Problem with user emails sent using postfix smtp authentication blocked as spam

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at
Thu Sep 17 10:04:32 IST 2009

2009/9/17 Neil Wilson <neilw at>:
> Hi guys,
> I've got a problem with a user sending email from a dynamic IP to his server
> using SMTP authentication.
> His emails are being blocked as spam(score of 7) because of the dynamic IP
> and reverse dns entries.
> I can whitelist his address, but the problem with this is that there are a
> lot of faked sender address spam emails coming from the same address.
> I can reduce the points being allocated for each rule, but this will affect
> all emails so will reduce the spam filtering efficiency.
> Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
> Regards.
> Neil.

Either let the TLS authenticated sender (your user) bypass MS
altogether (might be tricky getting that right:-), or use an SA rule
to "counteract" the score penalty by way of some identifiable thing in
the resulting headers.

-- Glenn
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