[SpamCop-List] Re: Very slow email submissions
nobody at devnull.spamcop.net
Tue Jun 8 09:53:04 EDT 2004
> I do understand that membership has its advantages, and that paid
> avoid the nag screens. But SpamCop, and anyone using it to filter
> Spam, benefit from the submissions made by *everybody.* And I would
> hazard a guess that most of the 647,050 Spams submitted in the last
> hours were submitted by "free" users, although I cannot verify that
> assumption. My point was, I suppose, that through both accident AND
> design, SpamCop annoys the lifeblood of its databse- people like me,
> free users/submitters.
Well, I NEVER use the email option. I am an engineer, and want to see
everything that's happening. I use the web-based submission
exclusively. Also, as the recipient of many bounced emails, I want to
parse but not submit.
Is the 5 - 10 second delay for 'free' users annoying? Yes, and no.
Like many things in life, I have a choice. What is that delay worth? I
may even get around to subscribing, and that delay stops that issue
from ever fading away.
Don't grumble about being penalised a few seconds for being a 'free'
user. The service isn't 'free' to SC anyway; they have costs &
overheads (big assumption there). Stop thinking that the universe
revolves around you, and that SC will stop working if you stop
submitting. I submit, not to make SC work, or to think that I'm
getting 'something for nothing', but because I HATE SPAM, and am
willing to make an effort to make them stop. Hitting delete is NOT
enough for me. Even with the delay, it's substantially quicker that
tracing it myself (which I used to do).
BTW I've actually loosened my ISP's spam filter (from Assassin to
Intermediate) to let a little more spam through that I can feed into
Brewman.SpamCop at brycom.cX.nX which really ends with dot co dot nz
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