Re: [Asrg] Adding a spam button to MUAs

Ian Eiloart <> Fri, 05 February 2010 10:43 UTC

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--On 4 February 2010 23:20:46 +0000 John Levine <> wrote:

>  extract a reporting address
> from the message and send it an ARF report.

Which means that the email service provider has to decide what to do with 
messages that arrive carrying such a reporting address. I don't see what 
you can do except remove it - given that we're talking about junk email 

Then it has to insert its own header into every message.

Then the client has to try to figure out whether the reporting address was 
inserted by the spammer, or by their email service provider.

Given that a "This is spam" button should only be reporting to the 
mailstore administrator, it's completely over the top to insert the address 
into every message. The address is a property of the mailstore, not the 

Ian Eiloart
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