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qmail-smtpd(8) FreeBSD System Manager's Manual qmail-smtpd(8)

qmail-smtpd - receive mail via SMTP


qmail-smtpd receives mail messages via the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) and invokes qmail-queue to deposit them into the outgoing queue. qmail-smtpd must be supplied several environment variables; see tcp-environ(5).
qmail-smtpd is responsible for counting hops. It rejects any message with 100 or more Received or Delivered-To header fields.
qmail-smtpd supports ESMTP, including the 8BITMIME and PIPELINING options.

qmail-smtpd converts the SMTP newline convention into the UNIX newline convention by converting CR LF into LF. It returns a temporary error and drops the connection on bare LFs; see
qmail-smtpd accepts messages that contain long lines or non-ASCII characters, even though such messages violate the SMTP protocol.

Unacceptable envelope sender addresses. qmail-smtpd will reject every recipient address for a message if the envelope sender address is listed in badmailfrom. A line in badmailfrom may be of the form @host, meaning every address at host.
Maximum number of bytes allowed in a message, or 0 for no limit. Default: 0. If a message exceeds this limit, qmail-smtpd returns a permanent error code to the client; in contrast, if the disk is full or qmail-smtpd hits a resource limit, qmail-smtpd returns a temporary error code.
databytes counts bytes as stored on disk, not as transmitted through the network. It does not count the qmail-smtpd Received line, the qmail-queue Received line, or the envelope.
If the environment variable DATABYTES is set, it overrides databytes.
Replacement host name for local IP addresses. Default: me, if that is supplied. qmail-smtpd is responsible for recognizing dotted-decimal addresses for the current host. When it sees a recipient address of the form box@[d.d.d.d], where d.d.d.d is a local IP address, it replaces [d.d.d.d] with localiphost. This is done before rcpthosts.
Extra allowed RCPT domains. If rcpthosts and morercpthosts both exist, morercpthosts is effectively appended to rcpthosts.
You must run qmail-newmrh whenever morercpthosts changes.
Rule of thumb for large sites: Put your 50 most commonly used domains into rcpthosts, and the rest into morercpthosts.
Allowed RCPT domains. If rcpthosts is supplied, qmail-smtpd will reject any envelope recipient address with a domain not listed in rcpthosts.
Exception: If the environment variable RELAYCLIENT is set, qmail-smtpd will ignore rcpthosts, and will append the value of RELAYCLIENT to each incoming recipient address.
rcpthosts may include wildcards:
Envelope recipient addresses without @ signs are always allowed through.
SMTP greeting message. Default: me, if that is supplied; otherwise qmail-smtpd will refuse to run. The first word of smtpgreeting should be the current host's name.
Number of seconds qmail-smtpd will wait for each new buffer of data from the remote SMTP client. Default: 1200.

tcp-env(1), tcp-environ(5), qmail-control(5), qmail-inject(8), qmail-newmrh(8), qmail-queue(8), qmail-remote(8)

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