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From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Dan Langille <dan(at)langille(dot)org>
Cc: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>, pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-core(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: SPF Record ...
Date: 2006-11-18 20:52:49
Message-ID: 1163883169.19591.38.camel@localhost.localdomain (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-www
On Sat, 2006-11-18 at 15:44 -0500, Dan Langille wrote:
> On 18 Nov 2006 at 11:29, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > My question is:
> > 
> > What problem are we trying to solve by using SPF?
> And SPF record is not for us.  It is for others.
> An SPF record tells other people where our email is [most likely] to 
> be coming from.  It helps them to design spam detection techniques.  
> When combined with other information, it helps them to draw a 
> conclusion as to whether or not a given email is spam.

O.k. and is OpenSPF the definitive source for information on it?

Honestly, the whole thing sounds pretty pointless at least at this
juncture. I am not bashing the technology but I don't really see a
reason for it.


Joshua D. Drake


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