[Standards-JIG] email best practices JEP

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Fri Sep 22 12:06:17 UTC 2006


On Fri, 22 Sep 2006, Ian Paterson wrote:

> IMHO XMPP's extensibility will give IM a better chance to fight SPAM wars than
> email has had. That is just one reason why, IMHO, most people will benefit
> once XMPP eventually replaces the email messaging protocols.

XMPP needs WAY better support for offline messages, error handling, large
messages, multipart messages, etc.

XMPP's only spam-related advantage compared to SMTP is the better
inter-domain authentication, but that is no use unless you also have a
reputation system for deciding who are the good guys and who are the bad
guys. If XMPP takes off then servers are going to have to implement lots
of anti-spam stuff like DNS blacklist checks.

Tony.
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