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Re: [ietf-smtp] Possible cont4ibution to moving forward with RFC5321bis SMTP

2019-12-27 03:47:17
On 27/12/2019 00:29, Keith Moore wrote:
[ the IOT-sourced mail case ]
I suspect that there are a lot of devices out there sending cleartext
mail, that probably can't be upgraded for the useful lifetime of the

Another case:  LKML sends in-clear.  I'd ague that this is reasonable
since a) the information is supposed to be public anyway, plus
b) the sending system is handling a high load, and adding that for
encryption will significantly increase costs.
The argument in favour of encryption here would be: anything that
can be done to make the spooks lives harder in doing pervasive
data-gathering will dissuade that policy.

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