Re: [IETF] DMARC methods in mailman

S Moonesamy <> Tue, 27 December 2016 06:46 UTC

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Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2016 21:48:05 -0800
To: "tom p." <>, Patrik Fältström <>,
From: S Moonesamy <>
Subject: Re: [IETF] DMARC methods in mailman
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Hi Tom, Patrik,
At 02:31 26-12-2016, tom p. wrote:
>I note too that e-mails in unusual dialects appear to get footers added
>in text/plain, to identify which list they are on.
>I believe that this does not invalid the origin DKIM signature, so I see
>the criterion as always modifying messages but not in a way that
>invalids DKIM signatures.

That modification invalidates the DKIM signature.

At 03:10 26-12-2016, Patrik Fältström wrote:
>Bingo! What should have been some kind of 
>requirement is to define the method of signing 
>the content of portions of a message with some BCP for mailing lists.

There is a BCP for mailing lists.  The IETF 
document was not aligned with the Mailman common 
practices at the time the IETF document was written or now.

>The stress, if I may call it that, today for 
>DKIM is that the signing is not in sync with how mailing lists are run.


S. Moonesamy