Re: [dmarc-ietf] Recipient domain in aggregate reports (#62)

John R Levine <johnl@taugh.com> Mon, 10 May 2021 16:10 UTC

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From: "John R Levine" <johnl@taugh.com>
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Subject: Re: [dmarc-ietf] Recipient domain in aggregate reports (#62)
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On Mon, 10 May 2021, Alessandro Vesely wrote:
>> Indeed.  I check DMARC on all my incoming mail, but it is unlikely
>> that I will ever get around to sending reports.
>
> It'd be interesting to know what refrains you to do DMARC aggregate reports.

It's a large amount of programming work to manage the database and extract 
and create the reports.  If I had nothing better to do I might do it but 
it is a very very low priority, particulary considering how small my site is.

>> More to the point, IETF standards tell people what to do if you want
>> to interoperate, not how the document's authors might wish the world
>> were different. You can obviously implement all of DMARC processing on
>> inbound mail without ever sending a report, so in this place MUST is
>> simply wrong.
>
> Agreed, SHOULD seems to be the right world here.  I'd expect your reply to 
> the above question to provide subject matter for the reasons why an operator 
> may want to not do it.

MAY is correct but I can live with SHOULD.

Regards,
John Levine, johnl@taugh.com, Taughannock Networks, Trumansburg NY
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