[SC-Help] Re: WHY is SpamCop so stupid??
dkona7b02 at sneakemail.com
Wed Sep 22 15:28:42 EDT 2004
At 11:08 AM 9/22/2004 -0700, Bud Jamison typed:
>WHY is ScamCop so stupid as to send MY ISP a complaint
>simply because I posted a notification to a newsgroup
>that a posted binary is a trojan horse?
SpamCop is just a reporting service. The stupidity belongs to
whomever submitted the report in the first place. If you can
provide more info, like a copy of the complaint, and send it to
deputies(at)admin.spamcop.net they can investigate and punish
the person that has abused the system.
>Why would SpamCop even ACCEPT such a stupid complaint??
As stated, SpamCop is just a reporting service. It passes along
all reports of SPAM without intervention.
>PLEASE don't tell me they DON'T confirm complaints.
>If that IS their business model, it SUCKS and they
>should be avoided at ALL possible costs by EVERYPONE!
Unfortunately, this is the case. With literally millions of SPAM items
being reported daily, there is no way for the system or a human to
verify each report as legitimate. However, when a complaint is
lodged a human will investigate and take appropriate actions.
>My ISP has now called and apologized for forwarding the
>complaint to me.
Kind of stupid of them to pass along a bogus report in the first place,
wasn't it? They should have replied back to SpamCop in your stead
and lodged the complaint you are now making.
>I'm hoping to convince them to just use the Round File
>for anything from SpamCop.
That would be very unwise because SpamCop reports are
generally very reliable and indicate a SPAM problem on your
servers. If your ISP ignores these complaints they will not only
end up on SpamCop's block list, but many others as well. Then
you will have great difficulty in sending email out to anyone. SpamCop
is a great service but like any other, it can be abused. Abusive users
are dealt with though so you should take solace in that fact.
Sorry for all the bother and hope you follow up with the deputies so
they can punish the abuser.
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