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## Re: [ietf-dkim] Proposal: get rid of x=

2006-04-11 06:49:21
```John L wrote:
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```I don't see why the recipient would have any better idea than the sender
on whether the transit time is acceptable.
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Because a recipient has the message after the transit has actually happened, and knows about the way his mail gets delivered and read.
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> Assume, for example, someone who uses a verifier in his MUA and only
> reads his mail once a week.  A sender signs and sends a message on
> Monday with a one-day x= value, it's delivered ten seconds later and
> spends four days sitting in his mailbox.  When our user reads his mail
> on Friday, is he allowed to verify it?

If by some miracle people actually rolled their keys over every
week -- as Mark is to be suggesting as the alternative to x=
-- then your use case would not work either.

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To me the answer is obviously yes. How do you handle that with x= ?
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This is a false dilemma because you are requiring dkim to work in
situations that it was explicitly not intended to work for.

Mike
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