Richard Eibrand wrote:
> I recently read this months Linux Journal and there was an interesting
> article on SPF (Sender Policy Framework) and its ability to seriously
> reduce the amount of incoming spam.
>> Now, I'm no expert in this area, but it seemed rather easy to implement,
> and hence thought that perhaps it could be used for the Ilug mailing
> list... Just a idea.
>> Details of SPF can be found here http://spf.pobox.com/
SPF is a method for reducing the amount of spam that can forge your
address undetected. SPF just specifies the permitted sending IP
addresses for a particular domain. I doubt if SPF checking on the
linux.ie MX servers would reduce the spam by much without more
widespread publishing of SPF RRs.
There could be issues around publishing SPF RRs for linux.ie itself
given the fact that there are a number of people on the list with
linux.ie addresses that probably use their local SMTP server (whereever
it may be) to send their linux.ie mails.
John Reilly <jr at inconspicuous.org>
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