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

2015-12-01 12:44:58
These may not feel like important issues to you, but for some people they are 
life-or-death issues, and
there really is a tradeoff to be made between the freedom of people in that 
situation to speak, and the
freedom of the operators of mail servers to surveil them, even when that 
surveillance has a good motive
behind it.   The problem is that it's not _just_ the people who need the 
information who get it.

If you're depending on the header writing practices of random
submission servers to keep you from being doxxed, you're not very
bright.  The doxxing crowd routinely use social engineering to call up
and get people to provide the information from the logs.

If you really need to keep your location private, use a Tor connection
to gmail or yahoo webmail.


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