[SpamCop-List] Re: New here/ problems with SpamCop LARTing spammer; embedded URLs not
Sun Feb 16 01:40:31 EST 2003
Joe Blowe t wrote:
> Please tell me if this is the wrong place to post this - and I shall
> happily repost it in the correct forum - and please forgive me if these
> are known bugs that have been done to death before (apparently
> spamcop.mail ain't it, so I'm going for 'take 2' here.)
> Using the free ScamCop service, I've noticed that some spam isn't being
> analyzed by the system correctly. The embedded URLs in the spam (when
> presented to the system as a text document - from original HTML source
> or decoded base64 and sent in text) are frequently not being picked up
> and LARTed by the system.
> The other odd thing I've noticed is that SpamCop seems to be LARTing the
> spammers, and not the upstreams - somehow, I really can't see ayayay.net
> or lauderdale.net taking action to terminate spammers - since they are
> spamhausen that woud be a form of suicide...
> So: my questions are:
> 1. Is *this* the correct forum to raise issues like these? If not -
This and the spamcop.help forum is a place too.
> 2. Am I somehow making an error in filing the complaint with SpamCop in
> the straight format as it comes off the browser - i.e.: with headers and
> HTML source - and not adding carriage returns etc. in order to bring the
> spamvertized URLs into the open? Or do I need to upgrade to the 'pay'
> version before the spamming parasites get their web sites LARTed 100
> percent of the time?
Sometimes the spam itself is formated really badly that may make SpamCop
miss the URL entirely. There is a method that may help but unfortunately I
don't have the blasted link to the specific area on the FAQ (Assistance! Any
of the regulars here... I think you may know what I am talking about.)
Usually what I do under those conditions is that I report the spam manually.
(Use a throwaway email account if you want to protect your spammed address.)
> 3. Where / how is possible to raise with the SpamCop admins the fact
> that LARTing the lauderdale.net 's and the whitcon.net's (as an example)
> is likely to do nothing about stopping the spammer?
> Feedback graciously and gratefully accepted.
I think that most people know that. But unless you can show a better
reporting address (say an upstream), then you can post a request either here
or at spamcop.routing.
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