On Tue April 5 2005 15:30, Internet-Drafts(_at_)ietf(_dot_)org wrote:
A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts
Title : Ncc in Mail Header
Author(s) : A. Sankar
Filename : draft-arun-ncc-smtp-02.txt
Pages : 4
Date : 2005-4-5
This draft presents a mechanism to simplify one of the cumbersome
aspects of mailing, when one needs to send mails only to a subset of
mail-ids from an alias [ALIAS] . The basic intention is only to minimize
the complication and difficulty of a mail user when a mail needs to be
sent to n - m mail IDs i.e. send it to a group Id of n and exclude m
from the alias [ALIAS] list.
A URL for this Internet-Draft is:
As the draft lacks any indication of where discussion should take
place, I'm sending these comments to the author and the IETF discussion
list, with informational copies to the ietf-822 and ietf-smtp lists.
All of your comments miss the most important points - namely that this
proposal breaks layering and it isn't backward compatible with the
installed base. For those reasons alone there's no way that this
proposal should be seriously considered.