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XFROMIP and Mailtraq

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08th, 2012 2:53pm
by RAWatts
Hi everyone.

Could some kind soul give me a quick explanation of exactly what the XFROMIP messages I see in my Mailtraq logs when receiving email via Mailkeep mean?

Here's an example.

Non-LAN Client issued XFROMIP so it was ignored (184.82.210.26)

This IP resolves to ns1.mailkeep.net

More specifically, am I OK to have SPF rejection turned on if receiving some mail via Mailkeep?

Thanks, Rob.

RE: XFROMIP and Mailtraq

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08th, 2012 3:00pm
by Elric Pedder
Could some kind soul give me a quick explanation of exactly what the XFROMIP messages I see in my Mailtraq logs when receiving email via Mailkeep mean?
XFROMIP is a proprietary SMTP extension that allows Mailkeep to tell Mailtraq the originating IP address so that Mailtraq can use its own rules and anti-abuse framework to make decisions.

Here's an example.

Non-LAN Client issued XFROMIP so it was ignored (184.82.210.26)

This IP resolves to ns1.mailkeep.net

More specifically, am I OK to have SPF rejection turned on if receiving
some mail via Mailkeep?

You must add the Mailkeep IP addresses to your LAN list (Options | Server | LAN) in order to allow SPF, XFROMIP and other features to work correctly. The LAN list is a trusted server list and trusting Mailkeep does not imply that all mail arriving from it is non-spam.

Re: XFROMIP and Mailtraq

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08th, 2012 3:08pm
by RAWatts
Thanks Elric, I'll do that. Couldn't see a reference to it in the Mailtraq help, so I guess it's quite a new thing.

Rob.