Re: [dmarc-ietf] Ticket #39 - remove p=quarantine

Michael Thomas <mike@mtcc.com> Thu, 03 December 2020 17:46 UTC

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Subject: Re: [dmarc-ietf] Ticket #39 - remove p=quarantine
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On 12/2/20 10:12 PM, Jim Fenton wrote:
>
> On 2 Dec 2020, at 6:09, Dave Crocker wrote:
>
>     *none*: The Domain Owner offers no expression of concern.
>
>     *quarantine:* The Domain Owner considers such mail to be
>     suspicious. It is possible the mail is valid, although the
>     failure creates a significant concern.
>
>     *reject: *The Domain Owner considers all such failures to be a
>     clear indication that the use of the domain name is not valid.
>     See Section 10.3
>     <https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7489#section-10.3
>     <https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7489#section-10.3>> for some
>     discussion of SMTP rejection methods and their implications.
>
> The problem is that /quarantine/ and /reject/ are imperative verbs. 
> The specification can use any definition, but if it uses imperative 
> words, they are going to be taken as imperative.
>
> Maybe /discardable/ should be used instead.
>
If it's not clear that it's "this is what I'd do" rather than some 
requirements language imperative then maybe that could be made more clear.


> Why do I have a feeling of deja vu?
>
>
No comment.

Mike