Why isn't the technical notion of stealth SMTP proxies intended and
currently used by third parties to "filter" objectionable email at least
as much anathema in the IETF as the technical notion of modifying voice/IP
protocols to someday facilitate "monitoring" of "criminal" voice traffic?
Am I weird in worrying even more about not being able to speak than about
the privacy of my words?
Vernon Schryver vjs(_at_)rhyolite(_dot_)com
P.S. if you aren't bothered by the notion of third parties imposing what
they consider "proxies" for your HTTP, SMTP, or other traffic, then the
draft looks interesting. As with the wiretapping controversy, the issue
has nothing to do with the technical quality of the draft.
P.P.S. I don't like spam and have done more than many people to combat it,
including having built and operated automated filters that rejected (and
might still be rejecting) 1000's of messages per day from the network
of a large corporation. That filtering was not by a stealth proxy or
by a third party and so was ok by my lights, but I'm beginning to wonder
if it was such a good precedent.