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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • SPF (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Matts (1087) on 2003.08.03 17:20 (#22717) Journal
    [Disclaimer: I wrote the SPF plugin for qpsmtpd]

    I think it's probably the best solution for solving the joe-job problem, but unfortunately it requires the sender of the bounce messages to implement it in order to cut your false bounce rate. So it's only good as long as the large providers implement it, and even then that's not enough - you need a 90%+ adoption rate. That's going to be its biggest challenge.

    Having said all that, you still get benefits and no downside to being an early adopter. That's a very good thing. And the fact that if it all does work we get to go back to using regular blocklists, well that's a very good thing. And the fact that it "fixes" SMTP without breaking SMTP is a very very good thing.

    I have high hopes for SPF, but in my heart I suspect it will ultimately have small levels of adoption.