Re: [webfinger] [apps-discuss] Mail client configuration via WebFinger

Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie> Mon, 08 February 2016 01:45 UTC

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Subject: Re: [webfinger] [apps-discuss] Mail client configuration via WebFinger
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On 08/02/16 00:45, Paul E. Jones wrote:
> 
> If ACAP was going to take off, I think it would have by now.

That seems correct to me.

I think solving this problem in isolation would be worthwhile
if folks deployed a solution. (IOW, let's not generalise too
much.)

My own ask here is that the user not be expected to enter a
password until after whatever automatable checks can be done,
have been done. I really hate entering a password into a new
device before I've gotten any feedback that that device is not
going to send the password in clear over the network. And yes
that may be a minority concern, but it is still I think one
we ought not ignore, esp. as it should be quite possible to
encourage good behaviour here (it's as easy as encouraging
bad behaviour;-)

S.