|laziness, impatience, and hubris
Re^2: RFC: Email 2.0: Segmailby superfrink (Curate)
|on Sep 24, 2005 at 17:32 UTC
Whatever scheme someone thinks up will have to be adopted by enough domains before it starts to be effective. That doesn't mean it's not a good idea. Just that it's going to take a while so be ready to stick with the project. :)
Recently my domain has been getting bounce messages to non-existant accounts. The reason is that spam is currently being sent with forged From addresses that are just some random name @ mydomain.
I have had SPF setup in my DNS for a while now. I like it because it's pretty simple to setup. I don't have any issues where I try to send from different ISPs when I'm not road, etc.
I have learned that many domains do not use SPF. AOL, Gmail, Hotmail are some that do but many others don't. I've been emailing the whois contacts for each domain that bounces spam to me to tell them about SPF.
(Side note if your WHOIS contact information doesn't work I think you should lose your domain.)