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Blocking distribution lists....

Blocking distribution lists....

Blocking distribution lists....

(OP)
Doe anyone know an easy way to block people sending internet mail to a GroupWise distribution group?  I have a few distribution groups and don't want them available over the internet.  I'm looking for a switch I can use to remove them from being available as valid internet addresses?  Any thought would be appreciated.

david e
*end users are just like computers, some you can work with...others just need a simple reBOOTing to fix their problems.*

RE: Blocking distribution lists....

David,
You can goto GWIA properties in the GW View, pick 'Access Control', 'Create' - new class of service (give it a name), in tab 'SMTP Incoming' click on Prevent incoming messages. You can also do the same  in tabs 'SMTP Outgoing, IMAP4 & POP3. Then click OK, click on Distribution Lists tab, highlight the one you want, click Add>>, then OK.  That should do it.

Good Luck,

Mark  

RE: Blocking distribution lists....

(OP)
Mark,
     That was what I thought to but when I add the Distribution group in the Class of Service, it denies all e-mail to the members of the Distribution group + the distribution list itself (more than what I wanted).  Reading the information regarding Access Control it states...."the class that applies is the one that allows the most privileges.  

it then goes on to describe the hierarchy

Membership through a distribution list...

the default class of service membership
domain membership
post office membership.


Under normal circumstances I really wouldn't care but I have someone playing games with my distribution groups and likes to send SPAM to them.  I would like to remove them (the groups only) from receiving internet e-mail.



david e
*end users are just like computers, some you can work with...others just need a simple reBOOTing to fix their problems.*

RE: Blocking distribution lists....

I think you need to go under the GWIA properties, SMTP tab, address handling tab and uncheck the expand groups on incoming messages.

RE: Blocking distribution lists....

(OP)
Tried it both ways and it didn't work.  I've created a group and placed my ID in the group.  Once I place the group in the class of service and deny SMTP inbound I get mail bounced back.  If I check under Access Testing my own account it lists me Denied for receiving SMTP mail.  Any other thoughts would be appreciated.

david e
*end users are just like computers, some you can work with...others just need a simple reBOOTing to fix their problems.*

RE: Blocking distribution lists....

See if there is a /GROUP switch in the GWIA.CFG You also have to take down and restart the GWIA for the change to take hold (see TIDs 10018446 and 10008141 at Novell).

RE: Blocking distribution lists....

(OP)
rjs,
     Can't thank you enough, that did the trick.  Thanks for steering me in the right direction.
  

david e
*end users are just like computers, some you can work with...others just need a simple reBOOTing to fix their problems.*

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