is this just me? SPF cannot find Envelope-From?

Furnish, Trever G TGFurnish at
Tue Jul 25 17:54:27 IST 2006

Hope this isn't considered OT.  Not sure if the problem is MS, SA, or
(more likely) me.
No matter what I set the envelope_sender_header to in
spam.assassin.prefs.conf, SA claims it "cannot get Envelope-From, cannot
use SPF".
Is my test method is bad?  I take a known spam message that has been
quarantined on another system, add an X-MailScanner-From header with my
own address (for which SPF records are defined), and pass it into
spamassassin -D --lint.
The SA lint output does show that spam.assassin.prefs.conf is being
loaded, after  The server listed in the Received headers is
not one of mine.  Here's the test message headers that I've been using:
Return-Path: <g>
Received: from (hn.kd.dhcp [] (may be forged))
        by ( with
SMTP id k6L5NOr6032242;
        Fri, 21 Jul 2006 01:23:26 -0400
Message-Id: <200607210523.k6L5NOr6032242 at>
From: "Chrystal Kincaid" <hjltcrk at>
To: ksbillups at
Reply-To: Ksbillupscd7 at
Subject: Re: Our bonus for you: $888 FREE TODAY!
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2006 13:56:10 -0800
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain;
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
X-Priority: 3
X-Mailer: Eudora mail 1.1.3
X-HJMailScanner-From: tgfurnish at
X-Envelope-From: tgfurnish at
Envelope-From: tgfurnish at

There are three similar headers there only because I was trying to find
a header format that would make the "cannot get Envelope-From" error go


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