[Top] [All Lists]

Re: [ietf-smtp] why are we reinventing mta-sts ?

2019-10-07 12:48:01
Yes that's a good idea to solve this problem. But then again, people still
have to pay money to make their mail secure. Not everyone would go for
that. We can't always go like "we already defined the MTA-STS standard. You
all have to live with it".

So there is nothing wrong in discussing the alternatives. As Keith said, a
new proposal need to have a high bar to become standard.  And if DoT is not
possible as John said, then my proposal still have a long way to go.


On Mon, Oct 7, 2019 at 11:00 PM Valdis Klētnieks 

On Mon, 07 Oct 2019 22:55:19 +0530, Viruthagiri Thirumavalavan said:

We both use a different demographic to define "end user" for MTA-STS. The
way you see it, an end user is a "mail server operator".  The way I see
an end user is a "small business" who hosts their mails in a third party
mail service like Gmail. Configuring an HTTPS server is not going to be
easy for such small businesses.

The obvious answer is, of course, to write the proposal such that the
https server
can be outsourced the same way the email service was outsourced, and the
service was outsourced to a DNS hosting company.

There's an obvious business opportunity for hosting the email, the DNS,
the http, and
any other bits as one turnkey package.

Best Regards,

Viruthagiri Thirumavalavan
Dombox, Inc.
ietf-smtp mailing list
<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>