RFC 5451, "Message Header Field for Indicating Message Authentication Status", April 2009
Note: This RFC has been obsoleted by RFC 7001Source of RFC: IETF - NON WORKING GROUP
Errata ID: 2617
Status: Held for Document Update
Publication Format(s) : TEXT
Reported By: D. Stussy
Date Reported: 2010-11-09
Held for Document Update by: Sean Turner
Section 2.4.2 says:
hardfail: This client is explicitly not authorized to inject or relay mail using the sender's DNS domain.
It should say:
fail: This client is explicitly not authorized to inject or relay mail using the sender's DNS domain.
Change [sixth paragraph] for consistency:
1) RFC 4408 (SPF) defines this state as "fail", not "hardfail".
2) The other subsections of 2.4 of this RFC define "fail".
The change makes the result state consistent and parallel to those as noted in other RFCs and for the alternative methods defined in this RFC.