[taugh.com-johnl] Re: [feedback-report] New version of the ARF draft

Damon Sauer qvantvs at gmail.com
Thu May 24 06:49:54 PDT 2007


On 5/23/07, John R Levine <johnl at taugh.com> wrote:
> >>   * miscategorized - indicates that the content categorization applied in
> >>     connection with a certification or reputation system was incorrect
> >
> > What'll this be used for?
>
> I added it for VBR but it's intended to be more general.  We observe that
> certification or reputation systems will probably have different opinions
> about different kinds of mail, e.g., a bank regulator would vouch for the
> banks' transactions but not their ads.  Lacking A.I. to tell mechanically
> what category a message falls into, we expect senders to put assertions
> into a header (VBR, for example), that this is a transaction, this is an
> ad, etc.  This code means they lied, it claimed to be one thing but was
> really another.
>
> >>   * not-spam - indicates that a message that was tagged or categorized as
> >>     spam (such as by an ISP) is not spam
> >>
> >> The former is intended to send back to a certifier or reputation provider,
> >> the second to your own ISP or mail host to tune their filters.
> >
> > Doh, I should've thought of that.  *grin*

How about adding one more:
I know a big one for me is * transactional. Where a user is part of a
group or system that sends messages regarding status or account
changes, billing, receipts, etc.
I think this would cover a great deal of the *not-spam reports and
would help catagorize them better.


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