Re: [Asrg] Adding a spam button to MUAs

"Chris Lewis" <clewis@nortel.com> Fri, 05 February 2010 18:32 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Asrg] Adding a spam button to MUAs
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John Levine wrote:
>> I haven't been following this thread very closely, but why not just 
>> establish a standard role account on the MUAs designated POP or IMAP 
>> server? Such as arf@pop.example.com? It effectively "preconfigures" the 
>> MUA since "arf" is standard and "example.com" is already known to the MUA. 
>> The less configuration the better, I think.
> 
> Sorry, wouldn't work.  The name of the POP or IMAP server need not
> bear any relationship to any email address.  For example, on my
> system, the server is named imap.iecc.com (yes, even for POP, it
> deters the clueless) but there are not imap.iecc.com addresses at all.

Perhaps more to the direct point, what if you host a bazillion domains, 
you have to publish a bazillion <standard>.<domain> DNS records, which 
may all point at the same place.  A bit awkward, but perhaps doable.

But, picking "imap" for "<standard>" would be a mistake.  It should be 
independent of the delivery technology.  You could well run into severe 
trouble trying to dissassociate them.