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exim router - header and spf verification help...

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by sphen, May 23, 2014.

  1. sphen

    sphen Member

    Mar 2, 2008
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    hey everyone -

    having an issue that is related to an exim router and spf checks. my server works closely with another domain and has a router in it to deliver mail for one domain ( directly to gmails servers - bypassing the spam filter etc. the weird thing is that when doing this gmail fails SPF verification as it thinks the mail is coming directly from the ip address the client is at instead of my server who is delivering the message and is listed in SPF. attached here are the sample headers of the failed SPF and the router config etc. what am i missing? if i deliver without the router it works perfectly.

    Received: by with SMTP id g20csp37073igq;
            Fri, 23 May 2014 07:34:51 -0700 (PDT)
    X-Received: by with SMTP id u41mr6669213qga.69.1400855690751;
            Fri, 23 May 2014 07:34:50 -0700 (PDT)
    Return-Path: <>
    Received: from ( [])
            by with ESMTPS id y46si3663520qgy.90.2014.
            for <>
            (version=TLSv1.2 cipher=ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256 bits=128/128);
            Fri, 23 May 2014 07:34:50 -0700 (PDT)
    Received-SPF: fail ( domain of does not designate as permitted sender) client-ip=;
           spf=hardfail ( domain of does not designate as permitted sender)
    Received: from ([]:45868 helo=[])
    	by with esmtpsa (TLSv1:AES128-SHA:128)
    	(Exim 4.82)
    	(envelope-from <>)
    	id 1WnqYc-0007VB-3C
    	for; Fri, 23 May 2014 10:34:50 -0400
    From: colleen <>
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
    Subject: test3
    Message-Id: <>
    Date: Fri, 23 May 2014 10:34:48 -0400
    Mime-Version: 1.0 (Mac OS X Mail 7.3 \(1878.2\))
    X-Mailer: Apple Mail (2.1878.2)
    and router:

         driver = manualroute
         transport = remote_smtp
         route_list = ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager Staff Member

    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hello :)

    Have you tested to determine if the same issue persists with other mail servers, or is it isolated to Google? Have you considered designating the client's IP address as a permitted sender in the SPF record?

    Thank you.
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