Gmail and Reporting phising (WAS: Re: saying hi)

Jared Norris jrnorris at
Tue Jul 26 08:19:58 UTC 2011

On 26 July 2011 10:20, George Patterson <george.patterson at> wrote:
> Hi Nathaniel,
> You are also involved. :-P
> Seriously I think what is occurring is that the the mailing list sends
> the email with foo at in the from address. This is standard
> behaviour so far.
> The problem occurs when Google's Gmail servers receive these emails
> and look at the From: header and then the Received: headers that as
> suspect that it's not correct.
> Only gmail users will see this message, if the original email was sent
> to the mailing list from a gmail user. Have a look at other messages
> that were sent from the mailing list.
> This is short but happy to expand on it later tonight.
> Regards
> George
> On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 6:46 AM, Nathaniel <nathaniel73(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
>> Guys sorry to hijack but I feel this is important. Both Jared Norris &
>> Joel Pickett who use Gmail for their email are coming up with a
>> warning in my Gmail inbox. The warning is:
>> "This message may not have been sent by: jrnorris(AT)  Learn
>> more  Report phishing"
>> I don't think it's anything to worry about as I haven't received any
>> obvious spam for you guys but something has changed and I thought I'd
>> just give you the heads up about it.
>> Now back on topic.
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This is an issue with a change in how gmail handles SPF mail and
Canonical's mail server set up. I reported it to Canonical a little
while ago so they're aware of it and working towards implementing a
solution. It's across all Ubuntu lists so unfortunately, it's not just
us affected.


Jared Norris JP(Qual) BBehSc(Psych)

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