"MAIL FROM" vs. "From"-Header in Data section - faked From address SPAM


New Member
Dec 7, 2018

As also posted here[1] we are receiving spam with a valid MAIL-FROM address (e.g. MAIL FROM: foobar@spammerexample.com + valid SPF for ip/domain e.g. via google mail), but the From-Header in the Data part of the SMTP conversation is set to e.g "legitlooking@mx1.mydomain.com".
So from the customer's/client's point of view the email seems to come from "mx1.mydomain.com".
mx1.mydomain.com is my proxmox host.

My main question:
  • Is there any way to make proxmox check the From-header in the Data section?
At best I'd like to reject incoming mail, that tries to look like its coming from the proxmox-system itself.

Clarification: I do not need proxmox to check all incoming mails for matching return-path/"mail from" vs. from-header(data) addresses as this would make mailinglists etc not work i guess - I just want proxmox to reject mails trying to come from the system itself.

mail in customers inbox has the following headers (parts removed):
Received-SPF: pass (spammerexample.com: a.b.c.d is authorized to use ...)
From: <foo@mx1.mydomain.com>, <bar@mx1.mydomain.com>, ... <- this is obviously faked
To: <victim@victimdomain.at>
Return-Path: thespammer@spammerexample.com



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