mailscanner and SMTP AUTH

Christian Kowarzik ckowarzik at
Fri Aug 4 09:39:42 IST 2006


I use the following spamassassin rules in my /etc/mail/spamassassin/ to decrease the 
spamassassin score for email senders using smtp auth:

header          __OUR_AUTH              Received =~ /authenticated .* by smtp\.xxx\.de/i
header          __NOT_OUR_AUTH          Received !~ /authenticated .* by smtp\.xxx\.de/i
meta            INIT_RECVD_OUR_AUTH     __OUR_AUTH && ( __NOT_OUR_AUTH == 0)
describe        INIT_RECVD_OUR_AUTH     Initially received by us using authentication
tflags          INIT_RECVD_OUR_AUTH     nice
score           INIT_RECVD_OUR_AUTH     -20

First I test that the email was received using smtp-auth and second i test that there exists no 
"non-authenticated" received lines in the email header.
So if both conditions are true I know that my email server initially received that email and the 
sender is authenticated.


Radu Spineanu schrieb:
> Hi
> Can mailscanner be configured to ignore all checks for messages sent via
> smtp auth?
> In my current setup, when i try to send an email from home using SMTP
> AUTH it's marked as SPAM because if fails SPF and some RBL checks (ip
> block was added in rbls as it's used for home use).
> Radu

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