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Automatic Integrated E-Mail Complaint Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016624D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jul-07
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jul-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Sending complaints to e-mail providers because one of their users is sending spam or other objectionable material is a hassle. Currently, the user has to dig through the e-mail header, find the origin server of the e-mail, possibly perform a "who is" lookup to find the owning entity of the domain name, send an e-mail to abuse@.com along with proper subject and message content, etc. Described herein is a method to automate the process of reporting spam using software integrated into the e-mail client.