[Mailman-Developers] before next release: disable backscatterin default installation
iane at sussex.ac.uk
Mon Mar 31 12:36:52 CEST 2008
--On 28 March 2008 12:47:48 +0000 Julian Mehnle <julian at mehnle.net> wrote:
>> Until no email service provider accepts message submissions outside of
>> their own domains, all email providers offer message submission on port
>> 587, all message submissions are autheticated, and mail forwarders
>> accept responsibility for the email that they forward, it's not safe to
>> bounce email.
> This, however, is simply untrue. Of course what you said is desirable,
> but SPF can help with safely bouncing e-mail _today_.
Only for the minority of domains that publish SPF records. My intention was
to convey that SPF will be the solution once adopted.
> SPF may sometimes
> give an unexpected "Fail" result due to alias-style forwarding or other
> problematic cases, but when it gives a "Pass" result, it is always safe,
> i.e., the return path can be assumed to be authentic and bounces may be
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