Re: [Asrg] Adding a spam button to MUAs

Steve Atkins <steve@blighty.com> Thu, 10 December 2009 03:14 UTC

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On Dec 9, 2009, at 6:39 PM, Seth wrote:

> Steve Atkins <steve@blighty.com> wrote:
> 
>> That's beside the point, though. What is the disadvantage of sending
>> reports to spammers?
> 
> 1. It confirms the address.

Nope. [1]

> 2. It doesn't go to the site where it would do some good.

Nor does it go anywhere where it would do any harm.

This is only in the case where the MX operator (and the forwarder or mailing list manager or anyone else along the delivery path) is not providing any sort of FBL, nor gathering TiS data, at least not by using this approach, so nobody else will be doing anything with the data.

Cheers,
  Steve

[1] Der Mouse expands on this.