Re: [Asrg] Adding a spam button to MUAs

Daniel Feenberg <feenberg@nber.org> Wed, 09 December 2009 06:42 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Asrg] Adding a spam button to MUAs
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On Wed, 9 Dec 2009, 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.
>
...

Feedback is going to be controversial in this group.

The first thing I would like to see was for email clients to automatically 
include headers for all mail forwarded to "postmaster" or "abuse". I have 
never gotten a complaint about incoming spam mail that included headers 
and it is generally difficult to instruct users, given the multiplicity of 
clients.

Daniel Feenberg