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On 3/13/2011 4:57 AM, Frank Bonnet wrote:
> Sorry if this seems a bit off topic ...
> Postfix is really a great piece of software
> and we all thanks to Wiese for his tremendous work.
> But to fight spam and all other malicious
> problems it's getting more and more sophisticated
> and complex to configure every day.
> It is not a criticism it is a fact that jump
> to every sysadmin's face.
> Email communication require a more and more complicated
> machinery every day too.
> Does anyone has knowing of the future of SMTP ?
> Is there some project to replace it by some
> more secure protocol ?
> Understand me well , writing this I do not want
> to start some war I would like to know if there
> is some long term reflexion "somewhere" to build
> some other protocol.
> I know this would be a huge project ...
> Thanks for your attention
It is very off-topic :-)
Admittedly the result of a quick Google search, the article below is a
fairly cogent summary of some major issues, especially why a
'replacement for SMTP' is probably the wrong question, or at least a
hopeless oversimplification. It's kind of like asking why don't we make
AA batteries one cm longer to store more energy. Not a technology issue
per se, but an installed base of 100,000,000,... (insert zeroes as needed)
How about one more thoughtful post at most and then a threadkill.