[REBOL] Re: MS, non-MS, and "email" as we know it
From: carl::cybercraft::co::nz at: 24-Dec-2003 22:23
On 13-Jul-03, Porter Woodward wrote:
> Ken -
> I see several problems with the "Accept mail from known contacts
> only" approach. It's easy enough to implement in just about every
> version of Outlook and Outlook Express since Office 97. Just create
> a filter that moves all emails to your deleted folder if the senders
> email address is _not_ in a list.
> However this still ignores web sites that use email verification, or
> send sales reciepts. There's just about no way to know what email
> address those messages will be coming from.
What about having a very short, formal format that unsolicited email
has to conform to to get noticed? Spammers could still use it, but
they'd be restricted to (say) messages of 60 characters or less and
with no HTML or URLs in. And perhaps also have an address-book that
allows for addresses to have an expiry-date.