Re: [Asrg] MX, was Adding a spam button to MUAs

Ian Eiloart <iane@sussex.ac.uk> Tue, 09 February 2010 11:59 UTC

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--On 8 February 2010 14:59:17 +0000 John Levine <johnl@taugh.com> wrote:

>> Which is a real shame. It would be very nice to assume that a domain
>> without an MX record isn't an email domain. Too late for A records, but
>> for  AAAA records....
>
> Believe me, I tried when they were working on 5321, but was roundly
> shouted down, evidently because the handful of existing MTAs on
> IPv6 make it "too late" to change.

Do you think a political campaign that resulted in - say - all UK 
educational establishments, or all .gov.uk domains (or both) implementing 
such a rule would change their minds? What if Google also implemented the 
rule.


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Ian Eiloart
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