Re: [dmarc-ietf] Definition of "value" in RFC8601

Brandon Long <blong@google.com> Fri, 03 April 2020 20:02 UTC

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From: Brandon Long <blong@google.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2020 13:01:58 -0700
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Subject: Re: [dmarc-ietf] Definition of "value" in RFC8601
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On Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 5:10 PM John R Levine <johnl@taugh.com> wrote:

> >> In systems that keep ASCII and EAI mail separate, that info will be in
> >> the metadata, whether it arrived in an SMTP session with the SMTPUTF8
> >> option.
> >
> > Does anyone implement it that way?
>
> I have no idea.  I don't in my code either.
>
> > Unfortunately, everybody thinks they can just make their own emali
> messages
> > because its a text-like format, and they're very often wrong.
>
> Surely you're aware that 50% of all programmers are of below average
> skill.
>

Clearly.  But it goes beyond that, even programmers who are of above
average skill
aren't expected to be knowledgeable about all of the sharp edges they can
run into.

Brandon