[ppml] Policy Proposal 2007-1 - Staff Assessment

Bill Woodcock woody at pch.net
Mon Apr 16 10:56:02 EDT 2007

      On Mon, 16 Apr 2007, Kevin Kargel wrote:
    > If it is just authentication why are we talking
    > about limiting it to one method? 

To the best of my knowledge, no one is.  This proposal documents three 
methods: mail-from, PGP, and X.509.  

    > I like the idea of having access to a
    > method such as 'smtp from' as a fallback.

I think many people do.  Moreover, there's an enormous legacy base of 
people who may never (or may not for a very long time) change to any 
cryptographic authentication method. 


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