At 01:02 AM 1/17/97 -0600, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
>That's a reasonably valid point to make. It doesn't change the fact that
>we have no other choice, and that in fact it is a perfectly valid response
>to Netcom's irresponsibility. The equivalency of ix.netcom.com addresses
>has achieved de-facto status. By the same reasoning, Netcom could decide
>to change all of its user names, but we have no alternative except to
>assume that it won't.
>Or do you have an alternate solution?
I tell users to configure their mailers to *always* use the non-node-
specific addresses, and if this is impossible with their choice of software,
they need to communicate that to their provider and/or the software vendor,
not to us. Mail from a given user on a given net access should always
present the same address (or at least allow the user to present the same
Reply-To address, which Majordomo, at least, will use as an override).
We have a RIGHT to expect that.
ROGER B.A. KLORESE rogerk@QueerNet.ORG
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