[hashcash] Re: patch for mozilla thunderbird requested

  • From: Mike Shaver <shaver@xxxxxxx>
  • To: Adam Back <adam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 19:00:19 +0000 (GMT)

Sorry for the delay getting back to you; copying some Thunderbird mavens here.

----- Original Message -----
> I wonder if we could get somewhere by asking on thunderbird-dev list.
> 
> Mike do you know anyone with an interest in anti-spam, hashcash types
> of things from thunderbird side of mozilla?
> 
> We want to wrap up this ages old bug mentioned below that has been
> bouncing around for ages and actually implement something! We can do
> the hashcash
> library part we lack thunderbird programming experience.
> 
> btw something that may help the attractiveness is if hashcash library
> supports also the microsoft hashcash spec [1] - its free to use and I
> think open source compatible even unusually for anything microsoft
> related.
> 
> While they basically adaopted hashcash the serialization is
> incompatible. I'll volunteer to code that spec and add it to hashcash.
> 
> hashcash already has both a library (libhashcash.a/hashcash.dll and a
> command line tool and an example program using the library -
> example.c) (Note you want to get the pre-release if you want to try
> the example.c it
> suffered bit rot I noticed).
> 
> Adam
> 
> [1]
> http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/d/d/5dd33fdf-91f5-496d-9884-0a0b0ee698bb/%5BMS-OXPSVAL%5D.pdf
> 
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 03:20:43PM +0200, Bas Steendijk wrote:
> >in the feature request to add hashcash in mozilla thunderbird,
> >
> >https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=229686
> >
> >which currently has status "WONTFIX", after i countered the arguments
> >that caused it to get that status, the following happened:
> >
> >i gave argument:
> >
> >"this request is not about adding the 16 MB library, but about adding
> >hashcash, which is simple and can be implemented in little size."
> >
> >Ludovic Hirlimann then posted:
> >
> >"Please provide a patch so we can figure out how much this would add
> >and then decide if we want it in the product or not."
> >
> >i'm asking hereby if someone can produce a patch to add hashcash to
> >thunderbird, and post on there.

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