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[anti-spam-wg] A request for your support of:hutzler-spamops-05.txt

  • To: RIPE anti-spam WG anti-spam-wg@localhost
  • From: Dave Crocker dhc@localhost
  • Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 15:40:48 -0800
  • Organization: Brandenburg InternetWorking
  • Reply-to: dcrocker@localhost



Carl Hutzler, Pete Resnick, Robert Sanders, Eric Allman and I pulled together a BCP (Best Practices) document as a result of a number of discussions between some ASRG members and the old ASTA (antispam technical alliance) group. The latest version of the document is published on the MIP Association site and has been submitted to the IETF. We have gone through 5 drafts now with reasonable review during each stage.

Document locations:

If you are not familiar with the document, the main ideas expressed are how:

1) To improve lines of *accountability* for controlling abusive uses of the Internet mail service. (when abuse happens, which party is responsible)

2) To provide recommendations for *constructive operational policies* between independent operators of email transmission services including the submission (or posting) of email into the transmission network (certainly very relevant to the deployment of DKIM and other email authentication type technologies)

We are at a stage in the life cycle of this document where it would be helpful to see a renewed support from the technical community.

*  So how can you help?  Simple!

Just reply back to me or any of the authors (email addresses available in the document itself) with a couple of words of support:

- how this document might help you justify doing the right thing (maybe to your management)

- how this document helps establish inter-isp best practices and breakdown of responsibilities for abuse situations

- how this document helps establish important operational practices in the area of Email Authentication deployment

- other?

We will pull together the words of support and provide them to Bert Wijnen as a way to show the level of interest in getting this thing through. (FYI, Bert Wijnen is the Operations and Management Area Director we have been working with on this final stage.)

Thank you in advance,
Dave (on behalf of all of the authors)


Dave Crocker
Brandenburg InternetWorking