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Re: Bug email is not getting to me

Steven Robbins <steve@sumost.ca> writes:

> To re-iterate: mail sent today to my debian address from outside debian
> came through OK.  Mail sent from bugs.debian.org apparently does not.  I
> think if there were any issue with the incoming email server (e.g. the
> DMARC thing that Andrea Pappacoda referenced) that would affect all
> email to me at debian, wouldn't it?

No, the annoying thing about the DMARC problem is that its effect depends
on the configuration settings of the person sending the email.

If someone sends mail from a domain that says all mail from that domain
will always have good DKIM signatures, and if the signature isn't present
or doesn't validate the mail should be rejected, and that message is
forwarded through bugs.debian.org to someone whose mail server honors
DMARC settings, the mail will be rejected.  That's because the process of
modifying the message in the way that bugs.debian.org needs to do (adding
the bug number to the Subject header, for instance) usually breaks the

If you send mail from a domain that has a more relaxed (or no) DMARC
configuration, then your mail will go through fine and you'll not see the

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)              <https://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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