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Re: ideas for research on wbedav required

From: david muller <david_muller_8888@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2005 23:37:20 +0100 (BST)
Message-ID: <20051005223721.89203.qmail@web25107.mail.ukl.yahoo.com>
To: Jim Whitehead <ejw@soe.ucsc.edu>
Cc: WebDav <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

Dear Sir,

thanks for your ideas. I had myself once vaguely
thought of the webdav email transport protocol long
back but could not get the clear thought that time. I
found it quite interesting and innovative. I will
concentrate on this idea for now and will look into
other ideas later.

Few poins:

1. What I could understand of the idea is "To Develop
a Mail Transport Protocol Based on WEBDAV (i.e which
uses the extra methods like copy, move, delete,
profind, propatch, lock, unlock provided by webdav).
". The protocol should be point to point, have
authentication, some sort of identity management.

2. You have said that WebDAV is already the third most
popular email transport  between mail server and mail
client (MUA ?), since Hotmail and Outlook Express use
WebDAV for mail transport. So does it mean that
hotmail and outlook have already developed a transport
protocol based on WEBDAV and are using it?

3. Would one of the major intention behind this new
transport protocol be to stop SPAM (you have said that
SPAM is killing SMTP)? If yes then I really did not
understand that why you think that point to point
transport protocol would not have spam problem.


Thanks for your time,
Regards.




> * Email transport protocol. Spam is killing SMTP. It
> would be nice to have a mail transport protocol that
was > point-to-point, and involved  
> authentication or some form of expensive computation
> for people to  
> write email to a remote inbox. An email message is a
> blog of content  
> plus metadata, just like a WebDAV resource. WebDAV +
> ACLs might be an  
> interesting starting point for creating an alternate
> to SMTP for mail  
> transport.  WebDAV is already the third most popular
> email transport  
> between mail server and mail client (MUA), since
> Hotmail and Outlook  
> Express use WebDAV for mail transport. Note that
> this project might  
> very well also involve a solution for identity
> management. For extra  
> credit (and a shred of hope for adoption), ensure
> some form of  
> interoperability with the existing SMTP-based email
> system (perhaps  
> by putting all of this email into an "untrusted" or
> "unverified"  
> folder)


		
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