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

2005-05-25 06:15:17

In <200505250717(_dot_)18508(_dot_)blilly(_at_)erols(_dot_)com> Bruce Lilly 
<blilly(_at_)erols(_dot_)com> writes:

On Wed May 25 2005 01:38, wayne wrote:

I'm a strong believer in "their server, their rules",

You have missed a crucial point; *sending* mail does *NOT* use "their

That is in reference to receivers, not senders.  Mail admins can check
SPF records if they want.  Their server, their rules.

and also "the 
domain owner's domain, their rules".  If your ISP does anything you
really don't like, I complete agree that you should switch.  For only
a few bucks a year, you can also buy your own domain name

No, one can license use of a domain name for a period of time.  Subject
to possible litigation if your name happens to be something like Mike

Well, if you license the use of a domain name, then you should make
sure that license is acceptable to you.

and then you 
can set the rules for the domain you use.

No, because the domain name's appearance in MAIL FROM is only useful
if there are MX records pointing to two or more SMTP receivers
receiving mail for that domain name, and further only if those
pointers resolve to a stable IP address.  The use of DHCP on many
networks rules out the latter, and terms of service for many ISPs
preclude operation of servers.

There are plenty of places will do the mail hosting for you.  For
example, Godaddy lets you register a domain name for $9/yr, and lets
you do email for $10/yr.  They also have a free email option, which
will likely be good enough for many people.


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