why IPv6 isn't ready for prime time, SMTP edition

John R. Levine johnl at iecc.com
Wed Mar 26 19:35:48 UTC 2014

>> It must be nice to live in world where there is so little spam and
>> other mail abuse that you don't have to do any of the anti-abuse
>> things that real providers in the real world have to do.
> What is a real provider? And what in the email specifications tells us
> that the email needs and solutions of any one individual, as long as they
> are following protocol (which I'm quite convinced Mark is) are "unreal"?

A real provider is one that provides mail for real users, as opposed to 
someone who plays RFC language lawyer games.  I only have a few dozen 
users, but I can assure you I use a whole lot of different filtering 
approaches including DNSBLs to keep my users' mailboxes usable.

I must say it's pretty amusing that someone who works for the organization 
that published the original DNSBL seems to be ranting against them.

John Levine, johnl at iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
Please consider the environment before reading this e-mail. http://jl.ly

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