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Re: [OT] spam filtering with exim

on Thu, Mar 29, 2001 at 04:42:12PM -0500, Noah L. Meyerhans (frodo@morgul.net) wrote:
> I've been using exim as my MTA since it became the default Debian MTA.
> I have the following line in /etc/exim.conf:
> rbl_domains = rbl.maps.vix.com/reject : outputs.orbs.org/warn : \
> spamsource-netblocks.orbs.org/reject : blackholes.mail-abuse.org/reject\
> :relays.mail-abuse.org/warn : inputs.orbs.org/warn : manual.orbs.org : \
> spamsources.orbs.org/reject
> (really that's all on one line, I've just broken it up for mail)
> However, this fails to catch a lot of spam, because apparently it only
> checks first hop taken by the mail message.  Most spammers these days
> aren't using such a simple scheme.  Consider the following spam headers:
> Received: from mail.foo.com (mail.foo.com) [::ffff:]
>         by spider.morgul.net with esmtp (Exim 3.12 #1 (Debian))
>         id 14ij8d-0005l0-00; Thu, 29 Mar 2001 15:35:23 -0500
> Received: from foobar.baz.com (foobar.baz.com [])
>         by mail.foo.com (Postfix) with SMTP
>         id AE69838530; Thu, 29 Mar 2001 11:09:41 -0900 (AKST)

My understanding is that the spam block only works if the direct
connection is coming from an RBL/ORBS listed IP.  In which case, exim
drops or refuses the connnection.

> OK, the names and IP addresses of the other networks/hosts have been
> changed.  mail.foo.com is hop right before reaching my mail server
> (spider.morgul.net).  The thing is, mail.foo.com is the open relay, but
> exim is only checking foobar.baz.com, which is not an open relay.
> How can I handle such cases?  


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