feature request - FW: Just the notification for spam?

Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Jan 23 14:34:29 GMT 2004

At 23:06 21/01/2004, you wrote:
>At 22:35 21/01/2004, you wrote:
>> > > So the summary of all this is
>> > > "Yes, I would like it in MailScanner".
>> > > Correct?
>> >
>> > LOL. :-)
>> >
>> > Yes, please?  Where's your wishlist on Amazon again???
>>Cool, instead of taking away the load we are now letting MS spam the
>>users :)
>You don't have to use the feature, I personally doubt many sites will use
>it. But Trever appears to present a strong case for needing it, and it
>won't have any impact on the speed or reliability of MailScanner. And I'm
>prepared to implement it.
>One setup where it might be useful is in schools, where you have a duty of
>care to protect your users from seeing various of the nastier types of
>spam. The "attachment" facility is useless here, as the recipients can
>still see the original message. But you don't want to use "store" as then a
>teacher has to scan every message for false positives. Instead, I can
>imagine a system where clicking on a link in the "notify" message would
>forward a request to a teacher that a child had requested a spam message.
>It is then up to the teacher to allow/deny the child access to that
>message. Effectively spam viewing with authorisation from a teacher.
>I am sure there are other scenarios that might use this.

This is in release 4.26.5-1.
Julian Field
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