Re: [Asrg] Summary of junk button discussion

der Mouse <mouse@Rodents-Montreal.ORG> Wed, 24 February 2010 15:37 UTC

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> Frankly, anything but in the email itself will be abused.  abuse@ is
> already useless.

One of my jobs is at an ISP.  We maintain an abuse@, and I'm one of the
people who gets mail from it.

The ham/spam ratio I see in that mail stream is substantially higher
than it is for the other mail I get through them (and there are a
handful of other role addresses at that same ISP that forward to
me-among-others, so I do have something to compare with).  Indeed, the
abuse@ mail stream is practically nothing but real abuse reports -
presumably of real abuse, though I don't really know because
investigating them is not one of my jobs there.

Of course, others' experience may - probably will - differ.  But
"abuse@ is useless" disagrees with my experience.

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