MTA-STS (RFC8461) is a new standard that makes it possible to send downgrade-resistant email over SMTP. In that sense, it is like an alternative to DANE. It does this by piggybacking on the browser Certificate Authority model.
There is a validator here which defaults to checking gmail.com, and possibly can answer your questions about it without the "tl;dr" factor of the RFC.
This popped up on Reddit, I don't go there much either, but the crowd here might want to read get involved in the dicussion:
Nice clickbait, eh?
Over the past years, it has been increasingly difficult to find hosts/venues for the next year. The reason why a location could be announced each time in the closing session of a conference has rather more to do with heroics than deliberation. YEF is de facto disbanded, de jure will happen RSN. Long-time member domm's numerous attempts to revitalise YAPC organisers have all failed. It does not help that ACT re…