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mvillase
Level 7

Configuring MEG to block mail when an specific number recipients is exceded.

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Hi all, how can I configure MEG to block a mail when an specific number of recipients is exceded? I tried  Maximum number of recipients before a failure response is given option but only send a "RCPT TO >  452 Too many recipients" and it is not enough to block some spammers.

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Thanks for your help.

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mdnramos
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Re: Configuring MEG to block mail when an specific number recipients is exceded.

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Currently there is no way to have the appliance accept and drop (silent close) data when a message exceeds the maximum number of recipients, it will always reply witht the 452 error. A change to this would be deemed an enhancement request.

You can find the procedure to make such a request here.

Hope this helps.

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mdnramos
Level 11

Re: Configuring MEG to block mail when an specific number recipients is exceded.

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At this stage of the conversation the appliance has not been able to determine if the email is spam or not, so it would not be a good idea to drop out of the conversation silently in case the request is genuine. The appliance will make use of its sender authentication features and anti-spam measures to determine the best course of action at a later stage in the conversation (first it needs to look at all the recipient data to make a decision whether it should relay the message).

Hope this helps.

mvillase
Level 7

Re: Configuring MEG to block mail when an specific number recipients is exceded.

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Thanks for your quick answer, I understand you, actually this is a demo requirement, where the client want to block any email when there are more than 100 recipients.

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mdnramos
Level 11

Re: Configuring MEG to block mail when an specific number recipients is exceded.

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Currently there is no way to have the appliance accept and drop (silent close) data when a message exceeds the maximum number of recipients, it will always reply witht the 452 error. A change to this would be deemed an enhancement request.

You can find the procedure to make such a request here.

Hope this helps.