Patchwork gets confused about authorship

Konstantin Ryabitsev konstantin at
Fri May 21 06:02:49 AEST 2021

On Thu, May 20, 2021 at 12:39:43PM -0700, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> > It's only required if there is no DKIM signature on the original message (see
> > my musings on this subject here:
> > )
> >
> > If there is no DKIM signature on the original mail, then yes, the DMARC
> > verification server is supposed to perform an "alignment check" to make sure
> > that the envelope-from domain matches the in-header From: domain.
> [...]
> >             A much better solution is to have everyone properly DKIM-sign
> > their outgoing mail. :)
> I just wanted to thank you for this.  I remember when DMARC+SPF broke
> the mailing list ecosystem, and I had no idea that increased adoption
> of DKIM is going to allow un-breaking it.  That little glimmer of hope
> was a great addition to my day.

Good to hear. And DKIM signing also helps with patch attestation, so it's a
win-win if more people start doing it. :) We check DKIM signatures with b4, so
hopefully it wouldn't be too hard to add something to patchwork that would
show whether the DKIM verification passes. Or this could be an external CI
check, I guess.

Anyway, everyone should DKIM-sign their mail!


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