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FILTER actions in access or header/body tables

The above filtering configurations are static. Mail that follows a given path is either always filtered or it is never filtered. As of Postfix 2.0 you can also turn on content filtering on the fly.

To turn on content filtering with an access(5) table rule:

    whatever       FILTER foo:bar

To turn on content filtering with a header_checks(5) or body_checks(5) table pattern:

    /whatever/     FILTER foo:bar

You can do this in smtpd access maps as well as the cleanup server's header/body_checks. This feature must be used with great care: you must disable all the UCE features in the after-filter smtpd and cleanup daemons or else you will have a content filtering loop.


  • FILTER actions from smtpd access maps and header/body_checks take precedence over filters specified with the content_filter parameter.

  • If a message triggers more than one filter action, only the last one takes effect.

  • The same content filter is applied to all the recipients of a given message.

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