Re: [Asrg] Adding a spam button to MUAs

Seth <sethb@panix.com> Wed, 09 December 2009 18:05 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Asrg] Adding a spam button to MUAs
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"John R. Levine" <johnl@iecc.com> wrote:

> 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?

The problem is much trickier than that.

If the mail is forwarded at the user's request (e.g. college alumni
forwarding-only addresses), then the server to report it to is the one
that received it from outside the user's forwarding chain.  That's the
one whose spam filter can be tuned to reject without worrying about
vanished messages or backscatter.

Seth