qconfirm - Control through email
How to configure control through email
The qconfirm program provides a command line interface to control qconfirm. If you don't usually use shell access to the machine qconfirm is running on, you can use the qconfirm-control program as email interface to the qconfirm program. For example the user floyd is running qconfirm for the mail address firstname.lastname@example.org. He is running the qconfirm-control program as email interface at the mail address email@example.com through the dot-qmail file ~/.qmail-qconfirm-control-default.
To see the current list of pending envelope sender addresses, floyd simply sends an empty mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. He then receives a message like this:
Subject: qconfirm list From: "The qconfirm program" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org qconfirm list | sort -r 2002-11-13_13:44:44 email@example.com 2002-11-13_11:17:52 firstname.lastname@example.org 2002-11-13_09:15:42 email@example.com 2002-11-13_06:42:15 firstname.lastname@example.org 2002-11-13_05:36:14 email@example.com 2002-11-13_05:02:17 firstname.lastname@example.org ...Now floyd decides to manually confirm the envelope sender address email@example.com, to add the currently unknown address firstname.lastname@example.org to the list of known addresses, and to silently drop a message from the envelope sender address email@example.com. He simply replies to the message he's received from the qconfirm-control program like this:
To: The qconfirm program <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: qconfirm list On Wed, Nov 13, 2002 at 03:11:45PM -0000, The qconfirm program wrote: > qconfirm list | sort -r > 2002-11-13_13:44:44 email@example.com drop > 2002-11-13_05:36:14 firstname.lastname@example.org accept email@example.com thanks. > 2002-11-13_05:02:17 firstname.lastname@example.orgThe qconfirm-control program then processes the message, runs the qconfirm program on floyd's request and sends an acknowledgement message to email@example.com:
Subject: qconfirm control From: "The qconfirm program" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com > On Wed, Nov 13, 2002 at 03:13:26PM -0000, The qconfirm program wrote: unknown command. > > qconfirm list | sort -r > > 2002-11-13_13:44:44 firstname.lastname@example.org > drop email@example.com: drop. > > 2002-11-13_05:36:14 firstname.lastname@example.org > accept email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org: confirm. email@example.com: ok. > thanks. Removing temporary authorization. Stopping processing here.
qconfirm-check is running for the mail address <firstname.lastname@example.org> through the dot-qmail file ~floyd/.qmail. qconfirm for this address should be controlled by email@example.com through the email address firstname.lastname@example.org which is handled by the dot-qmail file ~floyd/.qmail-qconfirm-control-default.
Create this dot-qmail file and the .qconfirm/control directory as the user floyd now, and tell qconfirm-control that email@example.com is the owner who is authorized to control qconfirm:
$ mkdir ~/.qconfirm/control $ echo '|envdir .qconfirm/conf qconfirm-control' >~/.qmail-qconfirm-control-default $ echo 'firstname.lastname@example.org' >~/.qconfirm/conf/QCONTROL_OWNERYou need to adapt the dot-qmail filename if you use virtualdomains.
Test the qconfirm-control program by sending a mail to email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org should receive a mail message listing currently pending envelope sender addresses.
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