Re: [Asrg] Adding a spam button to MUAs

John Levine <> Thu, 04 February 2010 23:20 UTC

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>In any case it hardly matters because POP3 and IMAP are completely different
>protocols with different constituencies. You'd never have a standards effort
>that lumps them together in a million years, and even if you did you'd do
>nothing more than needlessly confuse the programmers of their respective
>code bases.

Actually, we've seen a reasonable suggestion a few messages back that
would work equally well with POP and IMAP: extract a reporting address
from the message and send it an ARF report.  It has the admirable
characteristic of being completely agnostic about how the mail is
delivered, since there are plenty of delivery techniques other than
POP and IMAP, such as WebDAV, uucp (still handy for intermittent
connections), fetchmail, and just reading the local mailstore.


PS: If you're going to make disparaging remarks, could you at least
try and make well informed ones?