Re: DMARC: perspectives from a listadmin of large open-source lists

Miles Fidelman <mfidelman@meetinghouse.net> Mon, 14 April 2014 18:08 UTC

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Murray S. Kucherawy wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 7:57 PM, Miles Fidelman 
> <mfidelman@meetinghouse.net <mailto:mfidelman@meetinghouse.net>> wrote:
>
>
>     It strikes me that the real way to address some of these issues is
>     to add a few new headers to SMTP - to get rid of the overloading
>     of the From: and Reply-to: headers associated with mailing lists.
>      An SMTP extension that would absorb some of the well-known and
>     well-understood functions of list software.
>
>     [...]
>
>
> I made that same suggestion on a different list.  It seems as if that 
> suggestion was made long ago and the debate reached "religious" 
> proportions.  One of the usual answers emerged, which was that it'll 
> take forever to get this deployed with sufficient ubiquity as to be 
> helpful.
>
> I'm guessing that means we shouldn't try.
>
Can anybody comment on the process by which mailing list control headers 
(RFC 2919 and 2369) were coordinated?  Seems like there might be some 
lessons to be learned.

Miles Fidelman

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