[H-GEN] Email is broken... Really? How?
devine at ddevnet.net
Sun Feb 13 09:41:40 EST 2011
Thanks for the feedback.
Its given me a bit more to think about.
I think that nearly all the pieces for a new generation of logical mail
systems exist and they just need to be assembled in a sane fashion and
an "Enterprise Ready!" sticker shoved on the box. A task force of
assassins targeting stubborn sysadmins and CIOs will probably be needed
to allow implementation to happen on any reasonable scale.
What these pieces are and how they are assembled I don't really have an
answer to just yet. I just see a shining ray of hope.
On Sun, 13 Feb 2011 23:15:02 +1000, David Seikel wrote:
> So, um, how would TLS actually help?
TLS helps you positively identify the sender -- it provides a primary
source of information to filter on rather than other secondary
parameters which may be circumstantial or easily forged. Spammers can
just use TLS too though by doing this they make themselves easily
Personally I don't trust major certificate authorities such as Verisign
to authenticate identities - but I won't bother explaining this.
At least that is my take on TLS as I understand it.
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