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A general-purpose mail filtering daemon for Sendmail and Postfix.

Mailfromd is a general-purpose mail filtering daemon for Sendmail and Postfix. It is able to filter both incoming and outgoing messages using criteria of arbitrary complexity, supplied by the administrator in the form of a script file. The program interfaces with Sendmail using Milter protocol. Mailfromd provides the following basic features: flexible programming language for writing filter scripts, sender address verification, SPF, DNSBL, greylisting and whitelisting, controlling mail sending rate.


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Download version 8.1 (stable)
released on 13 December 2016

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License:GPLDeborah Nicholson10 March 2008
License:GPLv3orlaterDeborah Nicholson10 March 2008

Leaders and contributors

Sergey Poznyakoff Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

Required to buildSendmail
Required to buildGDBM
Required to buildBerkeley DB
Required to buildGNU Mailutils

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 1 March 2017.


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