Re: [Asrg] Consensus Call - submission via posting (was Re: Iteration #3)

"Chris Lewis" <clewis@nortel.com> Mon, 08 February 2010 18:04 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Asrg] Consensus Call - submission via posting (was Re: Iteration #3)
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Andrew Richards wrote:

> What bugs me about [1] is that the whole message is being re-sent, but we 
> seem to have established that the only thing a spam button will be saying 
> is "This is spam/unwanted", so sending a report including the original 
> email for basically a single bit of information seems excessive.

In general, it isn't a "single bit of information", especially if you 
consider that this mechanism will undoubtably used to feed outsourced 
handlers who don't see your inbound mailstream at all.

Think SpamCop for example.

I'm not sure why "exessive [volume]" is a particular concern.  For the 
most part complaints are relatively rare, and this is only on that 
fraction that doesn't already get zapped by the filters. We're 
exceptional in the former (getting as much as 10-20% of all spam getting 
past the filters being reported as full forwards), but nobody has ever 
noticed the flow operationally.

If you posit 100% "hit the TiS button", 100% spam, and _no_ filtering 
whatsoever, your outgoing from the user equals your incoming to the 
user.  But if you're in a situation like that, one wonders why you have 
mail service or users at all.