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Re: Re: draft-duan-smtp-receiver-driven-00.txt

2005-05-10 16:16:01

On Tue May 10 2005 18:27, Kartik Gopalan wrote:

The point is to design the
MTA to fit the email architecture, not to design the email
architecture to fit the current MTA design. Else you are simply
putting the cart before the horse.

We already have a large, distributed, heterogeneous, deployed
email architecture infrastructure and MTAs.  Extensions need
to work with that existing, deployed infrastructure in a
backwards-compatible way.  Believe it or not, the world isn't
going to switch over to completely new MTAs overnight just
because some draft says so.