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Re: Complaint of the week: Ebay abuse mail (slightly OT)
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Tue, 05 Aug 2003 11:57:04 -0400

On Tue, 05 Aug 2003 09:56:52 BST, Michael.Dillon () radianz com  said:

1) What *immediate* benefits do you get if you are among the first to 
(For instance, note that you can't stop accepting "plain old SMTP" till
everybody else deploys).

You can replace complex and buggy spam filtering software with simple 
rules on your NIMTP servers.

Erm. No. That's an *eventual* benefit.  If you're among the first 10 sites to
deploy, you get to haul the complex and buggy spam filtering software along
until enough other sites start running the new protocol that you can get away
with saying "screw you" and dropping SMTP support entirely.

Or you can drop SMTP support immediately, or you can drop the spam filtering
immediately - I think both of those are covered by Randy Bush's "I invite my
competitors to design their networks this way" ;)

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