RFC 7208 on Sender Policy Framework (SPF) for Authorizing Use of Domains in Email, Version 1

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A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

        RFC 7208

        Title:      Sender Policy Framework (SPF) for 
                    Authorizing Use of Domains in Email, 
                    Version 1 
        Author:     S. Kitterman
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       April 2014
        Mailbox:    scott@kitterman.com
        Pages:      64
        Characters: 144189
        Obsoletes:  RFC 4408

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-spfbis-4408bis-21.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc7208.txt

Email on the Internet can be forged in a number of ways.  In
particular, existing protocols place no restriction on what a sending
host can use as the "MAIL FROM" of a message or the domain given on
the SMTP HELO/EHLO commands.  This document describes version 1 of
the Sender Policy Framework (SPF) protocol, whereby ADministrative
Management Domains (ADMDs) can explicitly authorize the hosts that
are allowed to use their domain names, and a receiving host can check
such authorization.

This document obsoletes RFC 4408.

This document is a product of the SPF Update Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and suggestions
for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the Internet
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