Whitelist not working...

Antony Stone Antony at SOFT-SOLUTIONS.CO.UK
Mon Jul 7 17:39:29 IST 2003

On Monday 07 July 2003 5:29 pm, Kevin Miller wrote:

> What address does the whitelist use to permit ham through?
> This is a snippet from my whitelist:
> /etc/MailScanner/rules/spam.whitelist.rules
>         From:           *@alaskaair.com         yes
>         FromOrTo:       default                 no
> so I should be allowing mail from alaskaair.com through, but it's getting
> forwarded to the quarantine account.  Here's the headers from one of them:

(headers snipped)

> The from line says alaskaair.com, but the reply to is
> mailserv.directserv.com, and the sending host was actually
> aiappprd1.adinfonitum.com (although the sendmail headers indicated it
> connected as airemote3.aif1.com) so what domain do I want to whitelist?

MailScanner goes by the envelope addresses in the SMTP connection (MAIL FROM:
and RCPT TO:), not by anything in the headers of the email itself.

You need to find out what the sending server says after MAIL FROM: and then
use that in your whitelist.




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