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Re: [ietf-smtp] IETF Policy on dogfood consumption or avoidance - SMTP version

2019-12-20 09:00:20
On 12/20/19 8:47 AM, Peter J. Holzer wrote:

Keith, as he mentions explicitly, is advocating for a reliable email
service, by which I think he means accepting and properly delivering
well-formed mail according to the protocol.  It's not clear to me,
however, that reliable email service in that sense is the top priority for
a lot of SMTP server operators.
Right. The top priority for me (currently only operating my personal
mail server) isn't to reliably deliver every spam into my mailbox. It is
to reliably deliver non-spam to my eye-balls. Which requires me to weed
out most of the spam, even though this is perfectly well-formed from a
protocol POV. Because reliable delivery to my eye-balls doesn't work if
there are a few legitimate messages among a deluge of spam.

Just for clarification, I've tried to be careful to say that I want _legitimate_ mail (maybe even if it's not perfectly well-formed) to be delivered reliably.    I have no problem with filtering mail that's actually spam.


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