[e2e] About email domains
pars.mutaf at gmail.com
Sun Sep 16 02:49:51 PDT 2012
Real problem is: Who thinks that he has the right to filter email to an
organization designing the Internet.
as if Internet belonged to you ...
On Sun, Sep 16, 2012 at 12:13 PM, Michael Welzl <michawe at ifi.uio.no> wrote:
> 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 University.
> 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?
>> On Sun, Sep 16, 2012 at 8:08 AM, Ross Finlayson <finlayson at live555.com>
>>> > 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.**
>> 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.)
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