on 5/26/2003 12:15 PM Valdis(_dot_)Kletnieks(_at_)vt(_dot_)edu wrote:
On Mon, 26 May 2003 11:14:24 CDT, "Eric A. Hall" said:
Bulk-mailers as senders are a small enough scope that forced upgrades
within a grace-period window is feasible.
The people that are the problem have a horrible tendency to not follow
the *CURRENT* RFCs (things like ignoring MX records, syntactically borked
MAIL FROM:, the whole gamut).
What makes you think they'd upgrade to software that would diminish their
ability to spam people who didn't want to be spammed?
That's what the penalties are for. The people who are doing that kind of
stuff today do it because there isn't any penalty for doing so.
A grace period gives them time to get their act together, to honor the
law, to clean their lists, etc. After that, bombs away.
Eric A. Hall http://www.ehsco.com/
Internet Core Protocols http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/coreprot/