[Standards-JIG] Re: privacy2 anti-SPIM proto-JEP

Alex Mauer hawke at hawkesnest.net
Mon Aug 29 22:00:52 UTC 2005


Maciek Niedzielski wrote:

> You receive a subscription request from an unknown JID. You check it's
> vCard. You see SPIM in users info.
> (at least this is what I guess - I've never seen it)

Well, my vCard includes a link to my home page.  Does that make all
subscription requests I send SPIM?  If not, what if my web site were a
commercial one?  What if I sell viagra imitations from that web site?

The difference is, I'm pulling the users vcard, whereas I think SPIM
would only be something that is pushed to me, like messages or
subscription requests themselves.

-Alex Mauer "hawke"
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