Re: [Asrg] Adding a spam button to MUAs

Ian Eiloart <iane@sussex.ac.uk> Wed, 16 December 2009 12:14 UTC

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--On 16 December 2009 09:26:11 +0530 Hrishikesh Barua <talonx@gmail.com> 
wrote:

>>> In the right conditions will act as an unsubscribe button -
>
> Correct me if I'm wrong - by the right conditions I understand that you
> mean cases where the List-Unsubscribe header is present in the email.
> While this is a good option, Gmail's implementation of this leaves some
> things to be desired.

IIRC, the message also has to have a valid DKIM signature, which covers the 
list-unsubscribe header. At least, there has to be some way that Google can 
tell that the message really is from the list.


>
> http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/unsubscribing-made-easy.html
>
> If you look at the screenshot in the post above, there is no just
> "Unsubscribe" button - it's "Report Spam" or  "Unsubscribe and Report
> Spam". In an update to the same post, Google clarifies that
>
>>> If you want to unsubscribe without reporting the message as spam, click
> "show details" in the top-right corner of the message, then click
> "Unsubscribe from this sender."
>
> If it's not among the visible options, people are not going to use it -
> they are just going to click on the visible buttons (and mark it as spam).
>
> But it's a start.
>
> - Hrish



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