[eweek article] Window of "anonymity" when domain exists, whois not updated yet

Suresh Ramasubramanian ops.lists at gmail.com
Wed Jan 12 12:50:57 UTC 2005

On Wed, 12 Jan 2005 11:23:42 +0000, Michael.Dillon at radianz.com
<Michael.Dillon at radianz.com> wrote:
> I would rather see us focus on securing the email
> architecture. Secure submission is part of that, but
> for some reason people are unwilling to imagine an email
> system in which an ISP will only accept incoming messages
> from another ISP with which they have an existing
> agreement, i.e. rather like email peering.

Ah right - let's go right back to the days of X-400 or possibly UUCP nodes

Or if this is something newer, well, that's yet another proposal to
take to the IETF

> This is solving a different problem. Spam is merely
> a symptom of an overly simplistic and insecure
> email architecture. Now that it has drawn our

Changing the smtp protocol, or deploying an entirely new protocol that
meets your rigid critieria are some things you have got to do then ..
keeping in mind Vern Schryver's checklist of whether this is yet
another "final ultimate solution to the spam problem" -

Suresh Ramasubramanian (ops.lists at gmail.com)

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