Yahoo abuse

J.D. Falk jdfalk-lists at cybernothing.org
Tue Feb 9 14:56:17 CST 2010


On Feb 9, 2010, at 7:53 AM, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:

> On Tue, 9 Feb 2010, John Peach wrote:
> 
>> Damn forms; whatever happened to abuse@ addresses?
> 
> A few years I proposed a standard way to report abuse by email (X-headers) but nobody was interested.

There's a (draft, de facto) standard format for automated reports between providers:

http://mipassoc.org/arf/
http://tools.ietf.org/wg/marf/

> I suspect forms are because the abuse desks want necessary information in a structured way that doesn't have to be manually processed each time, plus trying to hunt people who can't realise what information is needed to do a proper abuse complaint.

Yep, that's certainly part of it.

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J.D. Falk <jdfalk at returnpath.net>
Return Path Inc








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