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Subject [Spamassassin Wiki] Update of "Rules/SPF_HELO_SOFTFAIL" by AndrewDaviel
Date Fri, 27 Apr 2012 18:33:41 GMT
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The "Rules/SPF_HELO_SOFTFAIL" page has been changed by AndrewDaviel:
http://wiki.apache.org/spamassassin/Rules/SPF_HELO_SOFTFAIL?action=diff&rev1=4&rev2=5

  ## page was copied from Rules/SPF_PASS
  ## page was copied from Rules/SPF_NEUTRAL
  #language en
- == SpamAssassin Rule: SPF_SOFTFAIL ==
+ == SpamAssassin Rule: SPF_HELO_SOFTFAIL ==
  
- ''Standard description:'' SPF: sender does not match SPF record (softfail)
+ ''Standard description:'' SPF: HELO does not match SPF record (softfail)
  
  
  === Explanation ===
  
  SPF ([[http://www.openspf.org|Sender Policy Framework]])
- is an open standard specifying a technical method to prevent sender address forgery. The
sender's domain is matched against a list of allowed mail relays for that domain. This states,
for example, that mail from someone@example.com should have come via mail.example.com and
not mail.badguys.info.
+ is an open standard specifying a technical method to prevent sender address forgery. The
domain in the HELO command is matched against a list of allowed mail relays for that domain.
This states, for example, that mail from someone@example.com should have come via mail.example.com
and not mail.badguys.info.
  
- This often breaks where users have forwarded their email to another domain, but the forwarding
mechanism is not SPF-aware. Such a user would see SPF_FAIL tags on some of their incoming
mail.
+ In a normal mail client, the HELO command uses the internet name of the computer sending
the mail, so that someone might use their computer 1-2-3-dyn.bigisp.com to send mail through
bigisp.com's mail relay, which has an SPF record indicating that that's allowed.
  
  ==== Soft Fail ====
  

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