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Method and System of Helping reduce SPAM by Returning Undesired Emails with Mail Delivery Failure

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000199055D
Publication Date: 2010-Aug-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 62K

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Abstract

Spam market is by the good e-mail list of buyers and sellers. The percentage of number e-mail is growing very rapidly to reach even 40 %. If regular e-mail users like you and me are unfortunately listed inside of SPAM e-mail distribution list, we will continue receiving the spam e-mails and waste lot of time to clean the e-mail up. In this invention, we propose an idea to cheat the spam e-mail sellers to send a ‘false’ message to the SPAM e-mail list creator to help remove the end-user from the distribution list.

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Method and System of Helping reduce SPAM by Returning Undesired Emails with Mail Delivery Failure

Today, the wide accepted solution from email service providers is to reduce the harm of SPAM e-mail by setting various spam e-mail filters. That will help to reduce the chance of SPAM email being delivered to end users or help category/mark certain e-mail as SPAM e-mails. To achieve this goal, the e-mail service providers have utilized different filter techniques.

This method invented in this disclosure can be viewed as a complement solution to the filter method. This method takes the advantage of the desire of providing 'good' service from a SPAM e-mail list distributor. In order to keep the good quality of the e-mail list, the spam e-mail list sellers/distributors have to collect the e-mail responses and make sure that there e-mail list are valid list. This invention will cheat the SPAM e-mail list distributor by 'telling' the distributor that that e-mail is not 'valid' and 'encourage' the distributor/collector to remove the e-mail address from the list 'voluntarily'.

Usually, the SPAM e-mail collector 1) uses dictionary words to create mail server domain names and en-user e-mail name; and 2) use the Internet to search the valid e-mail address. The e-mail received from Internet crawling is more like to be valid then simply dictionary assembly. Not matter how the list is compiled; the distributor will validate the list by sending SPAM e-mail out. If there is no "failure message" from email service provider for an e-mail address, the e-mail will be marked as valid e-mail address. The e-mail address will be kept at the SPAM e-mail distribution list as valid e-mail address. .

In our invention, we will add a new feature to the e-mail service provider. From the GUI side, we allow the e-mail receiver to have option to mark an e-mail as SPAM e-mail. From the backend side of the e-mail service provider, when the e-mail service provider detects an e-mail is marked as "SPAM", the e-mail servic...