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Re: @debian.org email forwarding and SPF



In article <87oeoj6thv.fsf@wesley.springies.com>,
Alan Shutko  <ats@acm.org> wrote:
>Paul.Hampson@anu.edu.au (Paul Hampson) writes:
>
>> SPF basically undoes the recent attitude of "SMTP traffic should be sent
>> via your local ISP's SMTP server, not via the SMTP server that _receives_
>> mail for the domain you're sending from." 
>
>Not really.  It just extends it (as some residential ISPs have
>already done) to "SMTP traffic should only be sent via your local
>ISP's SMTP server, using your email address at that ISP."  With the
>minor caveat that if you happen to have the rare luck that you _can_
>contact the mail server for the domain you'd like to send from, you
>are allowed to send from it.  

ISPs will just have to set up port 587 (submission service). Fixed.

Really, it's been a major oversight that POP3 and IMAP never
included a "POST" command. I never understood that.

Mike.



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