Authenticated senders

Scott Silva ssilva at
Tue Apr 12 15:36:25 IST 2011

on 4/12/2011 4:43 AM James Pattinson spake the following:
> Hi List!
> I am using MailScanner with Postfix and ClamAV to run a simple mail server for
> myself and my family.
> I use SMTP AUTH to enable mail to be sent from various places such as home
> ISPs and Mobile Internet providers and would ideally like to have
> authenticated mail skip right through the RBL checks.
> I know this has been discussed in the past and I did find a thread from
> someone who ended up writing custom perl scripts to do this.
> As this was a few years ago I'd like some advice as to how this is best done
> these days! I find it really hard to believe that this is not a really common
> usage scenario, surely RBL checks are completely irrelvant when SMTP auth is
> in use? I am even using port 587 and TLS to submit messages!
> Currently my workaround is to have my sending address configured in
> rules/spam.whitelist.rules but this is not ideal as I still get spammers
> faking my address.
> Would love to get some input on this :)
> Cheers
> James
Do you have your RBL's in your MTA or in MailScanner? Because if they are in
your MTA, it should skip RBL checks that get authenticated.

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