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Re: [Nmh-workers] Updates to nmh

From: Valdis . Kletnieks
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Updates to nmh
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 17:00:05 -0500

On Tue, 27 Jan 2009 21:57:50 +0100, Anders Eriksson said:
> Unfortunately, today's broken internet infrastructure has removed this useful 
> feature from the mail system. If more MUAs implemented a "Guaranteed Delivery
> Service" out of the box, maybe we can get proper connectivity reinstated?
> <wishful thinking>
> Plug this feature into Thunderbird, and watch the masses complain to their 
> ISPs that they cannot use "Guaranteed Delivery" via their networks... FUN!

The base problem with the "proper connectivity" is that nobody has a good way
to allow legitimate e-mail directly from Joe Sixpack's PC while at the same
time not accepting spam from the zombie bot software on Joe Sixpack's PC.

And you're not going to fix *that* issue until Joe starts running software
that isn't quite so prone to zombification.

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