[internetworkers] Intellectual Rights Kills Anti-Spam Measure

Tom Boucher trekkie at nomorestars.com
Mon Sep 27 17:51:16 EDT 2004

On Sep 27, 2004, at 5:19 PM, Shea Tisdale wrote:
> I'm over simplifying, but it really doesn't matter.  This was a 
> proposal
> whereby all mail server operators would register their servers for an 
> ID.
> This ID would effectively prevent spoofing or so they say.
> http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/twc/privacy/spam_senderid.mspx
> Microsoft began taking signups a while back and one of the largest 
> groups to
> sign up were known spammers...so much for that working.
> http://techrepublic.com.com/5100-22_11-5359253.html

There was that, and if I recall it also required you to sign a license 
that went completely against open source stuff so Apache, and others 
wouldn't support it.  So basically it ended up being Microsoft and the 
spammers wanting it.

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