[REBOL] Re: Altme: how to find groups
From: REBOLlist2:JuicyBits at: 18-Jun-2003 12:59
(Sorry if this is a dupe submission... the first submission had incorrect From address.)
I see altme as the model for future email, at least. Back a few months ago when Carl
screamed about spam and changed his handle to Carl.S, I guessed that he might be up to
something, and it would make sense to me if altme was on his mind. My speculation on
this may be far off, but still... this evolution is exciting.
I see only a few 'solutions' to life without spam, and an invite-only list (ala white-list)
is one of them. The big questions in my mind don't include whether altme is a replacement
for mailing lists. These are my big questions:
1) Will it include a POP3 server.
2) How might it eventually set the standard for white-list email and become universal,
including features considered standard in current email systems.
3) How will multiple altme installations (whether on LAN/WAN or dispersed independently
across the internet) securely distribute or link to their white-lists and/or text archives.
How open can each installation be, and remain secure.
4) How will it integrate with a non white-list contact system, eg for collecting new
customer contact information from a website. Ie, for businesses, what's the best way
to maintain an open email system for anonymous or new customers. (Maybe all it will require
is the standard "Contact" or "Support" page at a website, and the only question is how
a new user or customer will be invited to an altme group.)
5) Will it ever make sense to integrate a NEWS server into it. (This could be a good
idea if only to attract users who haven't yet installed altme.)
To emphasize my main point again, I see this as the basis for an email replacement system
that will be the first, viable, universal spam killer.
At 08:52 AM 6/18/03 -0700, you wrote:
>I am not swayed to AltMe, but let me explain.
>I think AltMe wins for private messaging, or if you
>want interactivity and presence awareness. But
>standard email client supports richer features and
>IMO REBOL community should not migrate to closed door
>environment such as IOS or Altme. A healthy community
>is visible and very active. REBOL community is already
>eclectic bunch :^) Count the tributaries of Amiga,
>Scheme, FORTH, maybe Postscript -- it's maybe enough
>to fill a good-sized beer hall ;^)
>AltMe is good for REBOL too. Its success as a
>commercial app can point the way for others. But
>REBOLs lifeblood is the group of talented and devoted
>users that share knowledge in an open forum.
>> > But I still like mailing lists.
>> > regards
>> > tim
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Ah, you hate Microsoft too! So comrade, ven do vee plan to defect?