Re: Increasing intentional delays == less submissions. are we okay
michael.spamcop at michaellefevre.com
Sat Jun 12 19:41:20 EDT 2004
Frank Durda IV wrote:
> Maybe I don't understand the situation here. Let me mention
> how it looks from my point of view: I am volunteering my
> time and effort (and some really old e-mail addresses that are
> on lots of spam lists, USENET posts and WHOIS records) to report
> abuse to the benefit of all, and in exchange the Spamcop
> management sees it fit to INTENTIONALLY SLOW DOWN that process
> and make it burn more of my day in order for me to make
> these submissions. This just seems dumb.
>From the other point of view (not that I speak officially for Spamcop) -
Spamcop is offering you a free service, to make it easier for your to send
reports to ISPs. The original basis was that users would be tracking their
spam manually, and sending reports themselves, which is slower. If you
don't feel you're getting a benefit from using Spamcop, then then you can
simply stop doing it.
Spamcop really doesn't need the data from this many users for the BL - the
number of users is increasing rapidly, and continues to increase even when
Spamcop's performance is poor. The value added by each user decreases as
the number of users increases, and I would imagine it's a long way past
the point where the cost of providing the service to free users is offset
by the value of the data they provide.
Use Spamcop if you feel you and/or the internet at large are getting a
benefit from it, but don't feel you have to volunteer to report to Spamcop
for Spamcop's benefit.
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