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Re: Comments on draft-ietf-grip-isp-expectations-04.txt
First, I'd like to second all Jeff's technical commends regarding relaying
and so forth.
> > ISPs should also strongly encourage their customers to disable open
> > relaying on their mail servers.
> should probably not be there.
I do have to disagree on this, though, and support the existing text. We
do and must continue to encourage customers to close relays, since every
open relay _is_ abused constantly, and generates a huge and continuous
support load through the abuse channel.
> I believe that the state of "play" with
> open mail relays vs. the spammers vs. the anti-spam vigilantes is
> sufficiently unstable that we, the IETF, should not be making
> recommendations of a policy nature such as this one.
I'd rather see the definition of "open relay" made less
technology-specific, but the injunction left in place.
> >5.4 Message Submission
> Is this stuff really deployed?
Not so far as I've seen.
> Perhaps this section should be re-worded to briefly explain what message
> submission is, followed by a statement that client support is
> anticipated eventually followed by a recommendation to support it as
> well as traditional methods in anticipation of the day when it can be
> made mandatory.
Sounds reasonable to me.