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Re: spf record

This one time, at band camp, Joe Emenaker said:
> Andy Smith wrote:
> >On Fri, Jan 20, 2006 at 04:55:25PM -0800, Joe Emenaker wrote:
> >  
> >>Juha-Matti Tapio wrote:
> >>    
> >>>For example I would be really surprised to ever see actually
> >>>effective SPF-records on debian.org.
> >>>      
> >>Why?
> >>    
> >Because there are large numbers of people with debian.org addresses
> >who would have to use debian.org infrastructure to send mail with
> >them, if they wanted them to pass strict SPF checks.
> >  
> I don't see this presenting a huge burden on the actual users, since 
> mailers like Thunderbird let you specify different outgoing SMTP servers 
> depending upon the "From:" identity you're using.
> I don't see it presenting a huge burden on the servers, since mail from 
> individual Debian maintainers/admins surely pales in comparison to the 
> traffic on the mailing lists (that the servers are already handling)
> I don't see it presenting a huge burden on the server administrators, 
> since they can automate the process of adding/removing SMTP accounts as 
> much as they've automated other tasks when someone becomes a maintainer 
> (or otherwise gets a debian.org identity).

Debian does not currently relay mail for developers.  This is not a
difficult change, but it still represents a fair amount of work to set
up and automate.  Until then, SPF records for Debian are not wise or
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