[Dovecot] SPAM: Re: spf record
jflowers at ezo.net
Wed Nov 28 20:49:53 EET 2007
I may be sorry I brought this up. There's nothing wrong with your TXT record.
This server acts as a virus/spam processor for mail relayed from a legacy
server (for historical reasons). It filters with MailScanner/SpamAssassin.
Looking through the SpamAssassin debug code, it checks my relay as the
'Envelope-from' and fails on -all. Although the information is there, the
SpamAssassin plugin isn't sophisticated enough to trace it back to the
And, yes - it assigns a minor score (default 0.69) for SPF_FAIL and I don't
lose any digests as Bayes just overwhelms it.
As long as your unqualified domain name has an A record and a matching PTR
record SPF should work just fine (as long as there aren't any relays in-between).
Sorry for any inconvenience. Thanks for your excellent project.
On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 17:28:32 +0200, Timo Sirainen wrote
> On Wed, 2007-11-28 at 11:17 -0400, Jim Flowers wrote:
> > Your spf record is broken:
> > dovecot.org. 39942 IN TXT "v=spf1 a -all"
> Care to tell also why? dovecot.org's mails are sent from the same IP
> as its A record.
Jim Flowers <jflowers at ezo.net>
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