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Re: [ietf-smtp] Proposed agenda for EMAILCORE BOF

2020-07-23 12:35:15
On 7/23/20 1:14 PM, Michael Peddemors wrote:

Would you include DMARC, and the new list-friendly version, of which I know

My strong preference would be to include none of these, and only SMTP and MIME specifications.


If you limit to SMTP and MIME, this isn't really 'email core'.
Including IMAP and possibly others, should be encouraged.

I disagree, and for what it's worth, that's not what I had understood the intent of the group to be.

If it's necessary to change the name of the group to minimize confusion, so be it.

I believe that a tight focus is essential for most working groups, and especially so for a group that's tasked with moving a set of mature documents to Full Standard.   I don't think such a group should be used to bless potentially every email protocol in use, as IMO they vary a great deal in both quality and long-term applicability.   I think such a group could easily slide down a slippery slope into a huge rathole.

But it does seem like a scope discussion might be a good use of BOF time, assuming the ADs are willing at all to entertain the idea of making EMAILCORE wider in scope than just SMTP and MIME.


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