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

"John Levine" <johnl@taugh.com> Fri, 03 June 2016 00:43 UTC

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If I may ask an obvious question, how much better in practice is this
likely to be than RFC 6186?  I realize that 6186 is somewhat
inflexible and requires that the address or the local-part be the
login credential, but it is my impression that the vast majority of
mail servers are set up that way anyway.

R's,
John