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ezmlm-reject(1)		    General Commands Manual	       ezmlm-reject(1)

       ezmlm-reject - reject messages unsuitable for distribution

       ezmlm-reject [ -bBcChFfHqQsStT ][ dir ]

       ezmlm-reject  reads a mail message from its standard input.  It rejects
       the message if it sees something	it doesn't like.

       If the message has either a ``Precedence:  junk''  or  a	 ``Precedence:
       bulk'' header, ezmlm-reject exits 99 causing the	message	to be ignored.
       This causes replies from	(some) vacation	programs to be ignored.

       If dir is specified, ezmlm-reject reads dir/msgsize for a maximum:mini-
       mum  message  body size in bytes. Either	number will be ignored if 0 or
       omitted.	 ezmlm-reject will also	look  for  dir/mimereject  and	either
       dir/mimekeep  or	dir/mimeremove.	 If dir/mimereject exists, Messages of
       the Content-Types specified or with MIME	parts of these types  will  be
       rejected.  If dir/mimekeep exists, ezmlm-reject will reject messages of
       Content-Types other than	what is	specified.  Otherwise  if  dir/mimere-
       move  exists,  ezmlm-reject  will  reject messages of the Content-Types
       specified. These	content-types will be accepted as parts	of a composite
       MIME message. They will be stripped out later by	ezmlm-send(1).

       ezmlm-reject  will  exit	 100  (permanent error)	for rejections.	If the
       list address is not in the message ``To:'' or ``Cc:'' headers  and  the
       -t  switch  is  active, the exit	code is	100 or 99, depending on	the -q
       switch (see below).  If you would like to forward messages  instead  of
       rejecting them, you can into the	appropriate .qmail file	put:

	    |condredirect newaddress except /path/ezmlm-reject DIR

       Now  rejected posts will	go to this address, and	the recipient can take
       appropriate action.

       ezmlm-reject reads dir/copylines	to determine how  many	lines  of  the
       original	 message  to  copy into	the outgoing message.  If this file is
       empty or	not present, a value of	0 is presumed, meaning that  only  the
       header is copied.

       If  dir/qmqpservers exists, ezmlm-reject	will use qmail-qmqp(1) to send

       -b     Reject the message if the	message	body starts  ``subscribe''  or
	      ``unsubscribe''.	If  the	 -c switch is specified, messages will
	      also be rejected if the subject starts with these	words.

       -B     (Default.)  Do not reject	 messages  starting  ``subscribe''  or

       -c     (Default.)   Commands  are not permitted in the Subject line.  A
	      Subject line consisting solely of	HELP,  REMOVE,	SUBSCRIBE,  or
	      UNSUBSCRIBE is rejected.

       -C     Commands are permitted in	the subject line.

       -f     Forward all messages having a command as the subject line	to the
	      list's -request address for processing.  This is only  effective
	      if -c is also set.

       -F     (Default.)  Do not forward command messages.

       -h     (Default).   Reject  message if dir is set, dir/headerreject ex-
	      ists, and	any of the headers in that file	occur in  the  header.
	      Mailing-List  headers  of	other mailing list managers can	be put
	      into this	file, one per line, to prevent processing of  messages
	      from other mailing lists.	 dir must be specified.

	      A	 reasonable set	of headers would be: ``Mailing-List'', ``X-ml-
	      name'',  ``ml-name'',``X-loop'',``X-listprocessor-version'',``X-
	      mailing-list''. Case is not important.

       -H     Ignore dir/headerreject.

       -q     Quiet.  If  the message due to the lack of the list address (see
	      -t) is not accepted, this	is logged but no error message is sent
	      to the sender.

       -q     Quiet. If	a message due to the lack of the list address (see -t)
	      is not accepted, the message is silently ignored.

       -Q     (Default.)  Not quiet. If	a message due to the lack of the  list
	      address  (see  -t) is not	accepted, the sender is	notified by an
	      error message.

       -s     (Default.)  A nonempty Subject line is required.

       -S     A	Subject	line is	not required.

       -t     (Default.)  Reject messages that do not have the list address in
	      the  ``To:'' or ``Cc:'' header(s).  ezmlm-reject needs access to
	      dir/outhost and  dir/outlocal  to	 check	this.  This  check  is
	      silently	omitted	 if  dir is not	specified, to assure backwards
	      compatibility with existing ezmlm	lists.

       -T     Do not require the  list	address	 in  the  ``To:''  or  ``Cc:''

       ezmlm-reject does not handle rfc822 comments in ``Content-Type:'' lines
       if present before the type or boundary.	This could be used  to	defeat
       the MIME	rejection function.  OTOH, this	function is intended to	reduce
       garbage,	not guarantee its elimination.

       Since the MIME parser doesn't decode inner MIME layers of a multipart/*
       message,	 mimeremove  and  mimereject will be applied to	the outer MIME
       layer only.

       ezmlm-send(1), qmail-command(8)



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