get a copy of rejected message

Benedict White Benedict.White at
Tue Mar 12 14:19:57 CET 2019

I don't believe that is possible.

Postfix has to accept the message (and close the connection to the SMTP client) before the email gets to AmavisD.

As such a rejection message to the client (as opposed to an NDR) isn't possible once it has been passed to AmavisD.

Kind Regards, 

Benedict White


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-----Original Message-----
From: amavis-users [ at] On Behalf Of Patrick Proniewski
Sent: 12 March 2019 13:10
To: amavis-users at
Subject: get a copy of rejected message


I'm using amavisd as a before-queue-content-filter with postfix, so that I can reject immediately spams before they enter the mail queue. I'm pretty sure it's not possible, but decided to ask anyway in case I'm wrong :)
-> is it possible to tell amavisd to reject the message AND to send a copy of it to a dedicated address?

That would be like quarantine to an email address but with reject status to the smtp client.

Any idea?


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