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Re: BCC in access type

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  • Wietse Venema
    ... Oh, and I forgot to mention, it also can t be used in the smtpd_end_of_data_restrictions. ... As documented in the HISTORY FILE, this is a bad feature, and
    Message 1 of 4 , Oct 3, 2011
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      Ram:
      > On 10/01/2011 06:43 PM, Wietse Venema wrote:
      > > Ram:
      > >> According to access Manpage
      > >> http://www.postfix.org/access.5.html
      > >>
      > >> The BCC option for a access lookup is not supported. When will
      > >> support for BCC be added ?
      > > According to the HISTORY file:
      > >
      > > 20070405
      > >
      > > Feature: BCC access/policy action, to demonstrate that this
      > > is not a good feature. The action's behavior is non-intuitive
      > > and requires too much documentation to explain. It's
      > > therefore snapshot only. File: smtpd/smtpd_check.c.
      > >
      > > Among the limitations are: the BCC access/policy action can't be
      > > used in the before-smtpd_proxy_filter smtpd process, and it can't
      > > be used with smtpd_delay_reject=no before the MAIL FROM command
      > > (these limitations also apply to FILTER, HOLD, DISCARD, REDIRECT).

      Oh, and I forgot to mention, it also can't be used in the
      smtpd_end_of_data_restrictions.

      > > These limitations don't exist with recipient/sender_bcc_maps;
      > > every match will add a BCC recipient. The differences between
      > > _bcc_maps and BCC in access maps make the feature non-intuitive.
      > >
      > > And intuitive it has to be, because many people assume that Postfix
      > > documentation is as useless as other documentation.
      >
      > Is there a patch file available for 2.8.2 :-)

      As documented in the HISTORY FILE, this is a bad feature, and it
      is not available for the stable release.

      Wietse
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