relay=alt4.gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com. [22.214.171.124], dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: 421-4.7.0 [ 10] Our system has detected an unusual rate of
This is strange because the mail server IP is not blacklisted anywhere and the IP itself has not been used for years and this server is clean and has only sent a few e-mails to gmail.com in its entire time.
I wonder if this is a legacy block on a whole range of IPs as punishment for others in the block........
Jul 11 15:20:58 tor sendmail: r6AKjOD07: to=
mailserver.com was the hostname of the server, sendmail sends this by default and many mailservers will reject mail to a hostname that does not resolve or exist.
The easiest way is just to change the hostname and make sure it does resolve to something.
I read there is a way in sendmail.mc to manually set a hostname but I never got it working:
Centos 5 Postfix and SPAMASSASSIN Tutorial
yum install spamassassin
chkconfig spamassassin on
#rewrite_header Subject [SPAM]
#5 is the least restrictive (means only the most obvious SPAM is caught. 0 is obviously the most restrictive/sensitive and would have lots of false positives
Basically you should always be 100% sure that whatever IPyour mail server sends out with has reverse DNS/PTR records. Remember that unless you own your IPs then you won't be able to set your own reverse DNS. Even if you were to create a reverse PTR record on your DNS servers it will be ignored. Reverse DNS is queried to pre-assigned DNS servers of your ISP, so therefore you'll need to contact your ISP/Colo/Hosting provider to do a reverse DNS entry.
If you don't have........