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

Jim Fenton <fenton@bluepopcorn.net> Thu, 03 December 2020 06:12 UTC

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From: "Jim Fenton" <fenton@bluepopcorn.net>
To: "Dave Crocker" <dcrocker@gmail.com>
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Date: Wed, 02 Dec 2020 22:12:09 -0800
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Subject: Re: [dmarc-ietf] Ticket #39 - remove p=quarantine
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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> 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.

Why do I have a feeling of deja vu?

-Jim