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SUBMIT

SUBMIT

Section: Double Precision, Inc. (8) Updated: 02/19/2010
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NAME

submit - Submit a new message to the Courier mail server  

SYNOPSIS

/usr/bin/submit [-expn=address] [-vrfy=address] [-bcc] [-delay=n] {module} {"typehostid"}
 

DESCRIPTION

The submit program submits messages to the Courier mail server for processing. The submit program is not intended to be invoked by the end user. It is used by the Courier mail server input modules only. The submit program's global read and execute permissions are turned off, so that it can only be executed by a process that's a member of the daemon group. submit is installed in the /usr/lib/courier/courier directory.

submit always takes two command line arguments after any options:

module

This argument identifies the module that's running the submit command. It must be one of the module names that the Courier mail server knows about, such as local, or esmtp. This argument determines address rewriting rules.

"type; hostid"

This single argument identifies the source of the message, and must be suitable for the Remote-MTA: header in delivery status notifications, as specified by RFC 1894. For messages that are received via ESMTP, this argument is typically "dns; helohost (hostname [ip.address])".

The submit program takes the following options:

-expn=address

Do not accept a message, instead "expand" the given address. If the specified address matches a locally-defined alias, submit prints the addresses this address expands to. If the specified address does not match a locally-defined alias, the address is displayed by itself.

-vrvy=address

Do not accept a message, instead verify the given address. submit prints a suitable message and sets the exit code to indicate whether the specified address is valid, or not. If the address matches a local alias, submit will indicate a valid address, and exit. If the address does not match a local alias, submit checks if this address is deliverable by any output protocol module. If so, submit will indicate a valid address, and exit. Otherwise, submit prints a "User unknown" error message, and exits.

-bcc

If no recipients are given, obtain the list of recipients from Bcc: headers only. Normally, if no recipients are specified, submit reads the list of recipients from the To:, Cc: and Bcc: headers (Bcc: headers are always removed). The -bcc option ignores To: and Cc: headers for this purpose. This option is ignored if an explicit recipient list is specified (see below).

-delay=n

Wait n seconds before delivering the message. If not specified, delivery begins after waiting the amount of time specified by the /etc/courier/submitdelay configuration time (default: 0 seconds -- immediate delivery).
 

RESPONSES FROM SUBMIT

All replies from submit follow the format of SMTP responses, as defined in RFC822.

To summarize: the responses are one or more lines long. Every line in the response instead of the last one consists of a three-digit numerical code, a dash, then arbitrary text. The last line (or the only line of the response) starts with a three-digit numerical code, a single space, and arbitrary text. The first digit of the numerical code indicates whether the response indicates success, or failure. If the first digit is 5, the response indicates a permanent failure. If the first digit is 4, the response indicates a temporary failure (the message or the address should be resubmitted later). If the first digit is not 4 or 5, the response indicates success, or acceptance.  

MESSAGE SUBMISSION

Unless either -expn or -vrfy option is specified, submit reads the message envelope and contents from standard input, as follows. All input and output to submit consists of newline-terminated (NOT carriage return/newline terminated) lines of text.

submit reads the first line of text, which specifies the envelope sender address. The line is formatted as follows:

address<tab>format<tab>envid

<tab> is the ASCII tab character. The address may be an empty string, optionally followed by tab, then "format", another tab, then "envid".

format is one or more chatacters that specify delivery status notification processing, and other message options. The 'F' character specifies that delivery status notifications should include the entire message, 'H' specifies just the headers of the message should be included. Absence of either 'F' or 'H' specifies no preference. "S{keyword}" specifies the optional SECURITY extension keyword for this message. The 'V' character in format sets the VERP extension flag for this message.

envid is the original message envelope ID, that will be shown on any delivery status notifications. NOTE: envid must be specified using xtext encoding (see the relevant RFCs).

After reading the first line of text, submit prints a response (see "RESPONSES FROM SUBMIT", above). If the response is a failure, submit terminates immediately. Otherwise, submit then reads one or more envelope recipients.

