7.5. MAIL FROM

The MAIL FROM script allows verification of the sender.

7.5.1. Variables

Variable Type Read-only Description
$arguments array yes Context/hook arguments
$connection array yes Connection/session bound
$transaction array yes Transaction bound
$context any no Connection bound user-defined (default none)

7.5.1.1. Arguments

Array item Type Example Description
sender string “test@example.org” Sender address (envelope), lowercase
address array [“localpart” => “test”...] Sender address (envelope)
params array [“SIZE” => “2048”, ... ] Sender parameters to the envelope address

7.5.1.2. Connection

Array item Type Example Description
remoteip string “192.168.1.11” IP address of the connected client
remoteport number 41666 TCP port of connected client
localip string “10.0.0.1” IP address of the server
localport number 25 TCP port of the server
serverid string “inbound” ID of the server
helo array   HELO information (not always available)
tls array   TLS information (if TLS was started)
auth array   AUTH information (not always available)

7.5.1.2.1. HELO

Array item Type Example Description
verb string “EHLO” HELO or EHLO command
host string “mail.example.com” HELO hostname

7.5.1.2.2. TLS

Array item Type Example Description
protocol string “TLSv1.3” The protocol
cipher string “ECDHE-RSA-AES256-SHA384” The cipher
keysize number 256 The keysize
peercert array   The peer certificate (if provided by the client)
7.5.1.2.2.1. Peercert
Array item Type Example Description
x509 X509Resource   An X509Resource to be used with the X509 class
error number 18 The peer certificate validation error (see OpenSSLs SSL_get_verify_result(3))

7.5.1.2.3. AUTH

Array item Type Example Description
mechanism string “PLAIN” SASL mechanism (always in uppercase)
username string “mailuser” SASL username (not always available)

7.5.1.3. Transaction

Array item Type Example Description
id string “18c190a3-93f-47d7-bd...” ID of the transaction

7.5.1.3.1. Address

Array item Type Example Description
localpart string “test” Local part of address
domain string “example.org” Domain part of address

7.5.2. Functions

mailfrom.Accept([options])

Accept the MAIL FROM command (sender). Optionally change the sender accepted, which is written back to $transaction.

Parameters:options (array) – an options array
Returns:doesn’t return, script is terminated

The following options are available in the options array.

  • sender (string or array) Change the sender email address, either as a string or an associative array with a localpart and domain. The default is the address argument.
  • reason (string) The reason to report. The default is a system generated message.
  • reply_codes (array) The array may contain code (number) and enhanced (array of three numbers). The default is pre-defined.

Note

This function changes the sender for all recipients. To change sender per recipient change the sender in the EOD context when queuing a recipient.

mailfrom.Reject([reason[, options]])

Reject the MAIL FROM command (sender) with a permanent (554) error.

Parameters:
  • reason (string or array) – reject message with reason
  • options (array) – an options array
Returns:

doesn’t return, script is terminated

The following options are available in the options array.

  • disconnect (boolean) Disconnect the client. The default is false.
  • reply_codes (array) The array may contain code (number) and enhanced (array of three numbers). The default is pre-defined.
mailfrom.Defer([reason[, options]])

Defer the MAIL FROM command (sender) with a temporary (450) error.

Parameters:
  • reason (string or array) – defer message with reason
  • options (array) – an options array
Returns:

doesn’t return, script is terminated

The following options are available in the options array.

  • disconnect (boolean) Disconnect the client. The default is false.
  • reply_codes (array) The array may contain code (number) and enhanced (array of three numbers). The default is pre-defined.
mailfrom.GetMailQueueMetric([options])

Return metric information about the mail queue, it can be used to enforce quotas.

Parameters:options (array) – options array
Return type:number

The following options are available in the options array.

  • metric (string) Metric to be returned; count or bytes. The default is count.
  • filter (array) Any of the available filters, see below. The default is no filters.

The following filters are available in the filters array.

Type Example
remoteip $connection[“remoteip”]
saslusername $connection[“auth”][“username”]
sender $transaction[“sender”]
senderdomain $transaction[“senderaddress”][“domain”]
recipient $transaction[“recipients”][0][“recipient”]
recipientdomain $transaction[“recipients”][0][“address”][“domain”]
transportid $transaction[“recipients”][0][“transportid”]
retry 1
metadata.x any metadata
$queuesize = GetMailQueueMetric(
        [
                "metric" => "bytes",
                "filter" => [
                        "senderdomain" => ["example.com" , "example.net"],
                        "transportid" => "mailtransport:2"
                ]
        ]
) / 1024 / 1024;
if ($queuesize > 500) {
        Defer("Current queue for mailtransport:2 exceeds 500 MiB");
}

Note

If multiple filters of the same type are given using array notation, any of them may match.

7.5.3. On script error

On script error Defer() is called.

7.5.4. On implicit termination

If not explicitly terminated then Accept() is called.