throw out SMTP

Larry Seltzer wants to throw out SMTP and start over. I have to support that. If the European Union can change the money that 300 million people use all on one day, we can change our email protocol. Let's find a protocol with decent authentication and with micropayments to make spam uneconomical, and let's set a deadline, maybe two years in the future, when SMTP will simply be turned off. Everybody will know it's coming, just like Y2K, and everybody will have to be ready.  [Joel on Software]

Leave a comment