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Re: @debian.org email forwarding and SPF

On Wed, May 19, 2004 at 10:35:00PM -0400, Eric Dorland wrote:
> * Andrew Pollock (apollock@debian.org) wrote:
> > 
> > So you mean to say that if debian.org started publishing an SPF record, did
> > it's forwarding in the SPF-compliant manner, and I starting using SPF to
> > filter my mail, it wouldn't stop the flood of virii riddled emails I've
> > been getting lately from honey@d.o.? (Side note, it's really pissing me off,
> > the SA score is negative a reasonable number, so it's well and truly getting
> > through Spam Assassin).
> Yes, it would. 

Well that's stopping spam, in my books.
> > I'm sure honey@d.o is not writing me these emails, and I certainly
> > constitute it as spam, and I would have thought that SPF would have
> > prevented this?
> Indeed, it will. It won't prevent the virus from sending from a
> non-SPF address, but the hope is many will adopt this. 

Again, by my definition of spam as including unsolicited crap, usually with
a forged from address, SPF would stop it. Can the "SPF won't stop spam"
proponents please rebutt?


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