[SpamCop-List] Re: Report my ISP?
no_one at noplace.org
Sun Jul 25 22:59:18 EDT 2004
"Glenn Daniels" <nobody at devnull.spamcop.net> wrote in message
news:ce0usm$tsn$1 at news.spamcop.net...
> Reference tracker:
> My wife and I have separate attglobal.net accounts. We share features of
> additional netscape.aol.com account.
> For practical purposes spam is only received by her attglobal.net account,
> only spam to that account is being reported. The parse indicates that the
> spam originated at aol.com, and it has been my practice to uncheck the box
> for aol.com and use their online websubmit form to post similar spamitems,
> thinking I ought not be "reporting" my own provider.
> Thankfully, I have yet to field a spamitem from attglobal.net which may
> speak to their spam tolerance, or lack of it. Thankfully, I have seen very
> few from aol.com. Evenso, I am confused when I do. On the one hand,
> I really want to call their attention to the spammer as it has been my
> understanding that they want to know about the problem IP. On the
> other hand, I do not wish to report what may well be my own ISP,
> as aol.com and netscape.aol.com seem to have the ipt.aol.com
> IP addresses "range" in common.
> I really wish to do the "right thing" by aol.com, but I really don't
> see why they would receive a SpamCop report of an abused IP
> differently from a personalized report from myself. Either way they
> are apprised of the problem IP, and either way I think they shut it
> No, I have not set up "Mailhosts", have not "been there", have not
> "done that". But if I do, will I lose the option to send reports to
> aol.com, which has been my cue to send manual reports? I feel
> as though I am "missing" something by way of guidelines and
> seek a bit of "directions, please".
I have a paid reporting account only. Personally I report every spam to
spamcop. I don't care if it came from my ISP or not. Spam is spam no
matter where it originated from. I don't know if a SpamCop would carry more
weight than a personal report from you however, SpamCop does provide the ISP
is whether the spam originated directly from them or if was relayed or they
have an open proxie. This is more information than you could provide
My vote is send it through SpamCop. I'm sure you wouldn't insult AOL.
SpamCop User not Authority
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