Barry Leiba

Barry Leiba

Principal and Chief Architect, Internet Messaging Technology
Joined on January 13, 2009 – United States
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About

Barry Leiba has worked on electronic mail and related projects since 1980, and on Internet email since around 1990. Until February 2009, he was a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center, in Hawthorne, New York.  He currently divides his time among anti-spam work, Internet standards work related to messaging and email, and "pervasive computing" technology, using the ubiquity of computers and availability of information to provide richer services for people.  Barry has been on the Internet Architecture Board since 2007, and chairs the IETF DKIM (Domain Keys Identified Mail) working group.

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URL Shorteners

If you're a twit a Twitter user, you've likely used one or another of the URL shorteners out there. Even if you're not, you may have run across a shortened URL. The first one I encountered, several years ago, was tinyurl.com, but there plenty of them, including bit.ly, tr.im, qoiob.com, tinyarrow.ws, tweak, and many others. ... What would best practices for URL shortening services look like? Some suggestions, from others as well as from me. more

IP Blocklists, Email, and IPv6

Engineers in the Internet Engineering Task Force, in the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group, and elsewhere have been debating how to handle e-mail-server blocklists in an IPv6 network. Let's take a look at the problem here. We basically have three ways to address spam, in our goal of reducing the amount of spam in our inboxes... more

Gmail and IMAP and BlackBerry (Oh, my!)

When I was employed, I ran my own mail server and my own BlackBerry Enterprise Server, and I had things tuned pretty much exactly as I wanted them. My incoming mail got some custom processing that looked the sender's address up in my address book and assigned the message a category... I was a very happy email user. Now that I'm on my own, I've decided not to run my own server and all that software, and I've switched to Gmail and the T-Mobile BlackBerry server... Surprisingly, though, I'm mostly still happy... more

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