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Re: SPF I-D for review: draft-schlitt-spf-classic-01.txt

2005-05-25 13:46:14

In <HUzyDP3yIfkCFAS$(_at_)highwayman(_dot_)com> Richard Clayton 
<richard(_at_)highwayman(_dot_)com> writes:

In article <x4psvj2l70(_dot_)fsf(_at_)footbone(_dot_)schlitt(_dot_)net>, wayne
<wayne(_at_)schlitt(_dot_)net> writes

Ok, I'm not entirely sure what you are saying here.  Let me rephrase
it as an example and see if my understanding is right.


I meant a scenario like this

   alice(_at_)foulmouth(_dot_)org sends an email to bob(_at_)naive(_dot_)org


Ah, yes, you are correct.  I will fix up the draft to make note of it.

BTW: whilst I'm being helpful, I'd suggest you the third sentence of the

   While this feature is desirable in some circumstances, it is a major
   obstacle to reducing Unsolicited Bulk E-mail (UBE, aka "spam").

and perhaps the next one as well.

I understand your concerns here.  The first half of the sentence,
however, I think is appropriate because there are circumstances when
it is desirable.  The second half of the sentence, and the following
one give justifications why it is not desirable.

Both sentences have been debated far more than I would have imagined
before I became an I-D editor.  The debates, so far, have centered on
things like the definition of "spam" and grammar.  Right now, I think
if I removed them, it would generate more problems for me than leaving
them in.