Mailscanner & redirected mail

Julian Field MailScanner at
Wed Jun 10 08:34:00 IST 2009

On 09/06/2009 16:20, Steve Freegard wrote:
> Devon Harding wrote:
>> Ok, here's my dilemma.  My ISP has blocked port 25 on my connection, so
>> I'm forced to have my DNS provider (EasyDNS) redirect all my email to
>> port 2525.  This works fine, the only problem now is I'm seeing an
>> influx of SPAM which I believe is because MailScanner is seeing EasyDNS
>> as a safe sender&  not processing any rules based on IP Address.  How do
>> I get MailScanner disregard the IP address from EasyDNS and process the
>> next hop?  I guess something like X-Forwarded-For for SMTP.
> > From the changlog of the latest 4.77 release:
> "Read IP Address From Received Header" has been extended, so it will now
> take a number instead of yes or no. "yes"=1 and "no"=0. If it is set to
> "yes" or a number, then the SMTP client IP address is taken from the
> "Received:" header. For example, setting it to 2 will cause the IP
> address to be taken from the 2nd Received: header.
You took the words right out of my mouth! :-)
I knew someone would find this useful before too long...


Julian Field MEng CITP CEng
Buy the MailScanner book at
Follow me at

MailScanner customisation, or any advanced system administration help?
Contact me at Jules at Jules.FM

PGP footprint: EE81 D763 3DB0 0BFD E1DC 7222 11F6 5947 1415 B654
PGP public key:

This message has been scanned for viruses and
dangerous content by MailScanner, and is
believed to be clean.

More information about the MailScanner mailing list