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[Bug 6699] Obsolete links to rhyolite.com in various dcc related files

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Date: Sun Nov 13 2011 - 16:48:43 GMT
To: dev@spamassassin.apache.org

https://issues.apache.org/SpamAssassin/show_bug.cgi?id=6699

--- Comment #5 from Vernon Schryver <vjs@rhyolite.com> 2011-11-13 16:48:43 UTC ---
Would it be possible to change the URL in this line
  describe DCC_CHECK Listed in DCC (http://www.dcc-servers.net/dcc/)
to something like
  describe DCC_CHECK Listed in DCC (dcc-servers.net/dcc/)
or even
  describe DCC_CHECK Listed in DCC
or better still,
  describe DCC_CHECK Detected as bulk mail by DCC

The new version implies that instead of postmaster@rhyolite.com getting
complaints about 'spamvertising' from lusers with broken 'spam bouncers',
postmaster@dcc-servers.net will be blessed. Since I read both
mailboxes, I don't see quite enough improvement in the new version.
It's fine to use valid URLs in documentation, but the
"Listed in DCC..." text is added to passing email visible
to people who don't understand.

Yes, there are indeed still irritating users with broken by design
tools that send idiotic reports based on headers added by their own ISPs
That SpamAssassin header line has been an irritant for many years,
albeit decreasing as fewer people report spam and bad tools are replaced.

I suspect some of the stupid requests for "delisting from DCC" that I
get via web contact pages have been provoked by the SpamAssassin header.
There's text on the contact web pages pointing out the foolishness
of asking for DCC delisting given the nature of DCC. But many
'advertising professionals' don't care about minor technical details
and will try anything.

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