John does have business interests in commercial accreditation services,
however I think he in general somehow does not like policy records
It's true, I don't, and I've been trying to figure out why not. It
finally came to me: senders are not the right people to judge their own
When I think of SSP records saying dump mail if it's not signed, I see a
bunch of tiny gorillas*, beating their teensy chests and saying in high
squeaky voices, "Beware, oh Internet, of the Scourge of Criminals
attempting to forge the image of my Inestimable Personage, and do not DARE
to be fooled by these Base Mockeries of Communication!" The only
reasonable response from everyone else is somewhere between "Huh?" and
If the ABA or the FDIC published a list of domains used by member banks to
send signed transactional mail, I would find that really useful. A list
of people who think they are as threatened by forgery as those banks is
useless other than for entertainment value.
So that's the problem with SSP. Whatever your policy is, unless you're
someone I already have reason to be interested in, I don't care.
John Levine, johnl(_at_)iecc(_dot_)com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for
Information Superhighwayman wanna-be, http://johnlevine.com, Mayor
"I dropped the toothpaste", said Tom, crestfallenly.
* - Lest anyone wonder, on the 500 pound gorilla scale I rate about an
ounce and a half.
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