SPF support

Jan-Peter Koopmann Jan-Peter.Koopmann at SECEIDOS.DE
Thu Jan 29 01:16:56 GMT 2004

Hi Julian,

I was having a look at spf (http://spf.pobox.com) which I personally think is a great idea. I setup everything in exim, got the spf support to work and was pretty happy with myself until I had a look at the maillog:

Jan 29 02:13:40 proxy.intern.seceidos.de MailScanner[95138]: Batch: Ignoring invalid queue file for message 1Am0ft-0000qI-0M-H

I suppose this is because the spf procedure is adding several additional acls thich get reported in the queue file. MailScanner obviously checks the syntax but fails. Could you have a look at this? IMHO additional queue file tags should pose no problem to MailScanner.

Here is the contents of one queue file:

root 0 0
1075338514 0
-helo_name mx02.nic.name
-host_name mx02.nic.name
-ident nobody
-received_protocol smtp
-acl 17 78
proxy.intern.seceidos.de: domain of  does not designate permitted sender hosts
-acl 18 7
-acl 19 706
result="unknown" smtp_comment="SPF: domain of sender mx02.nic.name does not designate mailers" header_comment="proxy.intern.seceidos
.de: domain of  does not designate permitted sender hosts" guess="pass" smtp_guess="Please see http://spf.pobox.com/why.html?sender=
mx02.nic.name&ip= mx02.nic.name A" header_guess="seems reasonable for mx02
.nic.name to mail through" guess_tf="pass" smtp_tf="Please see http://spf.pobox.com/why.html?sender=mx02.nic.name&ip=198
.41.1.56&receiver=proxy.intern.seceidos.de: found" header_tf="seems reasonable for mx02.nic.nam
e to mail through" spf_record=""

-body_linecount 71
jan-peter.koopmann at seceidos.de

200P Received: from mx02.nic.name ([] ident=nobody)
        by mail.seceidos.de with smtp (Exim 4.30; FreeBSD)
        id 1Am0fa-0000qC-6s
        for jan-peter.koopmann at seceidos.de; Thu, 29 Jan 2004 02:08:34 +0100
076P Received: (qmail 23758 invoked for bounce); Thu, 29 Jan 2004 01:08:33 -0000
038  Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 01:08:33 -0000
053F From: ".name mail system" <postmaster at lastname.name>
057  Subject: There has been a problem delivering your email.
093  Received-SPF: proxy.intern.seceidos.de: domain of  does not designate permitted sender hosts


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