How would you see it happen? 
HTTP forms can require certain information, and if bombing isn't totally 
impossible, captcha still can help greatly.

This thread is about Support and not Abuse, but both would be similar for big 
I believe that if you complain by email, your email will be parsed to enter a 
ticketing tool anyway, as the web form would have done. 


-----Original Message-----
From: mailop [] On Behalf Of Philip Paeps
Sent: Wednesday, 14 February, 2018 02:49
Subject: Re: [mailop] Yahoo Support Page

On 2018-02-13 15:07:33 (+0100), David Hofstee wrote:
>Ok... So this is the clue with the Yahoo form... There is a contact 
>form with a number of questions. One of the questions is
>*Copy the entire message which triggered the errorPlease remove < and > 
>characters around important information (e.g. IP addresses and email
>*Don't do that*. Just paste the headers and maybe the text version. 
>Because the form is not POST-ed but GET-ed. This means that if you 
>message is too long for a URL (most cases in email marketing) then 
>stuff gets cut off at the end (and the processing fails).

Oh groan!

I really wish people would stop putting their abuse desks (etc) behind web 
forms.  The abuse came in via email.  Let us complain about it via email please.

The "everything over HTTP" culture is getting out of hand.


Philip Paeps
Senior Reality Engineer
Ministry of Information

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