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28 Aug 2005
Yesterday, the IESG,
the group that approves RFCs for publication received
an appeal from Julian Mehnle to not to publish
the Sender-ID spec as an experimental RFC due to technical defects.
IESG members' responses were sympathetic to his concerns, so I'd say that a Sender-ID RFC has hit a roadblock.
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Stable link is https://jl.ly/Email/notspfrfc.html
25 Aug 2005
Sending pornography to children is really bad, right?
Then making it illegal to e-mail porn to children is a great idea, right? Nope.
article in USA Today describes the perverse effects of new laws in Michigan and Utah.
Both laws make it illegal to send ads to minors for things that minors aren't allowed to buy, with
serious legal penalties if you do.
Both have established opt-out lists on which parents can list addresses used by their children,
and mailers can pay to have their lists scrubbed against the opt-out lists.
Both states use a new scrubbing service run by
Unspam, LLC, run by Matthew Prince who also runs the
interesting Project Honeypot.
The scrubbing service's website is coy about the cost of scrubbing, but the Utah regulations
prescribe a fee of 1/2 cent per address and Michigan allows up to 3 cents per address.
Even 1/2 cent is a significant tax on senders, and 3 cents/address is probably more than the entire
cost of sending a large email campaign.
Both state laws say you have to scrub and pay the ``email tax'' every 30 days to keep your lists
clear of opted out addresses.
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Stable link is https://jl.ly/Email/utahmich.html
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