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Re: Email archiving (was: New Content-Disposition...)

2004-07-19 11:57:59

The W3C email system creates public archives of many of its mailing 
lists.  Before accepting a message for a mailing list, the system attempts 
to ensure that the sender has given permission for such publication - when 
email is received from a source for which such permission is not "on 
record", a response is sent asking for such permission.

This suggests to me a possibility of turning around the idea to indicate 
*permission* to for long-term archival storage. 

In the context of interpersonal email, this seems a bit silly.  Do you 
need "permission" to save this message from me in your message store for 
as long as you wish?