Email Portability Approved by Knesset Committee

Larry Sheldon LarrySheldon at
Tue Feb 23 04:42:17 UTC 2010

On 2/22/2010 10:38 PM, John Levine wrote:
> In article <fddc4e5f9aeda526d68b236708b0dbc4 at> you write:
>> smb at
>>> I am seriously suggesting that a redirect mechanism -- perhaps the
>> email equivalent of HTPP's 301/302 -- would be worth considering.
>> We already have SMTP's 221 and 521 response codes for this. But because the
>> response text is free-form there's no way to reliably parse out the new address.
> Assuming you mean 251 and 551, the new address is in <brackets> making
> it straightforward to parse.
> There's the minor detail that nobody has, as far as I can tell, ever
> implemented either, but the spec's there if you want it.

When Somebody calls one of my "portable" telephone numbers, they don't
get a message telling them they have to call some other number.  The get
call progress tones.
"Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to
take everything you have."

Remember:  The Ark was built by amateurs, the Titanic by professionals.

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