On Mon, 2005-02-14 at 13:46 -0800,
--- Tony Finch <dot(_at_)dotat(_dot_)at> wrote:
On Mon, 14 Feb 2005, John R Levine wrote:
If a sender wants to rate-limit its mail, why can't it just do so?
sender -> isp -> exploder -> millions of people
The ISP no longer has any control over who receives a message after it has
been relayed to its recipients, unless there is some kind of call-back.
So a final step in this extrapolation is to make the callback get the content
and just send out a URL. Then you rate-limit by rate limiting your content
server. Let's call it IM2005.
I doubt this will supplant email anytime soon. It would be difficult to
establish an adequate synopsis upon which to base acceptance, without
this becoming a form of spam in itself. Despite the drawbacks, email is
popular for many reasons not satisfied by Instant Messaging.