Re: [dmarc-ietf] Two new fields in aggregate reports

Dotzero <dotzero@gmail.com> Fri, 25 October 2019 18:03 UTC

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Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 14:03:19 -0400
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Subject: Re: [dmarc-ietf] Two new fields in aggregate reports
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On Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 1:53 PM Seth Blank <seth=
40valimail.com@dmarc.ietf.org>; wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 10:49 AM John Levine <johnl@taugh.com>; wrote:
>
>> As far as I know, the point of DMARC reports is to help domain owners
>> understand who is sending mail that purports to be from them.  In a
>> large organization it can be remarkably hard to track down every mail
>> server in every department or every subcontractor that might be sending
>> real mail with the domain in the From: header.
>>
>> The domain owners use the reports to do things like update SPF records
>> to include all of the sending hosts, update server configs to add DKIM
>> signatures, or to fix servers that are adding invalid signatures, and
>> often to shut rogue servers down that shouldn't have been sending mail
>> in the first place.
>>
>> I can't see how spam scores would be of any use for any of these tasks.
>>
>
> +1000
>
> The point of DMARC reports is to understand what is not authenticating in
> an aligned fashion, so that you can get those mailstreams authenticating
> properly and verify things are now correct. Spam, nor insight into receiver
> mechanisms to combat spam (which change daily, per Brandon), is out of
> scope of DMARC reporting.
>
> Seth
>
>
Absolutely agree with the sentiments expressed by John and Seth.

Michael Hammer