Re: [Asrg] Some data on the validity of MAIL FROM addresses

Yakov Shafranovich <research@solidmatrix.com> Tue, 20 May 2003 23:19 UTC

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Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 19:10:57 -0400

At 04:35 PM 5/20/2003 -0400, Daniel Feenberg wrote:
>Does everyone doing wrong have to work so hard to entice others into sin
>as some members of this list are wont to do?
>
>Accept and discard is a very bad system. I understand that some software
>will do content filtering no other way, but that doesn't make it worthy
>of advocacy.

To both the devils and the angels :)

Practically speaking, both accept and discard, and reject at SMTP level 
will be around for a while. It is highly unlikely that the entire Internet 
will move over to one or the other. Additionally, both have their pros and 
cons, and its upto to the specific system admin to figure out which one is 
better. We as ASRG, must account for both.

Yakov 

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