Re: [Asrg] Adding a spam button to MUAs

Alessandro Vesely <> Wed, 27 January 2010 18:39 UTC

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On 27/Jan/10 16:48, Andrew Richards wrote:
> Surely there's no real problem if someone mis-classifies a message as spam
> or non-spam:

However, the possibility of retracting a (mis-)classification may be 
useful in some cases.

> If I'm providing a mail service I would like to aggregate
> results so that when the same message is classified as spam several times by
> different users I'll start blocking similar messages

Hm... it is not straightforward to establish whether new messages are 
/similar/ to already received ones. Checking an authenticated id, e.g. 
for messages received "with ESMTP[S]A", would be easier.

> - either doing this aggregation myself if I'm a big ISP etc.,
> or using an external service providing this functionality.

I'd be interested in the external service, not only because I'm not a 
big ISP, but also for the sake of neutrality, transparency, etc.

Obviously, it has to receive abuse reports... Perhaps not all the 
world's ones, just some. Which ones, by sending domain?

Is this service a Mythical Global Reputation System (TMGRS)?