[mail-vet-discuss] Auth-Results issues? #11 section 9 examples

Tony Hansen tony at att.com
Thu Apr 27 19:54:50 PDT 2006


Murray S. Kucherawy wrote:
> Tony Hansen wrote:
>> In sections 9.3, it shows an MTA adding an A-R header based on auth. I'm
>> sorry, but this is an impossible case. Authentication is done when the
>> message is submitted, not by the receiving MTA. These will almost
>> *never* be the same server. Also, it is specified with an smtp.mail
>> headerspec, which is wrong for auth, which should be using smtp.auth
>> instead of smtp.mail.
> 
> It's possible to send a message to a user on the same server and have
> the client authenticate using SMTP AUTH.  So although it may be uncommon
> in the Internet universe, it's not completely invalid.
> 
> Either way, I'll rework the examples.

Hmmm, okay. If you keep this case in the examples, you might want to add
a note about how it can occur.

	Tony Hansen
	tony at att.com


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