[linux-elitists] RFC 5965 spam report requirements? (Fwd: abuse at yahoo.com: RE: Spam (, [jessieradison at rocketmail.com: ] (KMM120317895V33282L0KM)])

Karsten M. Self karsten at linuxmafia.com
Thu Dec 9 16:25:49 PST 2010

Yahoo have been a pain point for spam reporting for quite some time.

Until recently, the biggest issue was that they would (repeatedly) fail
to recognize mail demonstrably transiting their system as theirs.

Oh, and forget forwarding original mails as attachments.

Now I find that I'm being directed to a web-based reporting tool unless
I can generate a MIME format based on a five-month old RFC, RFC 5965.

I think this probably qualifies for rfc-ignorant inclusion.  Hrm.  Need
to do that...  Oh, why bother, they've been listed since 2005:

Otherwise, any elitists out there familiar with a tool which will
readily generate (an preferably address and deliver) RFC 5965 spam
reports based on an input RFC 2822 format mail message?

There are a couple of Perl modules out there.  I'm very non-perl-fu.

I've already replied to Yahoo's CTO (Raymie Stata) suggesting that
mandating a 5-month-old RFC is a little over the top.


----- Forwarded message from Yahoo! Mail <abuse at yahoo.com> -----

Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2010 14:22:00 -0800
From: Yahoo! Mail <abuse at yahoo.com>
To: "Karsten M. Self" <karsten at linuxmafia.com>
Subject: RE: Spam (, [jessieradison at rocketmail.com: ]
Reply-To: Yahoo! Mail <abuse at yahoo.com>

Thank you for your email, but this address now only accepts messages in 
Abuse Reporting Format (http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5965)

To report abuse manually (or to get help with security or abuse related 
issues), please go to Yahoo! Abuse: 
For questions about using Yahoo! services, please visit Yahoo Help: 

Thank you,
 - Yahoo! Customer Care

Note: Please do not reply to this email as replies will not be answered.

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Karsten M. Self <karsten at linuxmafia.com>        http://linuxmafia.com/~karsten
 What part of "gestalt" don't you understand?
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