[OpenID] Proposal: SMTP service extension for Yadis discovery
damnian at gmail.com
Mon Feb 5 13:10:34 UTC 2007
> * Hack whatever MTA I'm running to support this extension.
> * Run a separate MTA on a separate address... but now I can't use my
> "real" email address as my identifier because the MX points at the other
This is definitely not meant for newbies. If you know what URL is, you don't
need this. It's meant for large providers like LiveJournal, which deal with
mainly non-tech users. There's nothing wrong with large providers "hacking
their MTA". Speaking of which, I should let LiveJournal devs know.
> By using SRV it can run on any address(es)/port(s) rather than having to
> be the same as my mail exchanger(s). It can also theoretically accept
> other similar identifiers like Jabber IDs if an appropriate mapping is
I personally find handling SRV records more difficult than hacking MTAs.
However, your proposal is another viable way of achieving the functionality.
> I'm also not sure that there's a pressing need to use email addresses in
> this way.
There is such need for masses of users who have no idea what URLs are. Byrne
articulated this in his post.
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