SV: [DShield] SPF is fundamentally flawed

John Hardin johnh at
Thu Feb 19 21:51:29 GMT 2004

On Thu, 2004-02-19 at 13:33, Erik van Straten wrote:
> SPF will not stop spam and malware emails - that's why it is flawed.

Not by itself. If the MTA enforces that the From: address and the
envelope-from address must match, it might help.

> Apart from spam and viruses, these *huge* networks of compromised PC's
> have everything to do with security as they pose a threat to the
> Internet as a whole. Let's not waste time on SPF.

Agreed! Let's not get distracted.

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