Re: [Asrg] Adding a spam button to MUAs

Dave CROCKER <dhc@dcrocker.net> Sat, 06 February 2010 01:48 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Asrg] Adding a spam button to MUAs
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On 2/5/2010 5:34 PM, Steve Atkins wrote:
> On Feb 5, 2010, at 5:13 PM, John Levine wrote:
>> What's wrong with a SRV record?  Then we can skip the moaning and groaning
>> from the DNS crowd about another overloaded TXT record.
>
> +1. A TXT record is seldom the right design choice, despite the trail of badly
> designed protocols that attempted to argue otherwise.

The recent trend towards using an _underscore.domain model has provided a 
scalable solution to the problem problem with TXT records, namely ambiguity.


> However...
>
> The right hand side of a SRV record is a hostname, not an email address.

right.

If all that's needed is a one-bit "i support the standard reporting address", 
that doesn't need an SRV, A, or MX.  If what's needed is an email address then 
that doesn't need any of those, either.

d/

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   Dave Crocker
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