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Re: [CORE] SPF Record ...

From: "Dan Langille" <dan(at)langille(dot)org>
To: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [CORE] SPF Record ...
Date: 2006-11-18 20:41:03
Message-ID: 455F298F.29008.83225EA@dan.langille.org (view raw or flat)
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On 18 Nov 2006 at 18:12, Dave Page wrote:

> 
> 
> > ------- Original Message -------
> > From: "Marc G. Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
> > To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
> > Sent: 18/11/06, 17:38:45
> > Subject: Re: [pgsql-www] [CORE] SPF Record ...
> >
> > That is not true .. that is only true if we publish -all ... if we publish 
> > ?all, we are saying that anything coming from "a mx" are *definitely* from 
> > @postgresql.org, and that from other sources they *might* be ... 
> 
> So what's the point then? People either ignore the SPF record, or
> refuse mail from the 'might be's'. 

These are inaccurate conclusions.  SPF information helps to draw a 
conclusion.  Consider it a points system.    Get so many points for a 
might be, none for a definitely.  Get enough points, you're spam.  
SPF is most wisely used in conjunction with other information to 
reach a conclusion.

-- 
Dan Langille : Software Developer looking for work
my resume: http://www.freebsddiary.org/dan_langille.php



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