Re: [Asrg] request for review for a non FUSSP proposal

Douglas Otis <> Tue, 23 June 2009 01:09 UTC

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An alternative for tokens would be to offer message links.  Rather  
than sending messages, a reference to a message is exchanged instead.   
The link format associated with the message should allow recipients a  
means to know who issued the message.  This would eliminate a need to  
track delivery status.  Unless the recipient follows the link, the  
message would not be considered delivered.  Receiving MTAs could offer  
a menu to allow recipients a means to automatically fetch messages  
from specific links as a method to save time when online, especially  
when dealing with slow uplinks.  This mode of operation might be  
globally used to ensure compatibility with existing MUAs or domains  
that don't support this mode of exchange.  Importantly, this method  
would not represent a major change in how email is currently handled,  
however authentication would become inherent with the transfer.