Re: [Shutup] [ietf-smtp] Proposed Charter for the "SMTP Headers Unhealthy To User Privacy" WG (fwd)

Ted Lemon <mellon@fugue.com> Wed, 02 December 2015 03:35 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Shutup] [ietf-smtp] Proposed Charter for the "SMTP Headers Unhealthy To User Privacy" WG (fwd)
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Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015 10:25 PM Rich Kulawiec wrote:
> The same user that might -- and I emphasize "might" -- in some way have
> a fraction of their privacy protected is the same one that has a 9-line
> email signature with the URLs of their social network profiles, their
> phone number, their title and employer, and other far more readily-useful
> information.

This is a stereotype, which very clearly is not grounded in any kind of serious, statistically sound survey of real-world users.   Are you seriously proposing that the IETF should base its decisions on reasoning of this quality?


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