[Python-Dev] Tracker reviews look like spam

David Wilson dw+python-dev at hmmz.org
Wed May 13 00:15:25 CEST 2015

SPF only covers the envelope sender, so it should be possible to set
that to something that validates with SPF, keep the RFC822 From: header
as it is, and maybe(?) include a separate Sender: header matching the
envelope address.


On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 06:08:30PM -0400, Terry Reedy wrote:
> 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
> m1si26039166wjy.52.2015.
>         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
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sender_Policy_Framework
> Checkins mail, for instance, gets an SPF 'pass' because python.org
> designates mail.python.org as a permitted sender.

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