As a working group chair - I would refuse an e-mail account that I am
not allowed to spam control on my own terms.
Before long these published email addresses would become spam sponges -
and completely worthless (or expensive timewise to correctly filter
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[mailto:ietf-bounces(_at_)ietf(_dot_)org] On Behalf Of
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 5:29 PM
To: Harald Tveit Alvestrand; Dean Anderson
Cc: Internet Engineering Task Force
Subject: Re: Response to complaint from Dean Anderson (fwd)
Thus spake "Harald Tveit Alvestrand" <harald(_at_)alvestrand(_dot_)no>
I have replied that I do not see the merit to your complaint, and have
NOT asked Rob Austein to change his address, have NOT asked ISC to
antispam policies, and have NOT asked SORBS to change ther listings -
having concluded that none of these is the IETF's business.
(the alternative - declaring that every antispam function of every
system that is used by an IETF participant is a matter for the IETF to
have an opinion on, and possibly work to have changed, every time it
causes a message to bounce or be dropped - is simply not workable.)
While I disagree with Dean in general and also with most of his current
argument, I think it is a reasonable request that IETF "officials" be
given an @ietf.org email alias and that those aliases be published for
use in situations such as this.
It's probably going too far to require sending mail from those aliases;
despite Dean's faults, he's smart enough to use the published alias if
he gets a bounce from someone's personal or work address.
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CCIE #3723 are a great annoyance to those of us who do."
K5SSS --Isaac Asimov
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