Re: [dmarc-ietf] Ticket #55, closing

Alessandro Vesely <> Sun, 24 January 2021 18:27 UTC

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Subject: Re: [dmarc-ietf] Ticket #55, closing
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On Sun 24/Jan/2021 18:05:03 +0100 John Levine wrote:
> In article <> you write:
>>I'm going to post version -01 of failure reporting before 22 February.  Please express consensus or ask for changes.
>>MD version:
> My main concern continues to me that we should not have made this a
> separate draft, but we should put all of the reporting in one document.

That cannot be expressed in the draft itself...

> In sec 3 it says the reports SHOULD include all URIs.  That is a privacy problem since it is common
> for unsubscribe URIs to contain the recipient address in plain text or an easily reversed encoding
> such as base32.

Would something generic as the following do?

    These reports SHOULD include any URI(s) from the message that failed
    authentication, unless privacy reasons suggest otherwise.  [...]

> The privacy considerations miss the fact that organization domains are
> only an approximation to actual domain ownership, and reports may be
> sent to someone unrelated to the actual sender. This is not
> hypothetical; I get reports for subdomains who are not me all the time.

Shall I add that verbatim as a second paragraph in Security Considerations?

    In addition, note that Organizational Domains are only an approximation
    to actual domain ownership  Therefore, reports may be sent to someone
    unrelated to the actual sender.