Re: [Asrg] Adding a spam button to MUAs

John Levine <johnl@taugh.com> Thu, 04 February 2010 17:43 UTC

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>So, let's not ignore POP3 users. After all, their data will be useful
>in identifying spammers, and there are a lot of them. But, equally,
>let's not try to solve two different problems with the same
>solution. And, let's not delay an IMAP solution while examining the
>POP3 problem.

Putting on my standards hat, a standard that mandates one process that
everyone can use is much more likely to be useful than one that has a
bunch of options that need separate implementations.

On the other hand, if you want something that IMAP users can use right
now, move messages to the Spam folder.  After all, one of the largest
mail systems in the world (AOL) implements it right now.  If you were
about to say no, that's too ugly, you've just confirmed my point.

R's,
John