292902Re: Reporting redirects - API call similar to "sendmail -bv"
- May 1, 2013On 01/05/13 15:31, Wietse Venema wrote:
>I want to report the value of 30 or 40 redirects in a single web page.
> Is there any problem with using "sendmail -bv"? The output format
> (the second and thord part) is meant to be machine-readable.
I want to generate that report when someone requests that web page,
since they'll do it immediately after updating someone's details to see
if they got it right.
I guess I could generate the "sendmail -bv" requests, and parse them,
and dump the resulting mapping back in a database table along with the
"last updated" showing when it was processed.
But it all feels a bit unsynchronized and inelegant...
Ah - also looks like "sendmail -bv" triggers address verification each
time (which makes sense as that is part of how I decide to accept an
email for delivery). Thus that approach is potentially going to generate
too many address verification probes.
Obviously "sendmail -bv" is potentially a "better answer" than calling
the SQL query directly since Postfix "knows" more, but looks like
calling the SQL it is.
Secondary question - can I force the output of "sendmail -bv" to go to a
specific email address - seems always to go to the invoker - e.g. can I
easily send this to the end users email address (which I know). Since an
option to get a delivery report might help keep them happy even if it is
rarely used. Especially as it includes output from the verification probe.
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