Re: [ietf-smtp] Curious, with this now being associated to emailcore, should list name change?

John Levine <johnl@taugh.com> Sun, 19 July 2020 17:46 UTC

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Subject: Re: [ietf-smtp] Curious, with this now being associated to emailcore, should list name change?
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In article <ce227a65-05f8-4b3a-b464-5720cd39fc3b@gulbrandsen.priv.no> you write:
>On Sunday 19 July 2020 16:43:57 CEST, John Levine wrote:
>> Adding new names to the registry requires expert review and I expect
>> the expert would be sceptical of proposed names that were a lot longer
>> than the existing ones. I don't see any over 35 characters which seems
>> reasonable.
>
>My personal server currently has 559 field names longer than that. The 25 
>worst offenders:
>
> X-Offlineimap-X706593913-6d61646475636b2e6e6574-494e424f582e647261667473
> X-Gemstorm-Computing-T/A-The-It-Company-Mailscanner-Information
> ...

Right, that's what I meant when I said that no matter what the specs say,
we have to defend against junk.  Those don't look particularly spammy,
just clueless, but we have to deal with them anyway.

R's,
John