Sorry, I forgot to put in the footnotes indicated in my message.
I will add them now (unfortunately repeating much of my original).
They don't affect the substance of what I wrote, (otherwise they wouldn't
have been footnotes), but they do forstall some misunderstanding of what
On Fri, 23 Oct 1998, Jeffrey Goldberg wrote:
> It's not quit the same. I want to be able to say that any sender for
> a message originating from my server is correct and any message
> origininating from my host is correct if it comes from a privileged
> process making the connection. So while someone could relay a message
> though my server with whatever envelope from they want, or make their
> own SMTP connection from my server, there is still a degree to which I
> want my STMP server to be trustworthy in its envelope froms.
Notes:  Yes, I know that MD should probably not be considered the
"originator", but there is a reasonable sense in which it should be
considered something like an originator and it is in that sense that
this concern is relevant.
 Here I am explicitly making the distinction between host and server.
often we can get away with conflating the two, but the concern is about
processes run by ordinary users that pretend to be MTAs injecting mail.
 Subject to the relaying constraints and other checks that the server
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