actually, as a community we have made it easier for organisations to use
email addresses as long term identifiers with the advent of RRVS
I have to say I never thought of it that way before, but of course you're
but this is an area in which a clear
recommendation from the IETF or IAB might actually be helpful.
I suppose we could deprecate it ?
You're joking, of course, but this is worth a moment of serious consideration.
Provider and thus email address lock-in is clearly to the advantage of ISPs and
MSPs that view their email service as a source of revenue (ads, branding,
marketing data, whatever). As such, not only will they have no interest
in any move towards eliminating that lock-in, they may well be actively
antagonistic towards it.
And at this point I fear that the shift to the use of such providers has
reached a point where anything the IETF says or does is going to be irrelevant.
ietf-smtp mailing list