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Re: slight update to draft-macdonald-antispam-registry

2011-05-11 15:21:17

--On Wednesday, May 11, 2011 21:31 +0200 Arnt Gulbrandsen
<arnt(_at_)gulbrandsen(_dot_)priv(_dot_)no> wrote:

On 05/11/2011 08:04 PM, Keith Moore wrote:
I've suffered far more harm from people blocking my incoming
mail due to input from DNSBLs, than I've ever suffered from

How I envy you.

I think it depends a bit on how one measures "harm".  I tend to
feel significantly harmed when legitimate messages (either ones
I send or ones that are sent to me) are not delivered -- even
one or two a month is an intolerable level.  By contrast, I see
spam as an expensive waste of time and resources, regardless of
the mechanism I use to deal with those messages (usually
amounting to a tradeoff between time and resources).  But, as
far as "harm" goes, non-delivery of messages that should have
been delivered and instead vanished without a trace is, for me,
qualitatively worse than any quantity of spam.

So, sadly, I'm inclined to agree with Keith.


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