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Re: Economics of SPAM [Was: Micorsoft's Sender ID Authentication......?]

  • From: Todd Vierling
  • Date: Mon Jun 13 11:00:00 2005

On Mon, 13 Jun 2005, [email protected] wrote:

> Here's a simple mechanism which has not yet been tried seriously. Email
> server peering.

All this stuff you're describing [almost] exactly matches the former
UUCP-based e-mail distribution mechanism.

> A lot of this dubious technical garbage can be swept aside
> if we simply recognize that the flat structure of a completely
> open SMTP service is not scalable.

But we already found that the UUCP system didn't scale because its
management load was way too high.  That's why RFC821 exists!

We aren't rolling back the clock now -- the e-mail infrastructure is far too
large to do that.

(Oh sh*t, did I just feed a troll?)

-- Todd Vierling <[email protected]> <[email protected]> <[email protected]>