Each envelope recipient is read as a single non-empty line of text, formatted as follows:

address<tab>dsn<tab>orecipient

address is a non-empty recipient E-mail address, optionally followed by the tab character, then zero or more characters specifying dsn, then a tab character, then the orecipient value.

dsn is zero or more of the following characters: S - send a delivery status notification upon a successful delivery to this address, F - send a DSN upon a failed delivery, D - send a DSN upon a mail delay, N - never send a DSN. orecipient is the "Original Recipient", as specified in RFC1894, using xtext encoding.

submit will print a response to each recipient (see "RESPONSES FROM SUBMIT", above). If at least one recipient address has been succesfully specified, a blank line is read to specify end of recipient list, which is followed by the entire message, headers and body.

A single blank line terminates the list of recipients. That is followed by the message itself, until end of file.

The blank line can be present before even a the first recipient is specified. If so, submit obtains the list of recipient from the message's headers.

submit reads the message headers and body until end-of-file. Then, submit prints a response (see above), indicating whether or not the message was accepted for delivery, and terminates.  

ADDRESS REWRITING

Each recipient address (whether specified explicitly, or obtained from the message headers), will be rewritten according to the rewriting rules specified by the input module. Each address in the headers of the message will also be rewritten.

After rewriting each recipient address, submit will search the aliases.dat file for this address, to see if it represents a locally defined alias. Submit searches /usr/lib/courier/courier/modules/module/aliases.dat and /etc/courier/aliases.dat (actual locations may be changed by the system administrator). If the address is found, the recipient address will be replaced by the addresses defined in the aliases.dat file.  

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

submit also reads the following environment variables to further specify how the message is to be processed:

BLOCK

If this variable is set to a non-empty value, submit will reject every recipient (in effect, rejecting the message). The contents of the environment variable will be used as the error message.

BOFHBADMIME

Specifies how a message with illegal MIME headers is handled. The possible values of this environment variable are: "wrap" (default) - reformat the message as an attachment that must be handled separately; "reject" - reject the message; "accept" - accept the message.

DSNENVID

If envid is not specified, or is blank, and this environment variable is defined, the contents of this variable is used as the original envelope id field for DSNs. Note that DSNENVID is copied verbatim into the Original-Envelope-Id field (if the message is relayed to another MTA, the Courier mail server automatically xtext-encodes it).

DSNNOTIFY

If the dsn field for a recipient is empty, the contents of this environment variable is used in its place. Also, if the recipient list is read from the headers, the contents of this environment variable are used to set the dsn setting.

DSNRET

If the format field for this message is empty, the contents of this environment variable is used in its place.

NOADDDATE

Normally the Courier mail server adds a Date: header to the message, if it does not have one. If this environment variable is set, the Courier mail server will not add a Date: header.

NOADDMSGID

Normally the Courier mail server adds a Message-Id: header to the message, if it does not have it. If this environment variable is set, the Courier mail server will not add a Message-Id: header.

MIME

Normally the Courier mail server adds any missing RFC2045 headers to the message. The MIME environment variable can be set to the following values: none - do not do any RFC2045 processing whatsoever; 7bit - if the message contains any 8-bit text, convert it to quoted-printable encoding; 8bit -if the message contains any quoted-printable encoded text that can be representing as 8bit-encoded text, then convert it to 8bit encoding.
 

SEE ALSO

m[blue]courierpop3d(8)m[][1], m[blue]couriertcpd(8)m[][2], m[blue]authlib(7)m[][3].  

NOTES

1.
courierpop3d(8)
[set $man.base.url.for.relative.links]/courierpop3d.html
2.
couriertcpd(8)
[set $man.base.url.for.relative.links]/couriertcpd.html
3.
authlib(7)
[set $man.base.url.for.relative.links]/authlib.html


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RESPONSES FROM SUBMIT
MESSAGE SUBMISSION
ADDRESS REWRITING
ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
SEE ALSO
NOTES

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Time: 22:02:27 GMT, April 16, 2011