the original poster.

I'm of the philosophy that if you have a legitimate need to do that, then you should already know how (it's the same reason that you need to be a good swimmer before trying to learn to surf or waterski).

Cheers,
-Jon

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Well, im sorry for not explaining earlier... We just had a new copier come into the office, It can scan documents and send them to e-mail addresses, but it needs an email address with an annoynmous redirect on it, for there is no place where to login at.  I believe its using sendmail.
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BTW, annonymous redirect allows you to send mail from an e-mail address, without logging onto the mail server.
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Hi,

   You can create and Linux account as root like the following:
# useradd -u 9876 -g user -d /home -s /bin/false copier
# passwd copier
password: < password >
password again: < same password >

   This account with default shell /bin/false, so "copier" cannot login but it can send and retrieve emails.

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Wesly
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Venabili - did you not read the actual question?  

I object - wesley chen's advice is incorrect - adding a user will not help, and in fact is the very thing the original poster is trying to avoid (authenticating against the server before logging in).

>This account with default shell /bin/false, so "copier" cannot login but it can send and retrieve emails.

What?  Why bother to set a password if the user cannot login - you don't mean login, you mean "establish a command shell".

Apparently I misinterpreted what the original poster meant by "anonymous redirects".  S/he apparently needs his/her copier to be able to relay mail through sendmail.  This is easy enough, and has nothing to do with anything called "anonymous redirects" as far as I have ever heard.

The original poster simply needs to make sure the DaemonPortOptions directive(s) are set correctly in sendmail.cf (so that sendmail listens on the appropriate interface), and to make sure that the copier's IP is alowed for relaying (generally via the access.db file).

Given the tardiness of the above advice, I recommend reducing pts to 50 and awarding them to myself, or if a full pts refund is mandated simply due to the age of this question, that it be reduced to zero and PAQ'd...

Cheers,
-Jon


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I did. A few times :))

So what is your recommendation?
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