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Re: [ietf-smtp] [Proposal] confusing parts of the mail system, was 250-MARKDOWN

2019-01-11 15:48:45
On Fri, 11 Jan 2019, Gene Hightower wrote:
For any non-trivial mail system, that level of complexity is quite
typical.

Yes, for the complicated case, it's complicated.

But how many people use a webmail service, access their mail via the
web interface and delivery is direct, one hop?  Maybe it's 99.x% of
email users?  The 0.y% of power users with procmail rules and strange
forwarding and all that keep using DATA with base64.

If you think that the internals of a system like gmail or yahoo are simple, you don't know much about webmail. They don't have procmail but they provide very complex per-user processing.

Regards,
John Levine, johnl(_at_)taugh(_dot_)com, Taughannock Networks, Trumansburg NY
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