[ietf-dkim] Mailing list reality check
dhc at dcrocker.net
Mon Sep 20 07:14:27 PDT 2010
On 9/19/2010 8:47 PM, John R. Levine wrote:
> I think these all should be non-controversial. Let me know if I'm
> 1. The overall amount of mail sent through discussion lists is small
> relative to direct (person-to-person) mail or to broadcast (one-to-many)
That depends on the person. In any event, how is the proportion of
personal-to-group mail relevant to any topic of the working group?
> 2. Lists do a good enough job of managing the mail that they forward that
> recipients generally do not worry about spam filtering mail from lists to
> which they've subscribed. (Bozo filtering of legit but stupid messages
> doesn't count as spam filtering.)
"do not worry...they've subscribed"
"have not produced a broad requirement for enhanced list performance of spam
> 3. The most common way for spam to get into a list in recent years is for
> a subscriber's account to be stolen by a spammer who sends spam to
> addresses in the account's address book.
I've no idea what the substantiation for this assertion. It well might be true,
but I'm not seeing how it is relevant to any topic of the working group. (There
is also likely to be a huge difference between lists that restrict posting
rights and those that don't.)
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