Re: [Asrg] Adding a spam button to MUAs

Andrew D Kirch <trelane@trelane.net> Wed, 09 December 2009 06:00 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Asrg] Adding a spam button to MUAs
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John R. Levine wrote:
> Most web mail systems have a spam or junk button that lets a user
> report unwanted mail to his ISP.  The ISP does whatever it does,
> typically tune their spam filters, and perhaps send a feedback report
> if the message is from someone with whom they have an FBL agreement.
>
> Lots of us don't use web mail.  We use POP or IMAP to pick up our
> mail, and SUMBIT to send it.  How would we add a spam button in our
> MUAs work?
Spamassassin and other filters are using mailboxes for training
spam/non-spam.  An add on for Thunderbird which automates sending to
these at a click of a button or builds into Thunderbird's spam marking
system would make spam reporting to baysian filters faster.  If we're
looking towards LART'ing this should ALWAYS be done manually.  Automated
e-mail sent to people that don't want it is the problem, creating more
based on a broken research script isn't the solution.

Andrew