Sender Policy Framework
The Sender Policy Framework
(SPF) system is a way to stop people from forging your
domain name in email. This kind of forgery is widely used
by spammers, phishers and email viruses/worms.
Last December, I was elected to the SPF council, which
sounds more impressive than it really is. Mostly it is just
a way of letting the SPF community make final decisions on
stuff. As part of my council work, I do maintain the SPF council IRC logs.
My main goal as an SPF council member is to try and get an
SPF-classic draft spec
through the IETF. I've
pretty much taken over the active editing of the draft from
the previous two authors and I've learned just how much work
it is. Lots of research into details that have to be
right. Lots of debating issues and trying to reach a
consensus. Still, I think things are going very well and
I'm becoming very pleased with the draft. The IETF has
accepted it for Experimental RFC status, and now "all" I
have to do is work with the RFC editor to clean up any last
problems with it.
As one of a large group of volunteers working on the SPF
project, I have developed/maintain a few tools to help out.
The two main tools are the quasi-official SPF test suite and the LibSPF2 SPF implementation.
While I'm not an expert, I believe the information on this page is
correct. Please send suggestions and corrections to
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This web page was last changed on 11/22/2005 at 11:57:27.