[ietf-dkim] Re: "I sign everything" yes/no
chl at clerew.man.ac.uk
Mon Nov 27 06:27:34 PST 2006
On Sun, 26 Nov 2006 14:20:06 -0000, Hallam-Baker, Phillip
<pbaker at verisign.com> wrote:
> Deploying DKIM just within the NNTP environment as a spam control
> measure could make a lot of sense. It will inevitably happen as people
> write DKIM aware mail/news clients.
Not sure I agree there.
Phishing is irrelevant for News. There is much less spam on News than on
Email (either that, or the news server I use has incredibly good filtering
But there is a LOT of address scraping by spammers off News, as a result
of which large numbers of posters routinely 'munge' their addresses
(hopefully also adding a '.invalid' at the end), and that will rather
defeat the intentions of DKIM.
Its only advantage AFAICS is when you know (or think it likely/possible)
that your articles may be gatewayed into email at some stage.
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