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RE: recent spam to this list

John Hasler wrote:
> Joel Baker writes:
> > If adding .1 to your SA score for lacking a repudiation protocol, and
> > 3 (or 5, or whatever) for claiming to be from a domain that denies
> > that it origionates mail to the rest of the world from your IP...
> I have no IP.  Outgoing mail from home goes via my ISP's smarthost.
> Incoming mail goes to his POP server.

Consider your ISP's smarthost's IP address "your IP".  It makes no difference.

> > If lacking a domain-authorized relay point comes to eventually have
> > the same statistics, you'd better bet that you'll have the same sorts
> > of penalties in spamfilters.
> What do you mean by "a domain-authorized relay point"?  It was my
> understanding that the idea behind SPF was that I would list in the DNS
> for my domain the IPs that were authorized to send mail claiming to
> be from my domain.  That would be fine with me, but I evidently
> misunderstood.

No, you understood it correctly.  That's exactly the point.

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