[afrinic-anti-spam-discuss] BOF meeting

hrobert at iservices.tg hrobert at iservices.tg
Mon May 21 20:21:29 SAST 2007

Hi alain,

> 1- Your discussions stuck on the general aspects of spams and there was no
> mention of the specific issues african operators, users...... are facing. i
> know there are many which can chartered a SIG or WG

we talked about it and some operators and users present at the meeting  
mentioned the legal issues, the operational issue, the financial issue  
they are facing in fighting spams

> 2-You did not talked about the sources and motivations behind the spams. It
> helped understand why the problem is so difficult to solve.

we talked about some, especially commercial and business motivations

> 4- Rewriting SMTP by IETF will not  eliminate Spams. Efforts have   
> been made to
> improve SMTP, some help with e-mail trust, but no none claims to achieve
> this.

we outline this while discussing how difficult it is to address spam,

> IRTF has a research group on anti-spam
> (http://www.irtf.org/charter?gtype=rg&group=asrg) haven't chartered a WG for
> it :-)

WG, or SIG or research group, we agreed that African operators and  
users don't need to reinvent the wheel while we need to have a place  
where we share experiences, where we can discuss and face together  
this specific spam issue.


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