Re: DMARC from the perspective of the listadmin of a bunch of SMALL community lists

Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu> Sun, 13 April 2014 20:08 UTC

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From: Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>
To: Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: DMARC from the perspective of the listadmin of a bunch of SMALL community lists
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On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 07:57:14AM +1200, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
> Hold on though. At the moment the text says, among other things,
> 
>    Note that other groups may also distribute
>    working documents as Internet-Drafts.  ...
> 
> We know this doesn't prevent marketing people from telling lies
> about the status of a document, but the IETF doesn't do so.

Well, maybe someone like Miles should consider writing an I-D "DMARC
considered harmful", which advises users impacted by Yahoo's diastrous
implementation of DMARC to find another e-mail provider.

Perhaps the metaphorical swatting the nose of these other groups with
a newspaper will help encourage them to avoid abusing the IETF's
reputation in order to market their specification.

					- Ted