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NAME

       makesmtpaccess - Build ESMTP server access file

SYNOPSIS

       makesmtpaccess

       makesmtpaccess-msa

DESCRIPTION

       makesmtpaccess rebuilds the contents of the /etc/courier/smtpaccess.dat
       database from the contents of the files in the /etc/courier/smtpaccess
       directory. When the esmtpd script starts couriertcpd, the script
       specifies /etc/courier/smtpaccess.dat file to control access to the
       Courier mail server's ESMTP daemon. The makesmtpaccess script must be
       run before any changes in the /etc/courier/smtpaccess directory take
       effect.

       The couriertcpd(8)[1] manual page describes the general format of the
       access file.

       The default Courier mail server configuration uses the same access
       file, /etc/courier/smtpaccess.dat for both the regular ESMTP server,
       and the message submission server on port 587 (RFC 2476[2]). It is
       possible to use different access files. To do so, create a different
       access file, edit /etc/courier/esmtpd-msa, and set ACCESSFILE to the
       filename of the access file directory (the directory containing the
       plain text files, not the .dat file). Then, use makesmtpaccess-msa
       instead of makesmtpaccess to build the .dat file.

   The smtpaccess configuration file
       The couriertcpd(8)[1] manual page describes the generic format of the
       access file. The access file specifies what should be done with
       connections from defined IP address ranges. The basic choices are to
       accept or reject the connection. Also, the generic format of the access
       file allows arbitrary environment variables to be set based on the
       connection's remote IP address.

       The Courier mail server's ESMTPD server understands the following
       environment variables, which may be set in the access file:

       BLOCK
           If this variable is set to a non-empty value, all mail will be
           rejected for this connection. The contents of the environment
           variable will be used as the error message. This is not the same as
           the couriertcpd access file setting that immediately drops the
           connection. The incoming connection is accepted, but every message
           will be rejected.

       FAXRELAYCLIENT
           Allow the client to send faxes via the courierfax(8)[3] module.

               Note
               When ESMTP authentication is enabled, a successful
               authentication automatically sets FAXRELAYCLIENT.

       RELAYCLIENT
           Allow the client to relay mail.

               Note
               When ESMTP authentication is enabled, a successful
               authentication automatically sets RELAYCLIENT.

       The following options are typically set globally in the esmtpd
       configuration file, but may be overriden in the smtpaccess
       configuration file:

       BOFHCHECKDNS
           Do not check the return address's domain in DNS if this environment
           variable is set to 0. The default value of BOFHCHECKDNS is 1.

               Note
               Turning off the DNS check disables a number of options in the
               bofh configuration file. See courier(8)[4] for more
               information.

       BOFHCHECKHELO
           Set this variable to 1 to check the hostname argument to the ESMTP
           HELO/EHLO command, as follows:

           ·   A hostname that's actually an IP address, and is the same as
               the connecting ESMTP client's IP address, is valid.

           ·   Otherwise hostname should be a valid DNS name with MX and/or A
               records, with at least one record matching the connecting ESMTP
               client's IP address.

           ·   An ESMTP client with relaying privileges (either due to
               RELAYCLIENT explicitly set, or if it succesfully authenticates)
               may use anything for an EHLO/HELO. The EHLO/HELO argument
               coming from an authenticated/relaying client is not checked.

       BOFHNOEXPN
           Disable the EXPN command if this environment variable is set to 1.

       BOFHNOVRFY
           Disable the VRFY command if this environment variable is set to 1.

       Other useful environment variables are listed in the submit(8)[5]
       manual page.

SEE ALSO

       esmtpd(8)[6], couriertcpd(8)[1], submit(8)[5].

AUTHOR

       Sam Varshavchik
           Author

NOTES

        1. couriertcpd(8)
           [set $man.base.url.for.relative.links]/couriertcpd.html

        2. RFC 2476
           http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc2476.txt

        3. courierfax(8)
           [set $man.base.url.for.relative.links]/courierfax.html

        4. courier(8)
           [set $man.base.url.for.relative.links]/courier.html

        5. submit(8)
           [set $man.base.url.for.relative.links]/submit.html

        6. esmtpd(8)
           [set $man.base.url.for.relative.links]/esmtpd.html