Re: [Exim] exiscan-acl-4.24-22 - SPF support

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Author: David Woodhouse
To: Tom Kistner
CC: exim-users
Subject: Re: [Exim] exiscan-acl-4.24-22 - SPF support
On Wed, 2004-05-26 at 11:24 +0200, Tom Kistner wrote:
> David Woodhouse wrote:
> > Please don't give the above as an example of how to use SPF. That would
> > be a _very_ silly thing for people to cut and paste into their config
> > file. Perhaps this would do as an example instead...
> >
> >     deny    !spf=pass
> >         !verify=sender/callout,random,postmaster

> OK, but why is following a "fail" verdict silly? If a domain is so
> strict that it wants non-authorized relays to fail, why can't we honor
> that request?

Because they have no right to make that request. If my users have a
forward file they _authorised_ the forwarding of their email. Just
because some nutter on the sender side thinks that forwarding is bad,
that doesn't mean we should encourage _recipients_ to obey.