Re: [ietf-smtp] Email explained from first principles

John R Levine <johnl@taugh.com> Thu, 27 May 2021 16:39 UTC

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Date: 27 May 2021 12:39:19 -0400
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From: "John R Levine" <johnl@taugh.com>
To: "Kaspar Etter" <kaspar@ef1p.com>
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Subject: Re: [ietf-smtp] Email explained from first principles
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PS:

On Thu, 27 May 2021, Kaspar Etter wrote:
> On a different note, the problem with malicious display names is much 
> worse than many people are aware: ...

I can assure you that everyone here is quite aware of the issue.  We're 
also aware that a large number of mail users pay no attention to the 
sender's name at all.  If you send a message from Evil Russian Criminal 
telling people to click on this link to verify your Paypal payment, lots 
of people will click anyway.

Regards,
John Levine, johnl@taugh.com, Taughannock Networks, Trumansburg NY
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