[Top] [All Lists]

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

2015-12-01 13:43:22
At 17:58 +0000 on 12/01/2015, Ted Lemon wrote about Re: [ietf-smtp] [Shutup] Proposed Charter for the "SMTP Hea:

The benefit is pretty obvious. If my IP address and identity information appears in a Received: header field, then I can't send mail to a public mailing list without revealing to the world geolocation information that could be used for doxxing/swatting me, or for various other nefarious activities, and I can't send email to an individual unless I am willing to reveal that information to that individual. And I can't send email through any server operated by anyone to whom I do not wish to reveal that information.

I remember that years ago (but no longer) there was a remailer server somewhere in Europe that handled most of this situation. You sent it your message (with routing info in the message body) and it stripped off the identification info and headers and sent it to the desired destination using a new identity. All replies (and other messages to that identity) went back to the server which then repackaged the message and sent it back to you.

Of course you had to trust the remailer's operator and accept the fact that you were talking to it might be an exposure.

ietf-smtp mailing list

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>