Tag: FairUCE

SMTP’s weaknesses, and FairUCE

I know we have heard plenty about IBM’s FairUCE, particularly considering it isn’t even a product yet. But this piece by Thomas Stockwell over at MC Press Online did a pretty good job of explaining some of the weaknesses in our present email systems, particularly with regard to SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol), and doing it in a way that even a dummy like me could understand.

For that reason, I thought it was worth noting. The additional outline on FairUCE is just icing on the cake.

IBM hopping on the spam vigilante bandwagon? I don’t think so.

There has been a lot of chatter regarding IBM’s latest foray into the anti-spam marketplace. At first, the talk was primarily bunk. IBM was being accused of spamming back the spammers. Now, a few days later, the record has been set straight on FairUCE.