SMTP Log File Abbreviations

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Alligate may use abbreviations in the log files to indicate certain test failures and error conditions. In some cases, some of these abbreviations are also added to the message headers.

 

The following table summarizes the abbreviations/notations Alligate uses in the logs. If the abbreviation is followed by brackets [] or parentheses (), it may contain a number that indicates a penalty score.

 

 

ABBREVIATION

MEANING

MXRATE

This refers to the MXRate score.

NOTGOODSNDR

The message was not from an MXRate known "Good Sender"

COUNTRY

Indicates penalty for a suspicious country.

NOTFQDN

Indicates the HELO was not a fully qualified domain name as required by RFC.

NOSUBD

Indicates the HELO had no sub-domain.

LOWCASECMD

Commands were received in lower case.

ADDRSPACE

Improper formatting was used in the RCPT TO or MAIL FROM commands.

NOMX

Sender (MAIL FROM address) has no MX record.

REVDNSTIMEOUT

Timeout condition was encountered checking the senders Reverse DNS.

NOREVDNS

Sender has no Reverse DNS entry.

RDNS~HELO

Indicates the similarity percentage between the HELO and Reverse DNS.

HELO

HELO failed various user defined HELO elements and user defined points were added.

HELOIP

HELO was an IP address.

NULLSNDR

Sender supplied no MAIL FROM address

GREY

Indicates the sender was subjected to greylisting checks.

ROUTE

Penalties were added for routing through multiple countries.

BASE64

Base64 encoding was used in the message body.

SUBJENC-US

Message subject used "US" encoding.

SUBJENC

Indicates the subject encoding matched a user defined regular expression.

CONTENC

Indicates the content encoding matched a user defined regular expression.

IMG

Indicates messages contains an image type matching a user defined regular expression. Not enabled by default.

BODY

Indicates message body contains text matching a user defined regular expression.

RSETS

Penalties were added for extra RSET commands received.

SPAMFLAG

The incoming message headers contained the item "X-Spam-Flag: Yes"

HIASCII

The subject contained High ASCII characters.

BADDATE

The header date was missing or invalid.

CRLF

Unbalanced CR LF pairs were found in the message header.

BLNKLN

A blank line was identified in the message header.

MULTIPART

Header contains multi-part message body directives.

BADRECIPS

Indicates the number of invalid recipients attempted in the connection.

HOPS

Indicates the number of hops used to route the message. No penalty points added. Used as a tag only.

ENVFROM~FROM

Indicates the similarity percentage between the MAIL FROM and the header From.

NOMSGID

Penalties added when the message header have no MESSAGE-ID

BADMSGID

Penalties added when the MESSAGE-ID is in an invalid format.

NOTO

Penalties added when the message header have no To field.

NOSUBJ

Penalties added when the message header have no Subject field.

EMPTYSUBJ

Penalties added when the message header has a Subject field, but there is no subject text.

ADDPTS

Extra penalties added based on the number of tests failed. This is not enabled by default.

DNSBLA

Message failed the DNSBL "A" check.

DNSBLB

Message failed the DNSBL "B" check.