RBL and trusted users from blacklisted IP addresses

Alex Neuman van der Hans alex at nkpanama.com
Thu Aug 3 03:12:13 IST 2006

ewr at erols.com wrote:
>> My only suggestion would be to avoid POP-before-SMTP 
>> altogether and institute SMTP AUTH. It will avoid many 
>> problems and add an additional level of accountability for 
>> your users. Look for a thread here started by Muhammad Nauman 
>> (if I recall correctly) regarding the advantages of this.
>> Otherwise, to fiddle around too much with headers (even to go 
>> as far as rewriting them) is usually not kosher.
> I looked for the thread but didn't find anything relevant.  Do you know how
> long ago it was?
> I actually have AUTH turned on, my users just aren't "forced" to use it
> yet... but I'm not sure exactly how SMTP Auth will help with this.  Does an
> email arriving that has been AUTH'ed somehow become immune to RBL checks?
You can create spamassassin rules tailored to your server that recognize 
the AUTH header and act accordingly.

The other suggestion (MSA on port 587 independent from MailScanner) is 
also an option.

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