Re: [Asrg] Adding a spam button to MUAs

Steve Atkins <steve@blighty.com> Mon, 01 February 2010 16:00 UTC

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On Feb 1, 2010, at 6:59 AM, John Levine wrote:

>> Except that that isn't, I presume, the way these buttons currently
>> work - except when somebody is subscribed to a feedback loop. It
>> seems over-complicated and inefficient (even with BURL) to send an
>> ARF to your own system admin, and rather more simple to just set a
>> flag or annotation on the IMAP server.
> 
> You're right, for the minority of us who run IMAP.  For everyone else
> who uses POP, mailing an ARF report back to the POP server may be the
> best we can do.  The authserv-id from RFC 5451 isn't ideal to use as
> the mailing address since the RFC says quite clearly that it has to
> look like a FQDN but it doesn't actually have to be an FQDN.
> 
> If we go down this route, we could probably add a flag to 5451 to
> say it's OK to send ARF reports.

... or put it in the the message, where there's one standard format
to deal with, rather than tying it to just one of the various ways people 
retrieve messages. Most everyone already stashes an assortment
of metadata in the headers anyway.

Cheers,
  Steve