New RDNS Forward Confirm Check Not Scoring
Problem reported by Scott Forsythe - April 4 at 11:00 AM
Resolved
I was checking out the new Reverse DNS features and I can't get the scoring to work for the "Forward Confirm" check. When an IP has no PTR record it scores correctly.
 
Below is part of a header from a message that failed the forward confirm check. Not sure why it scored 0 when it should score 10.
X-SmarterMail-Spam: Reverse DNS Lookup [ForwardFailed], DK_None, DKIM_None
X-SmarterMail-TotalSpamWeight: 0
 
Here are my settings:
The Delivery log also reports "[_REVERSEDNSLOOKUP: ForwardFailed]". The IP/sender is not whitelisted. This should be easy to reproduce. Thanks.

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kevind Replied
And for posting the 2nd bug report! Nice work!

A new beta was released, but didn't see anything in release notes regarding these 2 issues.
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Andrea Rogers Replied
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Thanks for the report, Scott! We'll get this resolved. 

Andrea Rogers
Communications Specialist
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278

www.smartertools.com

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Robert Emmett Replied
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This issue should be resolved in the latest BETA release (17.0.6838).
Robert Emmett
Software Developer
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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Scott Forsythe Replied
Yes. I tested "Forward Confirm Fail" and "Forward Confirm Mismatch" with the Reverse DNS spam check and it worked. Thanks!
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Andrea Rogers Replied
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Thanks for the confirmation, Scott! 

Andrea Rogers
Communications Specialist
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278

www.smartertools.com

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