Caitlin Bestler <caitlinb(_at_)rp(_dot_)asomi(_dot_)net> writes:
My initial minimalist approach is to propose a standard
whereby the source of an email can be authenticated,
allowing receivers and relayers the option of rejecting or
simply segregating email without authenticated sources.
Thus leading to masses of authenticated spam? Anyone can generate an
RSA key. There are enough primes out there that you can generate one
for each piece of spam and still never run out. :)
Authentication is not the same as encryption .... Authenticated just means
dialup/cable/dsl users have to use their upstream ISP
no, that's not what authentication means. nor is this a reasonable
constraint to impose.