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Re: SPF [ Was: Re: Anti-recommendation: Comcast.]

 Bill Ricker wrote: 
>> SPF record. There is a special syntax for saying basically "any server in 
>> domainX's SPF record can also send mail 'from' my domain". 
> Doesn't that mean any OTHER comcast customer can forge for your domain? 

In theory, no, because they wouldn't be in's SPF record. 
However, looking at their actual SPF record, it looks excessively broad: 
v=spf1 ip4: ip4: ip4: 
ip4: ?all 

Now, that might actually not be as bad as looks on first blush, since I 
think those IP ranges are not ones that they give to customers (my current 
address from them is 

Even if Comcast's record is overly broad, SPF will still serve it's purpose. 
SPF is meant merely as a hint (even though some providers will tag spam 
based on SPF alone), so it's better to be overly broad than too narrow (and 
thereby getting mail you sent needlessly tagged as spam). 


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