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    Posted: 17 February 2005 at 9:37pm

I'm hoping that this problem is not in the latest version of SpamFilter.

I'm seeing in .403 that SpamFilter is ignoring the sender email address domain and is validating host is ok to send in the host's domain.   That is only supposed to happen IF there is no sender email address available.   This is a bug in .403.

For example here's a spam I got from a bogus sender that SpamFilter incorrectly validated the host domain ( for instead of the sender's domain (

02/17/05 10:57:42:495 -- (1896) Connection from:  -  Originating country : United States
02/17/05 10:57:42:736 -- (1896) Resolving -
02/17/05 10:57:42:946 -- (1896) found SPF record: v=spf1 ip4: -all
02/17/05 10:57:42:946 -- (1896) SPF query result:
02/17/05 10:57:42:946 -- (1896) - SPF analysis for done: - pass
02/17/05 10:57:42:946 -- (1896) Mail from:
02/17/05 10:57:43:447 -- (2916) - MAPS search done...
02/17/05 10:57:43:547 -- (1896) - MAPS search done...
02/17/05 10:57:43:547 -- (1896) RCPT TO: accepted
02/17/05 10:57:44:278 -- (1896) EMail from to was queued. Size: 18 KB, 18432 bytes

I didn't want to upgrade because we're not validating subdomains for SPF after .403, but .403 is ignoring sender email address domains for SPF.

-Matt R

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pcmatt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 February 2005 at 10:11pm

Upgraded to .406 and the problem does not appear.  So, I've answered my own question.   Now I just have to suffer as the program treats host names as domains for SPF and MX queries

-Matt R
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