Feature request: simple spam header?

Mark Motley mark@motleynet.com
Sun Apr 28 22:25:09 UTC 2002


> Can anyone think of anything that would be broken changing the
> X-DCC header to always include the string "bulk" after the semi-colon
> that follows the server-ID and before the first checksum?
> For example,
> 
>     X-DCC--Metrics: calcite.rhyolite.com 101; Bulk Body=1 Fuz1=1
Fuz2=many
> 
> MUAs that can only do intial header substring matching instead of
> using regular expressions would have to be taught about the names of
> all of the MTAs adding their X-DCC headers as well as the server-IDs
> of all of the DCC servers that they might consult.

This would be fine as most enterprises would likely have just a few MTAs
and hence DCC servers.  Creating several rules is not a big deal.
 
> Putting the string "bulk" before the MTA hostname and server-ID
> seems like the wrong place.

Agreed.

> In other situations, a "bulk" string would remove the need to write
> tricky regular expressions for thresholds.

Especially for brain-dead clients like Outlook.

- MBM




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