[Python-Dev] Tracker reviews look like spam

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Wed May 13 00:08:30 CEST 2015

Gmail dumps patch review email in my junk box. The problem seems to be 
the spoofed From: header.

Received: from psf.upfronthosting.co.za ([2a01:4f8:131:2480::3])
         by mx.google.com with ESMTP id 
         for <tjreedy at udel.edu>;
         Tue, 12 May 2015 00:20:38 -0700 (PDT)
Received-SPF: softfail (google.com: domain of transitioning 
storchaka at gmail.com does not designate 2a01:4f8:131:2480::3 as permitted 
sender) client-ip=2a01:4f8:131:2480::3;

Tracker reviews are the only false positives in my junk list. Otherwise, 
I might stop reviewing. Verizon does not even deliver mail that fails 
its junk test, so I would not be surprised if there are people who 
simply do not get emailed reviews.

Tracker posts are sent from Person Name <report at bugs.python.org>
Perhaps reviews could come 'from' Person Name <review at bugs.python.org>

Even direct tracker posts just get a neutral score.
Received-SPF: neutral (google.com: 2a01:4f8:131:2480::3 is neither 
permitted nor denied by best guess record for domain of 
roundup-admin at psf.upfronthosting.co.za) client-ip=2a01:4f8:131:2480::3;

SPF is Sender Policy Framework

Checkins mail, for instance, gets an SPF 'pass' because python.org 
designates mail.python.org as a permitted sender.

Terry Jan Reedy

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