Help me out here John, where exactly is that "silently drop" section? I
see the discarding part but the "drop silently" part seems to be a bit
Sheesh, Mike. Discard is an ordinary English word which I used in its
ordinary English sense. I suppose there might be people who say
"Attention! I have thrown a used coffee cup into the wastebasket!" each
time they do so, but I hope I don't know any of them.
Ooh, "we're sending you this useless notification instead of what might
have been spam". Just when we thought that had been stamped out.
So you have decided to join the group that claims DKIM and ADSP are
about fighting spam rather than being an authentication mechanism.
If by fighting spam, you mean not sending mail which is certain to be
useless and unwanted, I guess I plead guilty.
If we can turn our minds back a decade or so, you may recall that some
spam filters replaced a suspect message with an announcement saying "so
and so sent you spam, which we caught, and we're sending you this message
instead." We all got a zillion of them. Did you ever do anything with
any of those messages other than delete them? I certainly didn't.
If you don't trust a filtering technique to work, don't use it. But for
heaven sakes, don't excuse broken spam filters by sending more spam.
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