[SC-Help]Is no http:// enough to stop Spamcop finding links in
eddie at eddie.web
Wed Jul 28 20:50:59 EDT 2004
On Wed, 28 Jul 2004 23:10:57 +0100, John J. Burness scratched out the
> The spammer "deliberately" calls his coding HTML & sc believes him!!!
> (thereby contravening No 1 Rule of "Never believe a spammer")
> I get at least 12 of these a day, hence I wish that sc would start
> ignoring what has been told by the spammer & parse the actual URLs that
> are in the spam!!
> Just my 2 pence worth!!
What SC could do and still be cautious, is to parse and setup the
reporting links, as you suggest; but leave the links unchecked by default,
putting the onus on the reporter to be sure they are indeed, reportable
links. A cautionary warning could be placed next to each link, "Do not
check these links unless you are sure that they are spamvertized sites,"
or some such notice.
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