Closed Bug 196111 Opened 17 years ago Closed 17 years ago

Forward spam to spam-collecting addresses

Categories

(MailNews Core :: Filters, enhancement)

enhancement
Not set

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 112315

People

(Reporter: dlamotta, Assigned: naving)

Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030210
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030210

[RFE] Would it be wise to--when a piece an email is marked or tagged
automatically as spam--forward spam to uce@ftc.gov or any other email of our
liking?  The destination where our spam gets sent could be a user preference. 
Even better, if Mozilla had a distributed spam checking mechanism I think the
filter would be x1000 times more powerful.  But, yes, for this Mozilla would
need a database and all that fancy stuff to keep track of it, but hey, it would
be great.  If 999 other users marked a message as spam and I happen to get it,
too, there is no need for my client to have been "trained" on anything: if
Mozilla finds that a lot of my peers think some message is spam then I'll mark
it as spam, too, without even thinking twice.

In any case, forwarding our spam to uce@ftc.gov or other similar addresses would
help getting rid (or at least help identifying) spam at a much larger scale,
once the goverment (or whatever entity you forward your spam to) implements laws
and rules and the like.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
This is a request for an enhancement.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 112315 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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