Change to Mail Infrastructure - SPF and DKIM verification will now be enforced

Jan Kundr√°t jkt at kde.org
Tue Dec 8 10:11:34 GMT 2015


On Tuesday, 8 December 2015 10:19:51 CET, Ben Cooksley wrote:
> a) Clearing the "subject_prefix" setting
> b) Clearing "msg_header" and "msg_footer"
> c) Disabling "scrub_nondigest" and "first_strip_reply_to"
>
> Depending on who posts to your list, you may also need to:
> a) Set "reply_goes_to_list" to "Poster"
> b) Set "include_sender_header" to "False".

So you're proposing that all mailing lists over the whole world should 
cease adding the "[foo-bar]" prefix into subjects, and refrain from 
adding/overwriting the Reply-To header (among other things). I've seen many 
instances of these discussions, the bikeshedding was fun, but there was 
never any particular outcome.

It is irrelevant what our personal preference is. The fact of life is that 
there *are* mailing lists out there which perform these modifications, and 
these MLs won't change their config despite changes on our side. If we 
start rejecting these e-mails, well, our addresses will be unsubscribed 
from these MLs and we won't be able to participate in relevant technical 
discussions. If that happens, I'm afraid that the @kde.org e-mail addresses 
will no longer provide their stated value.

Cheers,
Jan

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