Why is this domain spoofing.

Robert Lopez rlopezcnm at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 16:08:55 GMT 2009

Yesterday ever member of the honor society at this college had their
news letter blocked for Phishing.Heuristics.Email.SpoofedDomain .

It is not clear to me why. It appears to me the domain is always
ptk.org and elist.ptk.org is simply a mail system within that domain
so nothing is spoofed.

After they were blocked last month I thought I white listed them:
From:  OK  # elist.ptk.org
From:    OK  # ptk.org
are already in /etc/MailScanner/rules/spam.whitelist.rules

How can I prevent these from being blocked?  Am I misunderstanding how
to whitelist SpoofedDomain-s?

This is the report:
The following e-mails were found to have: Virus Detected

    Sender: golden_key_news_brief_htm-return-296-xxxxxx=cnm.edu at elist.ptk.org
IP Address:
 Recipient: xxxxxx at cnm.edu
   Subject: GOLDEN KEY NEWS BRIEFS FOR November  6, 2009
 MessageID: 53BDB10A5.B6931
    Report: Clamd:  message was infected:

Full headers are:

 Received: from elist.ptk.org (elist.ptk.org [])
 	by mg06.cnm.edu (Postfix) with ESMTP id 53BDB10A5
 	for <xxxxxx at cnm.edu>; Sat,  7 Nov 2009 10:40:20 -0700 (MST)
 Received: (qmail 27695 invoked by alias); 6 Nov 2009 17:41:40 -0600
 Mailing-List: contact golden_key_news_brief_htm-help at elist.ptk.org;
run by ezmlm
 Precedence: bulk
 X-No-Archive: yes
 List-Post: <mailto:golden_key_news_brief_htm at elist.ptk.org>
 List-Help: <mailto:golden_key_news_brief_htm-help at elist.ptk.org>
<mailto:golden_key_news_brief_htm-unsubscribe-rganley=cnm.edu at elist.ptk.org>
 List-Subscribe: <mailto:golden_key_news_brief_htm-subscribe at elist.ptk.org>
 X-You-are-Subscribed-As: <xxxxxx at cnm.edu>
 From: Golden Key News Brief <news_service at ptk.org>
 To: GKNB subscribers <xxxxxx at cnm.edu>
 Mime-Version: 1.0
 Content-Type: text/html
 Delivered-To: mailing list golden_key_news_brief_htm at elist.ptk.org
 Date: Fri,  6 Nov 2009 23:41:40 +0000
 Subject: GOLDEN KEY NEWS BRIEFS FOR November  6, 2009
 Message-Id: <20091107174020.53BDB10A5 at mg06.cnm.edu>

Robert Lopez
Unix Systems Administrator
Central New Mexico Community College (CNM)
525 Buena Vista SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

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