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David Woodhouse wrote:
This is how SMTP has worked since the early 1980s, and still works
today. If you choose to believe that by continuing to be compatible
with how email has worked for over two decades I am 'doing the damage',
then so be it.
No, the actual damage is being inflicted by those who spoof others' e-mail
addresses with malicious intent (spammers, malware, etc.). However,
innocent bystanders insisting that all this legacy "functionality" of
SMTP be retained forever is now causing those innocent bystanders to
become part of the problem.
If you use -all, there are situations in which your mail will be thrown
away. If you reject for failure, there are situations in which you will
be throwing away genuine mail, forwarded through normal, SMTP-compatible
Right. However the magnitude of this (1) isn't a significant problem for
many people and (2) is outweighed by the benefit (no more misdirected
bounces, etc.) almost all the time.
This will have been my last comment on this topic for at least another
half a year. This horse has been beaten to death too many times already.
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