[SC-Help] Re: Newbie slightly confused
MikeE at ster.invalid
Wed Apr 21 15:48:19 EDT 2004
John Tempest wrote:
> I am using the OLSpamCop macro to submit spam to spamcop.net. When I
> receive the "spamcop has accepted 1 email for processing" email, I
> select the link to see the analyzed email.
Anatomy of a 'proper' parse
-1- Spam header [tracker^1, header, view message]
Tracker: looks like
represents everything about the spam and the parse. Posting such a
tracker into the newsgroup saves you from having to describe or post
anything about a spam; *very* useful.
Header + View message
-2- Parsing header: verbose logic
Subsections corresponding to the parser chaining the header Received
lines, tracking the msg source, finding links in body and resolving
obfuscation and finding IP and its contacts, + another view full message
-3- Report spam: optional check boxes, optional notes and comments and
optional preview, send, or cancel reports
Anatomy of a normal tracker link compared to above
-1- Same; spam header + tracker + view entire
-2- Same; parsing header logic + subsections above
-3- Different: If reported today, reports would be sent to - itemized
recommendations resembling 3 above, but no options to check, report, or
cancel or anything.
^1 Tracker url: A unique link corresponding to the spamitem and parse
of the configuration www.spamcop.net.sc?id=z9dz32anz where z9dz32anz =
[z + 9 digits + z + 32 alphanumerics + z continuous]
> Secondly, there is a lot of jargon,
Jargon is often a perjorative term whose meaning ranges from
'specialist' to pretentious or meaningless language. It is necessary to
use terms appropriate for this /specialty/.
> Is there an FAQ somehwere that
> explains the analysis on a line by line basis, to indicate to a
> newbie like me what is actually going on?
No, but this is a good place to learn it, little bit by little bit.
> Thirdly, I get about 150-200 spam emails a day (and that excludes
> lists that I have signed up for). I don't see how I can afford the
> time to deal with all of them through SpamCop. The real question is
> it worth all the effort?
Reporting with SpamCop will -1- feed the SCbl, spamcop blocklist aiding
those who use it to filter better -2- notify providers more
'efficiently' than you could do yourself, but not necessarily better.
It will likely not reduce your spamload; and handling spam badly to
report it can increase spam.
kibitzer, not SC admin
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