RE: Strange error messages

From: Steve Jenkins <>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 10:09:03 -0800

I apologize for being totally OT, but am I the only one that is mentally
adding "are afoot at the Circle K" to this subject line? Fellow Bill and Ted
fans out there? I can't be the only geeky 80s movie fan out here... ;)


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Murray S.
Sent: Monday, December 20, 2010 9:33 AM
Subject: RE: Strange error messages

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
[] On Behalf Of John Coppens
> Sent: Monday, December 20, 2010 8:22 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Strange error messages
> > However, It's not a configuration error on anybody's part, it's just a
> > notice (likely) that the verification of your signature isn't matching
> > what's in the email headers. This almost certainly because the
> > mailing list software that MIT uses changes one of the signed headers,
> > likely the Subject field.
> Well, if incorrect or unnecessary messages (or signatures) are
> generated, that is, at least, ecologically unjustified ;-)

They're neither; they're correct because the DK signature was invalidated
(probably by the relaying MLM), and they're necessary because the signing
domain explicitly requested them (via the "r=" tag as Todd mentioned).

As for your question about using DK vs. DKIM, it appears most or all of the
verifiers are now treating DK and DKIM equally, and since the latter is the
standard that's got the momentum now, I would stick with it.

Received on Mon Dec 20 2010 - 18:09:12 PST

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