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Juan Carlos Castro y Castro
Tue, 08 Feb 2000 17:53:31 -0200
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Sungod, sorry for the e-mail. Should've gone to the list.
> On Tue, Feb 08, 2000 at 05:09:25PM +0900, email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> > if there is no method of dealing w/ this intelligently, i
> > think some mechanism should be designed.
> > i would like to hear the opinions of other users of gnupg/pgp as well.
> Several friends and I were debating the other day about the gains and losses that would be imposed if the entire Sendmail-based email system as we know it were scrapped for an XML-based system. This is purely hypothetical, as a complete replacement of the entire Internet email infrastructure as we know it is practically impossible, (techish snipped)
Would it? It would take a lot of time, yes, but I don't see it as
impossible. Alternative means of communication are indeed capable of
gaining acceptance (see ICQ, which is proprietary and doesn't cover
everything conventional e-mail does). A well-though-out system like the
one you described, capable of sender authentication, nonrefutation, spam
protection, powerful formatting, seamless encryption/signing etc etc
etc... could very well be built up and thrust upon the unsuspecting
public. If it does everything e-mail does, I'd bet in 5 years SMTP would
go the way of typewriters.
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