Mailing List Message #102862
From: Todd Clayton <>
Subject: Incoming Mail from External Server Using From Addresses of Local Mail Users
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2012 14:35:05 -0500
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Hopefully I am going to explain this clearly...

Here is some background information:

1. The mail server users are all remote/mobile.
2. There is a barracuda spam filter sitting in front of the mail server.  So, the mail server sees all incoming mail as coming from the barracuda and not as the end-user IP.
3. I only allow authenticated users relay mail through the server since if I allowed local client IP's and all mail comes from the barracuda IP, all mail will be allowed to be relayed if I understand it correctly.

This configuration works fine for everything except when users received mail that is sent from an address on the server itself from a 3rd-party site.  So, for example, if my email address is (in this scenario is my mail server).  Bob goes to CNN and wants to notify me of an article and enters  When CNN sends the mail to the server, it sets the from address as  So, my mail server rejects the mail with the message that it requires authentication.

Is there a way to allow mail sent to local email addresses from other local email message to be delivered without requiring authentication?

I apologize if this has been addressed before.  Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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