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

Tijl Houtbeckers thoutbeckers at splendo.com
Tue Aug 30 03:42:46 UTC 2005

On Tue, 30 Aug 2005 03:33:39 +0200, Trejkaz <trejkaz at trypticon.org> wrote:

> Suppose that I work for an online casino.  As people often have their  
> work
> details in their vCard, I would have http://casino.example.com in the  
> homepage
> field of my vCard.
> Now, let's suppose I try to add one of my friends to my roster, so that  
> we can
> have a little chat.  I have to send a subscription request, and that  
> user may
> well click on something to look at my vCard.  But I'm not spamming  
> them.  I'm
> not *planning* to spam them.  I'm merely being discriminated against by  
> some
> second-rate system which can't tell the difference between my vCard and  
> someone
> who was employed by the same casino to actually spam people.

Who so far suggested we actually "scan" the VCard for spim? We've only  
been saying that looking at a person's VCard before adding them or before  
receiving their message doesn't solve the spim problem, that's all.

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