On 5 Aug 2002, at 9:53, Chuq Von Rospach wrote:
> On 8/5/02 9:36 AM, "Paul Hoffman / IMC" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> It'd work, except nobody's built a PK infrastructure that is usable by
> >> non-geeks. So it remains a niche tool.
> > As editor of the standard that describes how to create such a list, I
> > unfortunately agree with Chuq.
> And unfortunately, this is an 800 pound gorilla problem. Any system you
> might want to build not only has to be really easy to use, but you need AOL
> to buy into it. If you don't, you have enough users who CAN'T buy into it
> that it basically doesn't make sense to try. You might leverage AOL by
> getting MSN/Hotmail or Earthlink to buy in ...
I'm not understanding here. I thought that there were three 'realms' in
the Internet email world. There's AOL, there's MSN/Hotmail, and there's
*EVERYONE*ELSE* who just abide by the RFCs and do things normally. Is
that not a true assumption any more? -- are there more sites [like
Earthlink, perhaps] that have cobbled up their own non-RFC-compliant
little worlds and so if something like this were put in place [presuably
within the specs of 2822/MIME] their customers wouldn't be able to hack
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