Re: [Asrg] We don't need no stinkin IMAP or POP, was Adding a spam button to MUAs

Daniel Feenberg <feenberg@nber.org> Sat, 06 February 2010 21:55 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Asrg] We don't need no stinkin IMAP or POP, was Adding a spam button to MUAs
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On Sat, 6 Feb 2010, Chris Lewis wrote:

> John Levine wrote:
>>> Make the ARF reporting address a configurable option, but default it to a 
>>> role account at the email domain of the machine from which incoming mail 
>>> is obtained.
>> 
>> Now it's not opt-in by the mailstore provider.
>
> We need to have it self-configuring if the mailstore provides the service. 
> Which either means a standard role account for it, or, some way for the 
> mailstore to tell the UA what address to use.

If a fixed role account is impossible, consider that dhcp already includes 
a standard way to distribute smtp, pop and imap host names, so adding the 
ARF reporting address wouldn't be completely out of character for dhcp. I 
don't know if any clients respect the dhcp MUA configuration data, though.

Daniel Feenberg