[e2e] About email domains

Michael Welzl michawe at ifi.uio.no
Sun Sep 16 02:13:17 PDT 2012

So I changed the subject, to match -

I wanted to add, to that: I once had a research project with partners  
in China. We wanted to use such a policy for our own lists, but soon  
gave up because we found that many of our Chinese partners use such  
email domains *to get their mails across*. That is, they found emails  
from their official affiliation address to often be killed by spam  
filters or whatnot. And the domains included a big company and a big  

Thus, I think that such filtering would clearly be unacceptable.


On Sep 16, 2012, at 8:15 AM, Pars Mutaf wrote:

> Hi Ross,
> This is off topic no?
> Thanks,
> On Sun, Sep 16, 2012 at 8:08 AM, Ross Finlayson  
> <finlayson at live555.com> wrote:
>>>     > Even better, perhaps professional mailing
>>> lists like this should start
>>>     > rejecting postings from 'hobbyist' email
>>> addresses ("@gmail.com",
>>>     > "@yahoo.com", etc.)...
>>> Sigh, much as I basically agree with you, a number of our
>>> serious contributors
>>> also use gmail, etc, these days.
>> Not to mention the PhD students who wouldn't like to be excluded ;-)
> Do these PhD students' schools not have their own domain name? :-)
> Note that it's possible to let gmail manage email to/from addresses  
> that use other domain names.  See:http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/ 
> gmail/tEaJstfhzeI
> The problem is not the 'gmail' service per se (provided that you  
> don't mind your email being scanned :-).  The problem is the  
> "@gmail.com" email address suffix, which advertises to the world  
> that you're not particularly relevant.  (Ditto for "@yahoo.com",  
> "@hotmail.com", "@aol.com" addresses, etc.)
> Ross.
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