forged cancels (Re: Entrust Technologies's Solo - free

Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM dlv at
Thu Aug 7 19:22:10 PDT 1997

Kent Crispin <kent at> writes:

> On Thu, Aug 07, 1997 at 12:53:16PM -0700, Ross Wright wrote:
> [...]
> >
> > For no reason whatsoever should you cancel a message you did not send
> > yourself.


> How about if it is an employee of yours, using your computer
> equipment, that sent the message, in explict contradition to your
> companies stated policy?

Use a retraction server (David's project)

> How about if it is your 5 year old child who
> just sent a 5 megabyte spam to 500 groups?


> What if the message is
> forged in such a way that it looks exactly as if it came from you?

Ditto, and consider setting up a service to automatically issue NoCeMs
for forgeries.

> What if the sender asks you to cancel it because they don't know how?

Make the retraction server easier to use.

> Absolutist thinking is *almost* always wrong :-)

kent Crispin sounds like a pedophile.


Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM
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