Re: [apps-discuss] Call for adoption of draft-kucherawy-mta-malformed-00.txt as an APPSAWG document

"J.D. Falk" <jdfalk-lists@cybernothing.org> Fri, 08 July 2011 14:37 UTC

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On Jul 8, 2011, at 7:27 AM, Murray S. Kucherawy wrote:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: apps-discuss-bounces@ietf.org [mailto:apps-discuss-bounces@ietf.org] On Behalf Of John R Levine
>> Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011 7:24 AM
>> To: Nathaniel Borenstein
>> Cc: apps-discuss@ietf.org
>> Subject: Re: [apps-discuss] Call for adoption of draft-kucherawy-mta-malformed-00.txt as an APPSAWG document
>> 
>> Well, I did carefully say MSAs in that sentence.  You're right, picky
>> enforcement of RFC 5322 and its predecessors on mail from strangers tends
>> to lose more sloppy legit mail than unwanted mail.
>> 
>> I think it'd be worth noting that MSAs can and should be stricter about
>> what they accept than relay MTAs are.
> 
> I'd be fine with that.

+1, so long as we explain that this is most often due to end user preferences rather than technical concerns.

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