[SC-Help] Reporting spammers email addresses
nobody at devnull.spamcop.net
Tue Jul 20 16:39:58 EDT 2004
(Top posting fixed)
Robert L. Vaessen wrote:
> On Jul 19, 2004, at 11:49, Gabriel Menini wrote:
>> I want to know if there's a possiblity to report those addresses in a
>> bunch, perhaps one per line in some kind of HTML form at spamcop.net
>> When tried that, the system told me that it was erroneous.
>> So, I had to report 20+ spammer addresses one by one .. :-\
>> How can I report a list of spammer addresses as a batch?
> Gabriel -
> Please don't report email addresses. Most are forged (upwards of 90%),
> many are hijacked email addresses. My email address (multiple domains)
> has been hijacked several times.
> Reporting the email addresses from spam only makes things worse. Imagine
> if your email address were forged onto the From: or Reply-To: address of
> a million spam messages! Now imagine explaining to your ISP, system
> administrators, and irate individuals that you are not a spammer!
You're right that reporting e-mail addresses since they're often forged.
If his address is ever forged and someone else reports him to his own
ISP because that person doesn't understand about e-mail header forgery,
then his ISP abuse admins should be smart enough to disregard such
complaints. I think the other replies here pretty much covered
everything to educate Gabriel that reporting forged e-mail addresses is
Also, when you reply to other people, please do not top post since that
gets the conversation out of order. You'll notice by paying attention to
most of the other posts in this newsgroup that the preferred method of
netiquette is to snip any quoting you aren't replying to and add your
own comments below each quoted point.
See #6 at http://linux.sgms-centre.com/misc/netiquette.php and #1 and #2
at http://www.river.com/users/share/etiquette/ for more snipping and
inline posting netiquette.
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