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Re: [ietf-smtp] Levels of proposals

2015-12-11 14:19:43
Friday, Dec 11, 2015 2:35 PM Rich Kulawiec wrote:
If all email providers were behaving in a professional, ethical,
responsible fashion -- which includes, among other things, individually
answering and acting on every single message sent to their "abuse"
address -- then we could give this serious consideration.

This practice has been abandoned because it is impossible to do, not because 
people are bad.   The system has a massive scaling problem.   DOSing an admin 
problem report mailbox is trivially easy, and it's automatic, because spammers 
always send spam to known addresses like this.   So how on earth _could_ any 
operator of mail service behave in what you are describe as a "professional, 
ethical, responsible fashion?" 

If the mail architecture is set up in such a way that people cannot operate it 
according to the specifications, is that a problem with the people, or with the 

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