This is a draft of what I'll hopefully be submitting to Rebooting Web of Trust. If anyone would like to take a look, constructive feedback welcome:
@nightpool Thanks for reading and feedback. It may take me a few replies to answer your question.
OCAP Inboxes offer two distinct advantages. The first is that they're transferable. Let's imagine that instead of inboxes, we were talking about phone numbers. If you call my "default number" you'd get my secretary who screens my calls. If I like you, I'll hand you a card with three phone numbers. Each of these get to me directyl (bypassing my secretary). One of those you use yourself.
@emacsen what value does transferability have in an anti-spam system? isn't that just strictly worse then blocking individual actors? (if each actor can get its own inbox, which ties into my comments on the "pet names" proposal)
@nightpool Blocking individual actors and OCAP Inboxes are both useful, but could happen at different places.
"Default Postage" may be a good default policy, maybe a second policy might be do to content filtering, Pet Names might bypass Postage (maybe!) and OCAP Inboxes might bypass all of them (ala a whitelist).
I want to avoid being too perscriptive right now and focus on techniques.
@nightpool One of those you put on your mobile phone. You now have one left. And let's say you meet someone that you think should talk to me- you can give them that last number. You know they'll be able to get through to me directly this way.
That capability is transferrable.
I still retain the ability to revoke any phone number, eg if your friend keeps calling me and calling me, or gives that number to scammers.
Now they'll have to go through my secretary again.
@nightpool The code advantages are also very powerful. Without OCAP, I need to do a ton of checks. "Is this account who it claims to be? Are they on a whitelist? Do they meet these checks..."
With OCAP Inbox, I can avoid many of those checks and where I do, they're more simple/contained.
As to replies... I hadn't seen that issue. Thank you.
Yes, AP would need to be modified since the potocol demands that there MUST be a forwarding. Exactly how- I'm not sure yet. Need to think more. about it.
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