[JDEV] Kid-safe messaging: [was buddy icons]

Jens Alfke jens at mac.com
Wed Apr 11 15:31:51 CDT 2001


On Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at 01:17 PM, Todd Bradley wrote:

> I like the idea.  But what's to stop that user from just creating a new 
> JID?
> We might just see a lot of one-time JIDs pop up as happens with email 
> spam
> now.

If Jabber really takes off, someone will create a special Jabber server 
for spammers, which just sends every message from a different randomized 
fake JID. Although at least, with server-server dialback, they won't be 
able to fake the server name on their messages (right?)

For this and other reasons I would rather see trust as "opt-in", i.e. 
people will be blocked unless there is a reason to consider them 
trustworthy. Or if not blocked completely, then at least downgraded in 
importance, i.e. messages from them don't pop up on your screen but just 
get added to a list in a window that you can open once in a while and 
look through. Sort of like the "Junk?" mailbox that my mail rules throw 
suspicious messages into.

—Jens
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