jonagard at amazon
Jun 10, 2004, 12:29 PM
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I think it is time to start pushing for everyone to adopt SPF. With AOL's
announcement that they won't whitelist domains that don't publish by the
end of the summer, there is major pressure on legitimate senders to publish
SPF records. We can do the same by backing up AOL and doing the same for
incoming mail to our servers.
We need to decide on a flag day. I vote for September 22, as it is the first
day of Autumn in the US, and AOL said "by the end of summer". We would need
a firm commitment by everyone to start filtering via SPF by that time.
Those who want to can start giving negative scores to email that doesn't
come from an SPF publisher.
A message needs to be sent out to everyone who does not publish SPF records.
How do we identify them all? How do we send them all a message? Any ideas?
Finally, we need to come up with a message to send. It needs to be short,
precise, and to the point. It needs to make sense for people whose only
experience with the internet is the purchase of a domain name, and for
those who have been here since before domain names were invented. It needs
to strongly encourage the reader to publish SPF records. Either they do it
out of fear of becoming irrelevant, or they do it out of a sense of duty to
We'll need to translate this message to several languages. We can't expect
all domain name owners to be fluent in English.
Jonathan M. Gardner
Mass Mail Systems Developer, Amazon.com
jonagard [at] amazon
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