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Re: Is Postfix Checking Spamhaus RBL

From: Ralf Hildebrandt <Ralf.Hildebrandt_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Oct 22 2010 - 19:34:37 GMT
To: postfix-users@postfix.org

* Carlos Mennens <carloswill@gmail.com>:

> My question is why did a message I send from my client (Thunderbird)
> from my ISP connected PC [74.235.192.80] who is on the PBL get
> rejected when my mail server the message was sent from is
> 64.38.48.101. The mail server is not on any PBL so what does it matter
> if my ISP range of AT&T/Bell South is blacklisted. My mail server is
> remote and clean. I don't understand why this message was blocked from
> Spamhaus. My Postfix mail server is not on the ISP network what to
> ever.
>
> This is the reject email back to me:
>
> Failed Recipient: kenneth@brek.aero
> Reason: Remote host said: 554 Service unavailable; Client host
> [vss155.webhosting-email.com] blocked by zen.spamhaus.org;
> http://www.spamhaus.org/query/bl?ip=74.235.192.80
>
> The message above is confusing because [vss155.webhosting-email.com]
> is NOT 74.235.192.80. That's the IP of where the email originated from
> in my Thunderbird mail client. From that IP it was transfered via SMTP
> [25] to 64.38.48.101 and that IP is 'vss155.webhosting-email.com.
>
> I hope that was a bit more clear than my 1st ramble...

Ah, maybe they're looking at all the headers, which is really stupid!

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