Exim - Stop user from sending email with fake FROM address

Posted on 2011-04-21
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
My server host multiple domains, I have found some users sending spam, they login to SMTP using account 'user@domain.com' but sending email with SMTP FROM is name@gmail.com. How do I stop that emails?
Question by:Nigel Pham
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Adding this to the acl for receipt to... (that follows the last mail from...)
         authenticated = *
         condition     = ${if !eqi{$authenticated_id}{$sender_address}}
         message       = Invalid authentication (you can only send From:$authenticated_id)
         log_message   = acl_check_rcpt Invalid authentication (From:$sender_address, Auth:$authenticated_id)

Or check chapter 44 of the exim specification:

on control = submission.

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by:Nigel Pham
ID: 35713929
The solution requires some modification to allow special case such as WebMail on the same server (WebMail sending emails without authentication).

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