[Top] [All Lists]

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

2015-12-11 10:01:52
On 12/11/2015 6:48 AM, Ted Lemon wrote:
Friday, Dec 11, 2015 9:40 AM Paul Smith wrote:
Unfortunately, the rest of us live in the real world...

As far as I know it's not possible to live in an unreal world.  

Arguably, that statement demonstrates the possibility...

if your point is that most of us just have to accept garbage service,
that's incorrect.   Mail service is widely available from competent

Ned's 6:48am note explained rather clearly why the above is the wrong
line of analysis.

I saw two points in his note:

     1. "Switching costs"[*] for changing providers is high enough to be
a fundamental impediment.

     2. Average consumers lack the ability to do reasonable assessments
of providers.

Both of those assertions are factually and demonstrably correct.

There is no reason at all why anybody who is
dissatisfied with the service they are getting from their service
provider needs to stick with that provider.  

In real-world terms, that statement is unrealistic.  To believe that
statement is to live in an unreal world, one that is simplistic and
populated by perfect actors who are not burdened with considering tradeoffs.

Dave Crocker
Brandenburg InternetWorking

ietf-smtp mailing list

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