On Tue, Feb 24, 2004 at 10:01:56AM -0500, Bruce Lilly wrote:
Users want a solution to today's problems with email as it currently is
implemented, especially spam and email-borne worms and viruses. They
want such a solution immediately.
Then this is probably the wrong list for that.
IRTF ASRG may be a better place.
Other things, such as tie-ins with
instant messaging, etc. can wait. We already have a number of conflicting
goals; in order to produce something in a timely manner, we might well
have to defer resolving some of those conflicts, i.e. the solution
will be incomplete.
I don't think the goal of this list is a hackerish quick 'n dirty
SMTP replacement and also "timely" is a rather vague term.
Isn't one person's "extension" another person's "patch"? If not,
what is the distinction? Is ESMTP an "extension" or a "patch" to
Neither is a topic for this list. This list isn't about fixing (E)SMTP
it is about something completely new. Hence the name Next Generation.
There are a lot of modifications to SMTP available as drafts from the
IETF I-D repository.
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