Re: [Asrg] Adding a spam button to MUAs

Skull <skull@bofhland.org> Thu, 10 December 2009 08:05 UTC

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Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 09:05:32 +0100
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On 12/10/09 6:32 AM, Seth wrote:

>> Indeed, but explaning that to your spam button seems unlikely to be
>> something that a normal mail user could reasonably configure.  One
>> could propose some auto-configure thing, but now we're back to how to
>> tell who's lying when they offer auto-configure stuff.
> 
> It shouldn't be that hard.  I tell the server "I've configured
> seth@otherdomain to forward to this account."  The server sends a
> magic message to seth@otherdomain; when it returns, the server can
> observe the forwarding path and various header stuff, and configure
> itself.  The only user input is the answer to "What other email
> addresses are yours that you've set to forward here?"

You're missing role-address aliases with several recipients. And mailing
lists like this!

I really hope people doesn't start sending similar probe messages to MLs
with thousands of recipients... :-P

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