240637Re: Auto Reply - user account disabled
- Jul 1, 2008jeff donovan:
>Unfortunately, having your server send email would be a bad idea.
> On Jul 1, 2008, at 9:42 AM, Wietse Venema wrote:
> > jeff donovan:
> >> Greetings
> >> How would I send an auto reply message that a users account has been
> >> disabled?
> >> example.
> >> incoming message for ' oldusername@... '
> >> bounce
> >> send message " I'm sorry that username is no longer valid "
> > You get this for free, by removing the account from the system.
> yes, thats what i told my people it's called a bounce. however they
> would like me to create a nice message to send to the people.
On today's internet your server would be harassing people about
email that they did not send, and if your server sends out enough
of such email, your server might even become blacklisted.
So the safe solution is to remove the account and let the remote
machine inform the sender.
For the users that no longer exist, you could set up an access
table with rules like this:
...anti-spam measures here...
user@... 554 5.1.1 This account is no longer active
> >> or
> >> send message " oldusername has a new address "
> > See: http://www.postfix.org/postconf.5.html#relocated_maps
> > Wietse
> >> insights and flames welcome
> >> -jeff
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