1993-03-25 - Re: Many Important Items in the News

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From: karn@qualcomm.com (Phil Karn)
To: david@staff.udc.upenn.edu
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UTC Datetime: 1993-03-25 21:51:17 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 25 Mar 93 13:51:17 PST

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From: karn@qualcomm.com (Phil Karn)
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 93 13:51:17 PST
To: david@staff.udc.upenn.edu
Subject: Re:  Many Important Items in the News
Message-ID: <9303252149.AA17207@servo>
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I agree. It's time to take mail anonymity into the mainstream. There
are plenty of legitimate reasons for anonymity, as the Caller ID
debate shows.

I think an enlightened approach that eschews a single, network-wide
policy on the acceptability of anonymous messages in favor of leaving
it up to the individual email recipient is something that we could
sell to the Internet as a whole. We shouldn't have to treat this as a
confrontational either-or issue when there's a third way out that
balances everybody's interests.