[Operators] spam

Matthew Wild mwild1 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 19 13:05:45 UTC 2016


On 19 November 2016 at 12:52, David Banes <david at banes.org> wrote:
> How about following the very large email providers lead and do something like this;
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DMARC
> https://dmarc.org/2016/02/how-can-i-tell-who-is-using-dmarc/

DMARC prevents spoofing (e.g. spammers sending email from random
places, but appearing like it came from legitimate servers). Email
trivially allows this by default. XMPP does not have the same problem,
and spoofing is not possible, and is not happening in these spam
messages.

The spam problem comes from spammers registering real accounts on real
legitimate servers, many of which do not have adequate measures to
restrict or monitor mass account registration.

Regards,
Matthew


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