David Nicol <davidnicol(_at_)gmail(_dot_)com> wrote:
i believe that the mechanisms for e-postage should be completely
orthogonal to e-commerce; merging them should be left to competitive
My sentiments exactly!
John Levine earlier wrote:
] We're a research group -- if you want to do standards track, the IETF
] is right down the hall. I think it would be quite useful to have
] something that describes a well thought out e-postage system, and all
] the reasons it failed.
(I was tempted to reply, "It ain't dead yet!" ;^)
I am willing to write up _a_ usage case, _if_ that will encourage
folks to actually _do_ research on this. But I don't believe it should
be part of an ePostage extension spec. There clearly are multiple
possible usage cases.
As far as "deployment" plans, that seems premature; but I could
respond to specific questions about how it might deploy. (Keep in
mind that mass-email isn't all spam, and there are quite a few
mass-emailers that currently pay "vouching" services to improve their
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