[ietf-dkim] How to reconcile passive vs active?
dhc at dcrocker.net
Mon Aug 7 11:10:03 PDT 2006
Steve Atkins wrote:
>> From my perspective, the number needn't be small at all. Small
>> organizations with their own mail processing infrastructure can with
> Even when it decreases overall deliverability? That is to say, causes
> legitimate email to be treated as forgeries and, likely, discarded.
> I can see cases where that's going to be an appropriate tradeoff, but I
> don't think they're as widespread as some people think.
We need to find a way to discuss the design choices so that we are not faced
with a bevy of personal prognostications about the likelihood of particular
outcomes. Most, if not all, of us will be wrong.
Do we see a clear and compelling benefit for a design choice being proposed?
Is it substantially better than some other choice being proposed?
Do we see an absence of significant detriments? (Complexity, scaling,
performance, reliability, etc.)
Do we see a clear and substantial base of users/organizations for the choice NOW?
Only then might we consider adding a guess about the size of the population from
which this sample of adopting users/organization is taken.
Debating whether my sample is bigger than yours is certain to be unproductive.
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