Qmail Black Hole — Part II

My previous attempt at sending mail to /dev/null was not successful. The following actually works for me.

I created a new spameater account and have the extension address sent there. In /etc/qmail/users/assign:

=me-extension:spameater:UID:GID:/home/spameater:::

Once this was in place I ran ‘qmail-newu’. So far, so good.

The next step was to create a black hole .qmail file in /home/spameater:

# Throw messages away undelivered

To test this I did the following as a regular user:

mail -s "Qmail Black Hole" me-extension@domain.com < /dev/null

I reviewed /var/log/maillog and saw that the message was successfully 'delivered'. I also confirmed that spameater's Maildir tree contained no messages. So far, this solution looks acceptable.