On Thu, 4 Aug 2005, Florian Weimer wrote:
I think this is a bug in the specification. An "include" referencing
a domain without any SPF record should result in TempError, not
Neutral. This reduces the risk that legitimate mail is bounced
because the DNS is temporarily out of sync after a DNS update which
involves multiple zones.
In this case, and in every other that has come up, it is a *good*
thing that the mail bounced. Sheesh. People here act like a DSN
(bounce) is equivalent to the bit bucket. I was informed immediately
of the problem with earthlink (which was *not* temporary and would
*not* fix itself) and was able to take action to resolve it.
If the receiver had followed your idea, I would still be in the dark
about the broken SPF record.
Stuart D. Gathman <stuart(_at_)bmsi(_dot_)com>
Business Management Systems Inc. Phone: 703 591-0911 Fax: 703 591-6154
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