[SC-Help] Re: false multipart header, Spamcop misses URL in body
nobody at spamcop.net
Mon Sep 27 21:41:36 EDT 2004
"Joe Blow" <joe at I.hate.spam.com> wrote in message
news:cja4h6$crh$1 at news.spamcop.net...
> "Mike Easter" <MikeE at ster.invalid> wrote in message
> news:cja3oj$bkp$1 at news.spamcop.net...
> > jamie wrote:
> >> In all of these, the header incorrectly says "multipart/mixed",
> >> and there is only one part to the message. Submitted as written,
> >> Spamcop never sees the URL in the message bodies.
> > Yes. Your analysis of the problem is correct.
> >> If I hand-edit "multipart/mixed" and change it to "text/html",
> >> Spamcop finds the URL, so that's what I've been doing to report these.
> > That is a no-no, to the best of my understanding. As you can see from
> > sig, I'm not any kind of SC admin. But, here's what I think a deputy
> > might say, if a deputy said something.
> > There is nothing in the rules to permit that change; and, as a general
> > rule, any sort of change prior to submission which causes or helps SC to
> > find a link or IP which it wouldn't otherwise isn't permitted, but
> > considered a material change. Except sometimes.
> > www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z675290147z8dabdaa8283174ba286aee1e52b412adz
> > --
> > Mike Easter
> > kibitzer, not SC admin
> I've been doing the exact same thing for well over a year. There is a bug
> in the parser, and although it has been reported many times, it has never
> been fixed. Frankly, I can't imagine why the Content-Type line in the
> header should get any consideration whatsoever. Just parse the whole
> message for links!
Do not change the content type to force SC to parse the body urls. It is
against the TOS/AUP and that is clear from this faq:
There is one specific change that you can make which is to decode base64 so
that you can munge personal details if needed. No where does it say that you
can change the content type from multipart/mixed to something else to force
the parser to find and report urls. It specifically says:
"SpamCop does what it does and doesn't do for a reason. Do not make any
material changes to spam before submitting or parsing which may cause
SpamCop to find a link, address or URL it normally would not, by design,
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