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Re: bogus SPF deployment survey

2012-04-30 12:30:15

On Mon 30/Apr/2012 18:24:25 +0200 ned+ietf-smtp wrote:

FWIW, I looked at the survey before I saw John's note and decided on my own 
to take it. AFAICT it's intended to assess what SPF policy, if any, has been
implemented by the responder on their own host(s).


I cannot for the life of me understand why anyone would care what SPF policy I
use at home (which is the only system I personally control and can speak about
with any authority), especially since for an email implementor that policy is
more likely to be the result of the need to test things rather than any actual
personal need.

That's deployment experience.  Even if it's a test system or a home
system, the way you deploy that protocol reveals your personal
preferences and attitudes toward it.  Since SPF is (or used to be)
somewhat controversial, I think it would be correct to take note of
how incompatible expectations are distributed.

IMHO, omitting to take the survey, you --in general, non responders--
just express lack of interest in SPF.  Am I wrong?

If you want to ask questions of an audience of implementors, I suggest that 
ask them what kind of support for SPF do they provide in their products and
perhaps what they know (or don't know) about actual customer usage of those

Agreed, if I had been more clever I'd have done that.  But then, those
who would have taken the burden to answer such more lengthy questions
are probably participating in SPFBIS already.  My questions are easier
to ask as well as to answer.

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