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Re: debian.org e-mail address and SPF/SRS

On Fri, 5 Nov 2004 16:38:20 +1100, Matthew Palmer <mpalmer@debian.org> wrote: 
> That's a question you'll have to ask of Yahoo and the SPF people.  My guess
> is that the pushers of these schemes want their thing adopted for whatever
> reason (corporate greed, personal gratification, whatever), but they know
> that random people don't care enough about e-mail forgery to really take it
> up.  However, most everyone online seems to be pretty pissed off about spam,
> so saying "this stops spam" will get people interested in the scheme, and
> they're hoping that people kinda forget that the system was supposed to stop
> spam when people work out, definitively, that it doesn't actually do squat
> to stop spam.

"this stops spam" ? It isn't what they're saying, please read:


FYI, there are some different approaches that check different headers,
like Sender-ID but the 'publish the (spf) records' step is always

Hope that helps,
Gustavo Franco -- <stratus@acm.org>

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