[HCoop-Help] HCoop SMTP Server and Spam
adamc at hcoop.net
Tue Apr 7 08:45:49 EDT 2009
> On http://wiki.hcoop.net/MemberManual/Email#SendingMail, it seems that
> we are discouraged from using the HCoop SMTP server to send outgoing
> mail (to mailboxes that HCoop doesn't host).
No one is doing serious spam filtering based on e-mail addresses; it's
all based on server IP addresses, if anything. I added the SPF record
because Google documentation says they take SPF presence into account in
deciding whether to blacklist server IPs. I don't really care if
spammers are spoofing @hcoop.net addresses, as I think any savvy
spam-filtering system doesn't care, either.
Are you pointing out a flaw in the way I set up the SPF record, such
that Google and others might trust our SMTP server(s) less as a result?
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