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SMTP AUTH not bypassing SPF

Discussion in 'Plesk 9.x for Linux Issues, Fixes, How-To' started by xannonite, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. xannonite

    xannonite Guest

    After upgrading from Plesk 9.2 to 9.3, I can no longer send messages from Thunderbird using port 587 if SPF spam protection is enabled on the server. I receive this error:

    mail server permanently rejected message (#5.3.0)

    All of the settings in Plesk are exactly as they were before the upgrade. Attached is a screenshot of the settings. Turning SPF spam protection off in Plesk allows me to send messages. Here is an excerpt from the maillog:

    qmail-queue-handlers[5900]: Handlers Filter before-queue for qmail started ...
    qmail-queue-handlers[5900]: from=me@mydomain.com
    qmail-queue-handlers[5900]: to=someone@theirdomain.com
    qmail-queue-handlers[5900]: hook_dir = '/usr/local/psa/handlers/before-queue'
    qmail-queue-handlers[5900]: recipient[3] = '****'
    qmail-queue-handlers[5900]: handlers dir = '/usr/local/psa/handlers/before-queue/recipient/someone@theirdomain.com'
    qmail-queue-handlers[5900]: found handlers entry = '/usr/local/psa/handlers/before-queue/global/10-spf-cOFuh3'
    qmail-queue-handlers[5900]: call_handlers: call executable = '/usr/local/psa/handlers/info/10-spf-cOFuh3/executable'
    spf filter[5901]: Starting spf filter...
    qmail-queue-handlers[5900]: handlers_stderr: REJECT
    qmail-queue-handlers[5900]: call_handlers: REJECT during call '/usr/local/psa/handlers/info/10-spf-cOFuh3/executable' handler
    qmail-queue-handlers[5900]: call_handlers: stop call handlers from dir '/usr/local/psa/handlers/before-queue/global'

    I have SPF records configured for all of my domains that only allow the MX record to send mail. However, mail sent from a PC using a client such as Thunderbird has the PC's address, not the server's. Sending through port 587 had been bypassing this issue up until 9.3. If anyone can shed some light on the situation, I'd be much obliged.

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  2. SoheylM

    SoheylM Guest

    Same problem here.