[Okta Webinar] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 542
  • Last Modified:

Need help properly configuring squirrelmail with postfix

I just set up a new install of postfix on Ubuntu Intrepid. I believe it is set up correctly. Users are able to send and recive mail fine.

I also set up squirrelmail on the same server, but anything coming via squirrelmail is getting tagged as spam when we send between schools (Almost all mail destined for our schools runs through our mailscanner with spamassassin). Headers when using squirrelmail look like this:
Received: from mail.lp.k12.mn.us (lp.k12.mn.us [64.8.149.114])
     by relay-4.lctn.org (Postfix) with ESMTP id B2520136139
     for <admin@lctn.org>; Mon, 9 Feb 2009 15:18:58 -0600 (CST)
Received: from 64.8.149.114 (mail.lp.k12.mn.us [127.0.1.1])
     by mail.lp.k12.mn.us (Postfix) with ESMTP id AEB72621A5
     for <admin@lctn.org>; Mon, 9 Feb 2009 15:18:58 -0600 (CST)
Received: from 64.8.148.7
(SquirrelMail authenticated user admin)
by 64.8.149.114 with HTTP;
Mon, 9 Feb 2009 15:18:58 -0600 (CST)
Message-ID: <28e463676fe39a1d67f29ac5afcbe818.squirrel@64.8.149.114>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2009 15:18:58 -0600 (CST)
Subject: 5
From: admin@lp.k12.mn.us
To: admin@lctn.org
User-Agent: SquirrelMail/1.4.15
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain;charset=iso-8859-1
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
X-Priority: 3 (Normal)

All mail is being marked as spam by the following rules:

ached not  
 score=3.595  
3 required  
-2.60 BAYES_00 Bayesian spam probability is 0 to 1%
1.91 RCVD_ILLEGAL_IP Received: contains illegal IP address
2.07 RCVD_NUMERIC_HELO Received: contains an IP address used for HELO
2.22 TVD_SPACE_RATIO


I need to know what to shange in squirrelmail, apache, or postfix that will fix this issue.
0
tamray_tech
Asked:
tamray_tech
1 Solution
 
AdamsConsultingCommented:
There's nothing wrong with SquirrelMail. Your SpamAssassin rules however are triggering on the 127.0.1.1 IP address in the headers. Try using editing your /etc/hosts file, and change this:

127.0.0.1 mail localhost.localdomain localhost

to

127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
64.8.149.114 mail.lp.k12.mn.us mail

That will fix the headers. Or change your spamassassin rule. Since this is a school district, you may consider using a more accurate managed anti-spam service, which typically has a better ROI. I highly recommend:

http://www.spamstopshere.com
0
 
tamray_techAuthor Commented:
That worked. Thanks for the anti-spam solution. Mailscanner with spamassassin has worked very well for us. We scan for spam and send it to each school. They have the flexibility to scan with other solutions to check for spam we might miss, but we take the first hit, so they don't have to.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now