Re: AOL testing new anti-spam technology
On Sat, 24 Jan 2004 12:23, email@example.com wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 24, 2004 at 11:59:18AM +1100, Russell Coker wrote:
> > One of the worst aspects of spam is the way much of it uses
> > forged sender addresses. AOL is hoping to stir up some organized
> > resistance to the practice of address forgery through a new
> > e-mail protocol called Sender Permitted From, or SPF.
> > <http://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0122aoltest.html?net>
> spf.pobox.com is the main site IIRC. It's a good idea, easy to implement.
> If everyone would start to use it, SPAM would be cut down.
I've just implemented it the DNS for my domain. It was easy enough to do, and
doesn't seem to have any great issues. No mail from me has been blocked yet.
The next thing is to make my mail server check such records before receiving
Once we get some good test results we can ask the Debian listmasters to
consider implementing it for lists.debian.org. There are significant
problems with spam going to the Debian lists and of @lists.debian.org
addresses being used to spam other people and causing bounce messages.
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