Re: [Asrg] Adding a spam button to MUAs

Rich Kulawiec <rsk@gsp.org> Wed, 16 December 2009 01:48 UTC

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Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 20:48:00 -0500
From: Rich Kulawiec <rsk@gsp.org>
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Subject: Re: [Asrg] Adding a spam button to MUAs
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I think allowing end users access to such a button is a terrible idea.
This is the same population that routinely replies to spam, falls for
phishes, and fails to correctly execute rudimentary tasks like unsubscribing
from a mailing list or trimming quoted material from replies.  It would
be simpler and about as accurate to simply check a random number generator's
output for a "spam?/not-spam?" opinion.

---Rsk