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Re: Spammers Skirt IP Authentication Attempts
On Wed, Sep 08, 2004 at 12:14:54PM +0100, Paul Jakma wrote: > On Wed, 8 Sep 2004, vijay gill wrote: > > >But if instead of foobar.com, it is vix.com or citibank.com, then > >their SPF records will not point at randomgibberish.comcast.net as > >an authorized sender. That means that if I do get a mail purporting > >to be from citi from randomgibberish, I can junk it without > >hesitation. > > Yes, all we need for SPF to work is for spammers to play along and > cooperate, and we'll be able to filter out the spam they send. > > Earth calling... ;) I'm probably going into an argument with a net.kook but just to be sure, let me clarify this: How do you think spammers will be able to subvert citibank.com to have random.cablemodem.net as a permitted sender? I've never believed spf was the ultimate solution, just that it allows me to better filter some of the joe-bobs. /vijay - falling yet again into another argument which is probably more annoying than a thorned thong.