Re: Different way to use SpamCop - seems effective and easy
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Wed Jan 21 08:03:47 EST 2004
<me at spamcop.net> wrote in message news:bull2s$sgm$1 at news.spamcop.net...
> I am suspicious that _some_ people who receive the SpamCop complaints
> forward the reports to the spammers. Another possible answer is that
> spammers have figured out a way to determine who is complaining even
> though thier e-mail address is not being given out. _I_ HAVE figured
> out how to do this but will not be posting the info. :)
Spamcop has admitted the following already:
SpamCop usually tries to obscure (munge) your email address and other
identifying information from spam reports before they are sent. However,
some ISPs will not accept this type of report.
If you select munging, SpamCop will not send to ISPs which refuse munged
reports by default (you will be given a default-off option when using the
web-interface). If you select intact spam copies, SpamCop will send all
It has become painfully obvious that spammers are able to identify your
email address by using tracking codes - even after SpamCop's attempts to
munge them. It has also become plain that even the largest and most
well-respected ISPs forward complaints intact to the accused.
In response, we now offer the ability to send reports silently. These
reports are not emailed and are not available to anyone but SpamCop
administrators and will not be shared (except as aggregate counts). This
provides a way for SpamCop to continue to learn about new spam sources for
the purpose of blacklisting them without ever tipping off the spammers
themselves. In essence, this gives us the ability to form a new, parallel
network of "mole" users who provide data only to SpamCop, not the senders or
Jerry Phelps - President
JC Rules Computing, Inc.
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