Re: [anti-spam-wg] Proposed New Charter

On Sun, 27 Apr 2008, Brian Nisbet wrote:

> Colleagues,
> As promised I would like to propose the following text as a new
> charter to change the focus of the AS WG to that of Anti-Abuse
> or Anti Network Abuse.  Obviously there will be a substantial
> amount of time put aside at the meeting in Berlin to discuss
> this change, but that is, of course, intended to suplement
> rather than replace any discussion that may take place here.
> Please do let Richard and I know any queries, suggestions or
> general feedback you may have on the text below.
> The WG procedures would not be changed by this change in focus.

.SE has given e-mail a lot of thought recently. Anti Network Abuse is
such a huge area to work with, and there is now a tendency to not
focus on e-mail as such at all. So this might be another step to the
death of e-mail. Remember Usenet News?

I believe that there should be a focus on trustworthy (more secure,
robust, whatever) e-mail somewhere, but all I see is more focus on the
wider issue on spam (on web, wikis and forums), trojans and
botnets. There is the risk that we lose e-mail in the confusion.