On Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 12:18 PM, Justin Mason <jm at jmason.org> wrote:
> for what it's worth, we in SpamAssassin prefer the Received: header a la
> Y! Mail. those headers preserve ordering nicely, indicating the entire
> trail of transmission from start to end (in reverse order). that's
> great for our purposes.
That's fair enough. I'll try to get an answer internally as to why we're
not using it. It might be something as simple as "the client IP address is
not available to the backends" (obviously more than one server is involved
when a message is being constructed), or there may be a design reason. I'll
look into this next week.
I don't think there is one in this case.
I didn't think so. Michele; do you accept this? Flouting an RFC is a far
more serious matter than adopting a different practise to other providers,
and I would like you to either substantiate or withdraw the accusation.
Michele has a point regarding GMail's current status as a spammer conduit.
> It's being massively abused right now, since the CAPTCHA has been broken.
> Several very large sites are now blocking GMail; I'll forward details
> to you off-list.
We know about the CAPTCHA thing, obviously, and I know that there's a
significant effort going into addressing that. It's the whole "large
target" effect. Doing a CAPTCHA which is scalable, hard to crack and yet
meets accessibility requirements is difficult, apparently.
Colm Buckley / colm at tuatha.org / +353 87 2469146
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