--On 30 April 2010 15:33:51 -0600 "McDowell, Brett"
Talking about the status quo is to talk about how every ISP/MBP (btw, is
it common practice to refer to a "mailbox provider" as a MBP?)
I tend to use "ESP" - Email Service Provider.
So the status quo is ugly at best.
Is there any will in this group (aside from my own) to evolve the
standards to improve the status quo?
There is here! As far as I'm concerned email is badly broken already.
Are the rest of you as concerned about the damage fraud messaging can
have to a user's computer, identity, and all systems on the Internet
accessible from that computer? I know I don't have to say this, but...
this isn't just about stopping annoying ads for viagra. And it isn't
just about financial institutions' monetary losses due to account
takeover attacks enabled by phishing. It's about the trustworthiness of
the Internet and addressing the A#1 channel criminals use today to
undermine the integrity of this amazing infrastructure all of us have
enjoyed and many of *you* have created. </soapbox>
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