SPF weirdness

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SPF weirdness

Post by ShawnKHall » Thu Sep 01, 2005 3:22 am

Hello all,

I'm seeing some SPF weirdness in spam headers, that make me wonder if maybe the SPF is broken in my ME?

Here's a relavent header line, from a forged message from "admin@templating-engine.info" to the same address:

Received-SPF: none (12pointdesign.com: templating-engine.info" does not designate permitted sender hosts)

Note the "quote". Also, I am using SPF for this (and all other domains) I host, so having ME report that SPF isn't set is funky.

Anyone have similar experiences and can guide me what I need to do?


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Post by avatel » Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:11 am


I have noticed the same problem those past days with some of our domains that have a correct SPF record.

No solution at this time.
ME staff maybe ?


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more SPF wierdness

Post by biznetix » Sat Oct 29, 2005 4:06 am

Sometimes, the SPF message header gets inserted into the message text. This would seem to me to be a bug...

For example, I have included a copy of some spam I received. I copied the message headers in as well, so you can see "the rest of the story."

Please note the second line of text in the message itself.
I have not altered the message or the headers other than to change my real email address to xxx@xxx.net. Any ideas why this happens?



Message Headers ----------
Received: from zfastest.net ([]) by biznetix.net with MailEnable ESMTP; Fri, 28 Oct 2005 12:14:24 -0400
Received: from DNNovum-arcor-ip.net by arcor-ip.net
with Novell_badlandgasohol; Fri, 28 Oct 2005 16:13:54 -0100
Return-Path: <anseiqbmdif@arcor-ip.net>
X-Orcpt: rfc822;zmailer-log
Message-ID: <3695277.5@arcor-ip.net>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 16:12:46 +0000
From: "Maggie Butts" <anseiqbmdif@arcor-ip.net>
To: xxx@xxx.net
Subject: Fwd: Look your best during the summer months

-----Original Message-----
From: Maggie Butts [mailto:anseiqbmdif@arcor-ip.net]
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2005 12:13 PM
To: xxx@xxx.net
Subject: Fwd: Look your best during the summer months

You've seen it on "60 Minutes" and read the BBC News report -- now find out just what everyone is talking about.
Received-SPF: none (biznetix.net: arcor-ip.net does not designate permitted sender hosts)

# Suppress your appetite and feel full and satisfied all day long
# Increase your energy levels
# Lose excess weight
# Increase your metabolism
# Burn body fat
# Burn calories
# Attack obesity
And more..


# Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
# MAINTAIN your weight loss
# Make losing weight a sure guarantee
# Look your best during the summer months


Dr. Maggie Butts

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