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Re: [CORE] SPF Record ...

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org, Dan Langille <dan(at)langille(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [CORE] SPF Record ...
Date: 2006-11-19 09:24:06
Message-ID: 456022B6.3040501@postgresql.org (view raw or flat)
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Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Dan Langille wrote:
>> 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.
> 
> The whole thing is evil technology, as I have previously pointed out, 
> which is a reason to boycott it.  I regularly get my email blocked by 
> other community members because of it.
> 
> But the application you are describing here is equally stupid.  You are 
> saying that even though it is -- per SPF record -- OK to send 
> @postgresql.org via other hosts, you get penalized in your scoring 
> system for doing so.  So in spite of *no* indication that some email is 
> spam, you are (partially) rejecting it.  What sense does that make?

Which is a far clearer way of say what I just wrote in my current 
pre-coffee state!!

+1

/D


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