Re: [Asrg] Adding a spam button to MUAs

"Peter J. Holzer" <hjp-asrg@hjp.at> Fri, 05 February 2010 17:31 UTC

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On 2010-02-05 08:58:13 -0800, Steve Atkins wrote:
> On Feb 5, 2010, at 4:09 AM, Daniel Feenberg wrote:
> > I haven't been following this thread very closely, but why not just
> > establish a standard role account on the MUAs designated POP or IMAP
> > server? Such as arf@pop.example.com? It effectively "preconfigures"
> > the MUA since "arf" is standard and "example.com" is already known
> > to the MUA. The less configuration the better, I think.
> 
> POP and IMAP servers don't receive email. If you're planning on
> mandating that all POP or IMAP servers listen on port 587, that's a
> fairly big requirement. 
> 
> Or are you suggesting something MXish or SRVish (which isn't
> implausible, though it's got the usual namespace pollution problems to
> dodge)?

Why "MXish"? Just MX. If pop.example.com doesn't listen on port 25 (if
you want to send Mail to arf@pop.example.com, you need something
listening on port 25, not 587), add an RR
    pop.example.com. MX 10 mx.example.com.
mx.example.com needs to be configured to accept mail for
arf@pop.example.com, of course. 

And, as John noted, if there is no such MX record, the mail will most
likely sit a queue for a few days until it is returned.

	hp

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