upgrade office server

Ralph Siemsen ralphs at netwinder.org
Tue Aug 7 20:18:53 EDT 2007

On Tue, Aug 07, 2007 at 10:58:56AM -0400, Andrew E. Mileski wrote:
> Jan Rinze wrote:
> > 
> > Indeed.. apparently the mail-servers of many ISPs are not setup cleverly
> > enough. It has always surprised me that any email address coming from forged
> > "From" address do not get checked for being genuine..
> AOL honors SPF records, and I hope other ISPs do.  Adding a record for
> it to your domain does help prevent some bogus bounce messages.
> http://www.openspf.org/

I've been repeatedly told that SPF is no good if you use mailing lists
or if you want to forward your mail from one account to another.  It is
only viable if you directly mail someone else and they respond directly
back to you, or if you control any forwarders in the delivery chain.

For another solution that is more complex, but allows forwarding/relaying,
see http://www.openspf.org/SRS and http://www.infradead.org/rpr.html
I've been using this for a few years now (thanks David!) and while I
still do get spam, the number is really minor.


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