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[aprssig] APRS web messaging

Sean Jewett sean at rimboy.com
Mon Aug 14 15:31:27 UTC 2006


On Fri, 11 Aug 2006, Robert Bruninga wrote:

> The proposal had some other ideas like "E" was equivalent to
> Email so that on the Ttpad of the D7, you only had to send
> To "E" and not type in EMAIL.  Or send an APRS message to
> "W3XYZ-E" and the Email Engine would then take the incoming
> APRS message and convert it to EMAIL using the ADDRESS that
> Was regisered to W3XYZ.    As it is now, you have to know
> Someone's email address to send RF to Email.


At a minimum, what if any downsides would there be to implement sending 
messages to CALLSGN-E ?  I can see none other than figuring out the email 
address it needs to be routed to.  QRZ has converted email addresses 
listed on their user profiles to graphics though eham still provides those 
addresses in clickable/text format.  Assuming the person has an ARRL 
address won't work (as was pointed out in other emails).  Just wondering 
if there's an automated way of doing this.

Presumably some sort of registration system will need to be implemented 
but we've already discussed the downsides to that... though in terms of a 
one way RF/APRS messaging to email gateway it may not be too much of an 
issue.

The other problem would be preventing potential abuse (ie, making sure 
KG4NRC is KG4NRC).

Sean...

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