On Mon, 9 Feb 2004, Michele Neylon :: Blacknight Solutions wrote:
> There has been a lot of discussion about different methods to
> combat spam in the last few months, but putting the onus on the
> user to go through these kind of steps would increase the "digital
> divide" imho
There'd be no onus at all. All the magic would be in the MUA.
As long as the sender includes a bit of encrypted text containing
their email address and yours, it'd work without you knowing it.
For email lists, well you already to have to go through a few hoops
with most list software to confirm who you are, and this'd add just
one small extra hoop. indeed, a good MUA would be able to collapse
the steps into one.
All the magic can happen in the MUA, really. (and MTA filters that
care to peek inside MIME bodies..)
Paul Jakma paul at clubi.iepaul at jakma.org Key ID: 64A2FF6A
warning: do not ever send email to spam at dishone.st
... though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage
from beginning to end.
-- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"
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