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Sender Policy Framework (SPF) for Authorizing Use of Domains in Email, Version 1
draft-ietf-spfbis-4408bis-21

Network Working Group                                       S. Kitterman
Internet-Draft                              Kitterman Technical Services
Obsoletes: 4408 (if approved)                         September 26, 2013
Intended status: Standards Track
Expires: March 30, 2014

 Sender Policy Framework (SPF) for Authorizing Use of Domains in Email,
                               Version 1
                      draft-ietf-spfbis-4408bis-21

Abstract

   Email on the Internet can be forged in a number of ways.  In
   particular, existing protocols place no restriction on what a sending
   host can use as the "MAIL FROM" of a message or the domain given on
   the SMTP HELO/EHLO commands.  This document describes version 1 of
   the Sender Policy Framework (SPF) protocol, whereby ADministrative
   Management Domains (ADMDs) can explicitly authorize the hosts that
   are allowed to use its domain names, and a receiving host can check
   such authorization.

   This document obsoletes RFC4408.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     1.1.  Terminology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
       1.1.1.  Keywords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
       1.1.2.  Imported Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
       1.1.3.  MAIL FROM Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
       1.1.4.  HELO Definition  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     1.2.  check_host() . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
   2.  Operational Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     2.1.  Publishing Authorization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     2.2.  Checking Authorization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     2.3.  The "HELO" Identity  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     2.4.  The "MAIL FROM" Identity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
     2.5.  Location of Checks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
     2.6.  Results of Evaluation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
       2.6.1.  None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
       2.6.2.  Neutral  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
       2.6.3.  Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
       2.6.4.  Fail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

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