how to allow mobile user to send email with getting blocked

Alex Neuman alex at
Fri Jun 17 04:52:05 IST 2011

This has been asked in the past, and I repeat my solution for the benefit of those who haven't had the opportunity to search the archives for a solution.

If you're not using sendmail as your MTA you can try doing something like this on your own MTA similarly.

My has a line like this:

define(`confRECEIVED_HEADER', `_REC_HDR_
        _REC_FULL_AUTH_$?{auth_ssf} MYOWNTOKEN bits=${auth_ssf}$.)

Where "MYOWNTOKEN" is something not trivially guessable.

Then in /etc/mail/spamassasin/ I add:

score MYOWNTOKEN -100

This way, everyone who *REALLY* authenticates in my server gets scored -100 and therefore it doesn't get flagged as spam.

On Jun 16, 2011, at 6:10 PM, Harondel J. Sibble wrote:

> Just wondering what you all suggest is the best way to deal with the 
> following.
> Mailscanner machine at the enge of the network, internal imap mailserver, 
> users with mobile phones connected via imaps to the internal server with 
> various mail clients.
> SMTP Auth is in place for all users to send email.
> Approx 50% percent of the time, the users on one cell provider (Mobilicity) 
> have their mail marked as spam and quarantined, generally users on Rogers, 
> Fido, or Telus don't have the same problem or not to same extent, eg
> SpamAssassin Score:	4.42
> Spam Report:	
> 	Score	Matching Rule	Descriptioncached	not	 
> 	score=4.423	 
> 4	required	 
> -2.60	BAYES_00	Bayesian spam probability is 0 to 1%
> -3.30	KHOP_DNSBL_ADJ	 
> 1.96	RCVD_IN_BL_SPAMCOP_NET	Received via a relay in
> 0.01	RCVD_IN_MSPIKE_L3	 
> 2.40	RCVD_IN_PSBL	 
> 0.62	RCVD_IN_SORBS_WEB	SORBS: sender is a abuseable web server
> 3.03	RCVD_IN_XBL	Received via a relay in Spamhaus XBL
> 0.10	RDNS_NONE	Delivered to trusted network by a host with no rDNS
> I've considered client ssl certs but not all the devices/mail client apps 
> support this so not really a solution?
> What would you suggest is the best way to keep their legitimate emails from 
> being blocked by the mailscanner machine.
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