Mailing List Message #12186
From: Neil Herber <>
Subject: Re: Backup SIMS spamtraps Revisited
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 14:42:16 -0500
To: SIMS Discussions <>
It is rumored that on or about 2002-12-09 12:19 PM -0700, Warren Michelsen wrote as follows:
Since this is a backup MTA, the router entries are of the form: = =

The address will never become local, since there are no accounts (other than administrative) on this SIMS box.

From the SIMS docs (edited):

Foreign Aliasing

Foreign Alias records contains a full name in the angle brackets and the Router scans them when it processes every address (not only the addresses with an empty domain name part).

    <> = sales-client1

The wildcard symbol (*) can be used only in the local part of the full account name (i.e. it can be used before the @ sign).

So you cannot wildcard the domain. You must use these entries BEFORE your regular foreign aliasing (or use the foreign aliased domains AFTER the foreign aliasing).

<> = spamtrap
<> = spamtrap
<> = spamtrap


Neil Herber, RGD
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Eton Systems, 15 Pinepoint Drive, Nepean, ON, Canada K2H 6B1
Tel: (613) 829-4668

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