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Re: @debian.org email forwarding and SPF

* Marco d'Itri (md@Linux.IT) wrote:
> On May 19, Andrew Pollock <apollock@debian.org> wrote:
> > > And let's hope it will continue this way, SPF is a solution looking for
> > > a problem.
> > Please elaborate.
> SPF for minor gain breaks too many useful features of email, like being
> able to use the mail server of your ISP for all your mail (which is what
> we have been telling users to do in the last years) or easily forward
> mail.
> And again, deployment of SPF will not prevent or significantly reduce
> spamming.

SPF does not prevent you from doing any such thing. You merely have to
make sure that the envelope from address on the mail you send through
your ISP is your email at your ISP. Eg if your isp is bigisp.com, then
your envelope from needs to be somedude@bigisp.com.

Eric Dorland <eric.dorland@mail.mcgill.ca>
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