Some of you may not be aware (especially if you're not subscribed to the
IETF list) that there's a document in Last Call for BCP,
draft-hutzler-spamops-04, that makes recommendations for submission of
mail and relaying of mail between mail networks.
I don't believe that this document is written with either adequate
precision or accuracy, and frankly I didn't see any easy way to fix it
by making small changes to the text. So n an attempt to produce better
language, I wrote my own draft of a document with similar scope, which
can be accessed at
I also believe that this topic needs more discussion among SMTP
implementors and users before any document can claim to have rough
I would therefore appreciate it if members of this list would read both
documents and offer comments about either or both of them, particularly
about areas where the two documents differ.
I'll also send a copy of my Last Call comments to this list, in a