SPF on vger
Posted Jun 15, 2006 12:51 UTC (Thu) by job
Parent article: SPF on vger
SPF is a bad idea, with a terrible implementation. I can not understand
why anybody would want it. It accomplishes nothing since users care about
mail headers, not smtp headers. It breaks forwarding. It is impossible to
implement for all domains who actually use their TXT records for
something. And it requires most of the world to participate in their
scheme before they it's effective doing nothing.
All this to combat joe-jobs, which aren't a problem to anyone. Spam is
the problem. Which got many SPF proponents to start lying and talk about
it as a spam solution. That was dishonest. I know you want to see your
pet project adopted around the world, but sorry, it is a braindead idea.
But don't take my word for it, read what Allman, Bernstein, Venema and
all the other e-mail luminaries who actually know this stuff wrote. No
one thought it was a good idea, and with very good reasons too.
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