It's been 20 years today (Oct 16, UTC). Hard to believe.

Michael Thomas mike at
Wed Oct 17 03:43:10 UTC 2018

On 10/16/2018 08:36 PM, Scott Brim wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 16, 2018, 22:37 Michael Thomas <mike at 
> <mailto:mike at>> wrote:
>     I believe that the IETF party line these days is that Postel was
>     wrong
>     on this point. Security is one consideration, but there are others.
>     Mike
> I saw just a small swing of the pendulum toward the center, a nuanced 
> meaning for "liberal". The adage wasn't tossed out. Operationally it 
> can't be.

All of the security types were pretty unanimous when this came up during 
all of the dkim stuff i worked on. I was a fan, and I got schooled.

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