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Do we need SMTP compliance?

2005-03-10 08:17:25

At 08:04 AM 3/10/2005 -0500, Hector Santos wrote:

"We build up whole cultural intellectual patterns based on past 'facts'
which are extremely selective. When a new fact comes in that does not fit
the pattern we don't throw out the pattern. We throw out the fact. A
contradictory fact has to keep hammering and hammering and
hammering,sometimes for centuries, before maybe one or two people see it.
And then these one or two have to start hammering on others for a long time
before they see it too . . . Seeing is not believing. Believing is seeing."
                      "Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance"

I like the quote. We've got to move this discussion off the other threads, however. So here is a new thread where we can discuss all issues related to SMTP compliance.

As I understand the arguments pro and con:

Pro: Rejecting messages with errors in the SMTP commands will eliminate most spam. Con: Spammers can correct these errors, and will do so as soon as the need arises.

I've probably missed something, but please restate the arguments (briefly), so we can start with the right understanding.

-- Dave

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