I just finished setting up 3 brand new servers. These servers are set for for the GMT timezone and are used for database storage. I have a 4th server that is our web and email server that is set for the GMT-5 (eastern) timezone.
Now whats happening is when one of the database servers runs a automated report/maintenance script it sends out a email of the results.
Those emails are coming in flagged as spam with the “Date in the future” reason. Here is the received and date lines on one of those emails.
Received: from s1.glennjoe.com (unknown [184.108.40.206])
by (email server) (Postfix) with ESMTP id B115F3910326;
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 15:02:16 +0500 (GMT-5)
Received: by (report server) (Postfix, from userid 48)
id 544C9129202D4; Mon, 21 Mar 2011 19:03:22 +0000 (GMT)
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 19:03:22 +0000 (GMT)
Ok, so whats wrong? I can not seem to figure out why it’s throwing the errors.
There was an old SpamAssassin bug that could cause the “Date in Future” problem to arise if it wasn’t using the most current SpamAssassin rules.
Just to rule that out as a possible culprit, you may want to try running the “sa-update” command to update to the most recent rules.
I did and it did not help. For now I have set it so that email is white listed, but i would rather get the root problem solved then leave it like that.
Just so I can see more about what’s going on, can you paste in your X-Spam-Status header for one of those emails?
X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 3.2.5 (2008-06-10) on serverhostname
X-Spam-Status: Yes, score=5.9 required=5.0 tests=AWL,DATE_IN_FUTURE_06_12,HTML_MESSAGE,HTML_MIME_NO_HTML_TAG,MIME_HTML_ONLY,RDNS_NONE autolearn=no version=3.2.5
Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="----------=_4D87222A.F06E774A"
pts rule name description
3.1 DATE_IN_FUTURE_06_12 Date: is 6 to 12 hours after Received: date
0.0 HTML_MESSAGE BODY: HTML included in message
1.7 MIME_HTML_ONLY BODY: Message only has text/html MIME parts
0.1 RDNS_NONE Delivered to trusted network by a host with no rDNS
1.1 HTML_MIME_NO_HTML_TAG HTML-only message, but there is no HTML tag
0.0 AWL AWL: From: address is in the auto white-list