AT&T SMTP Admin contact?

Von: Chris Owen []
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 3. Dezember 2009 07:25
An: NANOG list
Betreff: Re: AT&T SMTP Admin contact?

> It only stops forgery if the SPF record has a -all in it (as does).
> However, a lot of domains (mine included) have a ~all instead.

I guess I've never really seen the point of publishing a SPF record if
it ends in ~all. What are people supposed to do with that info?

For instance some ISPs or Freemail providers give their customers the
possibility to use SPF as a value added service to decide if "senders
domain" should be dropped in theirs suspicious-folders or not .

I also learned that SPF is qualified for senders reputation :

Spamassassin assigns it a score of 0.6 but that is low enough it really
doesn't have much since it doesn't assign any negative points for
> (And before anybody asks, yes ~all is what we want, and no you can't
ask us
> to try -all instead, unless we're allowed to send you all the
helpdesk calls
> about misconfigured migratory laptops".. :wink:
I certainly understand that you may not be able to lock down your
domain. We don't even try for customers for instance. However, if
you can't, I guess I don't really see what good publishing a SPF record
is if you tell people not to enforce it.

MAAWG published a document around : Trust in Email begins with


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