Re: incoming mail without information in the from, to, subject fields

From: Hairy One Kenobi (abuse_at_[127.0.0.1)
Date: 04/23/04


Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 08:57:02 +0100


"Barry Margolin" <barmar@alum.mit.edu> wrote in message
news:barmar-6A2FDE.13403022042004@comcast.ash.giganews.com...
> In article <aVShc.315$Rk.90@newsfe1-win>,
> "Hairy One Kenobi" <abuse@[127.0.0.1]> wrote:
> > True about the older RFCs.. personally, I'm a little agin 2821 - for one
> > thing, it'll cause complete email chaos when a virus gets released (uh
> > huh..), for another it dumps the SEND function for no other reason that
> > noone else seems to have thought about using existing protocols for
instant
> > messaging ;o)
>
> "no other reason"? How about the fact that virtually no SMTP
> implementations support it? None of the IM implementations make use of
> it, they developed protocols tailored to that application. Do you think
> someone is suddenly going to say "Shit, we've wasted all that
> development effort, we could be using SMTP's SEND command!"

Nope. Would have been nice if someone had looked beforehand, though. Or have
you never come across an organization using IM internally, usually with no
idea that the function is already built-in to the OS?

And, yes, I implemented it in my own server for a reason.. ;o)

H1K