[SpamCop-List] Re: Null links reported to IBs
MikeE at ster.invalid
Wed Jun 9 23:58:09 EDT 2004
> "Mike Easter" wrote...
>> When you post a spam into .spam with your newsreader, your newsreader
>> 'butchers' it by throwing in linewraps
> Not in this case. My wrap column is set to the max of 132 chars in OE
> (I manually format my normal NG posts).
Oops. I didn't use a good example for my case. 'Nobody' does it that
>> That is, I was able to take the original item I found in 'view entire
>> message' from the tracker and save it as an .eml, and then open the
>> .eml item so that the html was rendered to make it quick and simple
>> to see what the spam was all about, including the only useful link
>> in a single glance. I could also tell where the link was 'going'
>> squally7845tabs.us from my status line below the spam's window in
>> my OE.
>> You can't do that with what is posted in .spam.
> I could with this one. I saved the post in .spam, opened it in
> notepad, snipped off the newsgroup header and parse, and renamed it
> as an eml. It rendered fine when opened, but without the images.
I didn't realize that you had made longlines because I didn't even work
with the one in spam, I just assumed that it would be linewrap mangled
and so I grabbed the one from the tracker.
>> The point of my argument, to re-iterate, is to change the way we post
>> things in .spam because the way we are doing it isn't good enough.
>> We should either post the tracker only, which we can do here, or if
>> necessary we should attach the spam to the .spam ng message body.
> You make a good point. I give the tracker and the .spam post for
> convenience - so people have a choice. I may reconsider doing both if
> it's not useful. I'll certainly make sure OE isn't going to mangle it,
> or I'll post a text attachment.
Well, I suppose if everyone did it the way you are describing, the
message body would be all right for spam posting. But I don't think
'anyone' does [except you].
I suppose if I were 'advising' how to post in spam I would say to change
the newsreaders linewrap to a very large number, OE's max is 132, or to
attach a .txt file of the saved item, which in the case of OE could be
its .eml version or its .txt version saved directly from the mua, or it
could be pasted into NotePad or such and saved as a .txt that way.
kibitzer, not SC admin
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