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What`s that?

qmail-spp adds plugin support to qmail`s SMTP daemon (qmail-smtpd). 
It`s written entirely in C using native qmail libraries, so it does not create any dependencies.

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 Why should I use it?

qmail-spp has been written because currently there is no common way of enhancing qmail-smtpd`s functionality apart of patches which usually are not compatible one with other and require recompilation. In addition, qmail-spp gives you possibility of enhancing your mail server in any language, so you can easily integrate it with anything you want. 

How does it work?

Plugins are external programs which are executed after processing SMTP command, but just before accepting it by qmail - this lets you to add extra checks on commands` arguments before accepting it - for instance you can check envelope recipient address against your "black list".

Plugins can be written in any language, because they are independent programs. They:

    should not read anything from standard input,
    can print commands on standard output,
    should print all errors to standard error (they are logged),
    should not exit with error code 120.

All required data (as HELO host, last RCPT address, etc.) can be retrieved from environmental variables. 

Which SMTP commands can be enhanced this way?

HELO/EHLO, MAIL, RCPT, DATA and (if supported) AUTH. There is also one pseudo-event triggered just after client connection.

Regarding DATA: you can't run plugins which filter message content, you can only do something else than standard 354 go ahead - this may be useful for e.g. greylisting. 

What environmental variables are set by qmail-spp?
Name    Description
SMTPHELOHOST    argument of 'HELO/EHLO' command
SMTPMAILFROM    argument of 'MAIL' command
SMTPRCPTTO      argument of last 'RCPT' command
SMTPRCPTCOUNT   how many times has 'RCPT' command been accepted
SMTPRCPTCOUNTALL        as above, but counts all issued 'RCPT' commands
SMTPRCPTHOSTSOK rcpthosts check was successful (1) or not (0)

Remark for SMTPRCPTCOUNT* variables: SMTPRCPTCOUNT is incremented after accepting the recipient by your plugin, and SMTPRCPTCOUNTALL is incremented before asking the plugin if the recipient should be accepted. This means that usually you will observe SMTPRCPTCOUNT=0 and SMTPRCPTCOUNTALL=1 in your plugin after first RCPT command.

And if SMTP AUTH is supported:
Name    Description
SMTPAUTHUSER    user name of authorized SMTP client
SMTPAUTHMETHOD  used SMTP authorization method

You should probably also take a look at if you use tcpserver (from ucspi-tcp package).
What environmental variables can I use to control qmail-spp?
Name    Description
NOSPP   if set, qmail-spp won't run in this session
SPPCONFFILE     if set, specifies alternative configuration file (instead of standard "control/smtpplugins")

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