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Re: [ietf-smtp] [Shutup] Proposed Charter for the "SMTP Headers Unhealthy To User Privacy" WG (fwd)

2015-12-01 07:53:33
On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 08:17:52PM +0100, Matthias Leisi wrote:
Whose privacy are we trying to protect? Recipient or Sender? 

And from whom are we trying to protect it? Sender (administrative
folks)? Recipient (administrative folks)? The man in the middle (state-
or non-state-actor)?

I think that these are vitally important questions to consider up-front,
well before we entertain any discussion about *how* to protect privacy.

And I think that when we consider them, we should do so with a healthy
dose of reality, e.g., we need to consider factors outside the scope of
email servers and email standards.  It would be more convenient to pretend
those don't exist, but it certainly won't yield useful results.


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