[SpamCop-List] Question: ignoring LARTs sent via SpamCop:
nobody at spamcop.net
Fri Feb 21 09:49:05 EST 2003
"John Phillips" <jhphillips180 at hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:79dc5vcioc48020aakhnsjh6ra7p60a74m at 4ax.com...
> >That is the major argument against listwashing -- is one going to serve
> >the common good or is one only out for oneself ?
> I have a spam screen that is 99.5% effective. On the average about 2
> spam per month make it through. In the last year I have though
> generated close to 5,000 SpamCop reports because I chose to do so.
> Does this not benefit the Internet and SpamCop? Inevitably some minor
> listwashing has occurred and I wish it were more. Yes I do have a goal
> to reduce the numbers but mainly because of the challenge and so I can
> spend more time on each spam. If the count gets too small, it is very
> easy to open the spigot.
> When your logic fails you seem to stoop to emotion.
I don't see anything wrong with his logic. However, it is true that the
more spam that one reports, the less impact listwashing has. It is also
true that large amount of reports are more valuable for the bl and thus may
cancel out any disadvantage of listwashing. IMHO, munging is only really a
valuable use of one's time to be a "sharpshooter" so to speak, to track down
and find in order to do the most comprehensive damage to a spammer. I also
do not like, on principle, to voluntarily give my email address to those
who, if not actual criminals, may be unethically supporting criminal and
IMHO, abuse desks and the management that sets the policies forget that they
are providing a service. If the abuse desk is overworked then it is because
management is either understaffing the abuse desk or that they really are
supporting spammers which is why they are overworked. And I hope that they
ignore spamcop reports and remain permanently on the scbl and perhaps even
end up on SPEWS because they are too stupid to recognize spam when they see
it. And if they persist in providing poor service, I hope that email *does*
become unusable for commercial use. We(tinw) don't need more
money/bottomline/profit only motivated, arrogant, tyrannical, and
incompetent businesses in the world that can't be regulated. Better the
Internet should collapse.
Miss Betsy, an almost new spamcop user
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