[kde-community] Changes to mailing list behaviour

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at kde.org
Wed Aug 3 07:39:55 UTC 2016


On Wed, Aug 3, 2016 at 12:16 AM, Milian Wolff <mail at milianw.de> wrote:
> On Tuesday, August 2, 2016 10:49:18 PM CEST Ben Cooksley wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Just a heads up on an upcoming change.
>>
>> As mentioned in an earlier thread, we'll need to change a series of
>> settings on our mailing lists in order to maximise compatibility with
>> mail providers which have enabled DMARC for their domains.
>>
>> Any changes the mailing list makes to an email, such as to the
>> subject, mail body or certain headers (which varies from provider to
>> provider) can cause breakage of DKIM signatures, and therefore a DMARC
>> validation failure.
>>
>> Validation failures can result in messages being bounced or bulk
>> (spam) foldered by recipients of messages, and likely harms the
>> reputation of KDE.org mail infrastructure as well (impacting
>> deliverability for all email). By altering messages and causing these
>> failures, we effectively exclude people from our community simply
>> because of decisions taken by their mail provider.
>>
>> We'll therefore be disabling stripping of any attachments or html
>> bodies, modification of mail subjects, and removing any mail headers
>> or footers which the list is adding into any mails. This will be made
>> globally across all lists on kde.org infrastructure some time in the
>> next week or two.
>
> Does this include the List-Id headers etc. used for filtering of mailing list
> emails?

In general List-* headers aren't included in mails sent by users of
our lists (and thus won't be DKIM signed), so these will be left
enabled.

>
> Thanks

Regards,
Ben

>
> --
> Milian Wolff
> mail at milianw.de
> http://milianw.de


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