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@debian.org email forwarding and SPF

The debian.org forwarding done by the LDAP distributed email system doesn't seem to implement the sender rewriting scheme (http://spf.pobox.com/srs).

The implication is that if someone sends email from a domain publishing SPF records to a debian.org address that has forwarding enabled, and if the recipient's mail server is doing SPF filtering, the message will bounce. Note that you can't really blame the Debian developer in this situation: he doesn't control the sender's domain policy, and in many cases doesn't control his ISP's mail filtering policy.

I know SPF and SRS are religious topics, but regardless of one's views, as SPF use increases we're going to see more messages to DD's bounce. We should at least be aware of the situation.


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