Disable VRFY 8.7.11

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Sean225
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Disable VRFY 8.7.11

Postby Sean225 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:37 pm

I would like to disable SMTP "VRFY" in Zimbra, I have 8.7.11 running. I have found one post on this forum on this topic, with no replies. So I wonder, is this even possible?


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Gren Elliot
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Re: Disable VRFY 8.7.11

Postby Gren Elliot » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:03 am

The underlying postfix MTA does support disabling it:

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postconf -d |grep vrf
disable_vrfy_command = no


Suggest submitting a request at https://bugzilla.zimbra.com/ to get this fully supported by Zimbra.

Also some interesting discussion at https://community.tenable.com/thread/6398
Postfix don't allow to specify a response code for EXPN or VRFY commands, it allow to make them "no operational" (smtpd_noop_commands = vrfy, expn) and allow to disable vrfy (disable_vrfy_command = yes).

In both case, Posfix will send a 250, without any answer. You could try anything, Postfix will always reply 250 OK.

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