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From David B Funk <>
Subject Re: Somewhat OT: DMARC and this list
Date Fri, 19 May 2017 19:13:22 GMT
On Fri, 19 May 2017, Dianne Skoll wrote:

> Hi,
> Tons of list traffic keeps getting quarantined because of DMARC.  For
> example, a recent message from David Jones <>:
> DMARC policy for domain suggests Rejection as
> DMARC_POLICY_REJECT, but quarantined due to rule settings
> $ host -t txt
> descriptive text "v=DMARC1\; p=reject\; sp=reject\;\;"
> (In this instance, we've overridden the DMARC policy and converted it
> to quarantine instead of reject, so I was able to retrieve the email, but...)
> I'm pretty sure Mailman can do DMARC-munging.  Can ezmlm do the equivalent
> of Mailman's "ALLOW_FROM_IS_LIST" feature?
> Regards,
> Dianne.

My read on this is that "" is living dangerously. They publish SPF 
records and DMARC records (with p=reject) but do NOT DKIM sign their mail.

In general it's dangerous to expect SPF to work thru a maillist or other 
forwarder. Often DKIM will but you cannot count on it (particularly if the list 
engages in Subject munging).

If they're only going to use SPF then publishing a DMARC policy of "reject" is 

Please let me know if I'm misinterpreting the signs.


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