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RE: IETF SMTP Working Group Proposal at

  • From: Brad Knowles
  • Date: Wed Aug 21 19:49:51 2002

At 7:23 PM -0400 2002/08/21, Robert Blayzor wrote:

 	Sure.  Are you willing to be the first?
 If it came down to the wire and something like this were implemented,
 and enforced, then yes, I'd be the first in line.  If the software, the
 system and the means are available, I'd make sure we were registered
 before the system went live.
Right. How are you going to enforce *anything* on the Internet? Every single RFC in existence is optional, at best. Every single black list is certainly optional. And until you can control the entire Internet and operate the mail servers for everyone in the world, there's no way in hell that you're going to get everyone to subscribe to the same white list.

Sorry, guy. Ain't gonna happen.

Brad Knowles, <>

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