[SpamCop-List] Re: Get mad by double reporting
nobody at spamcop.net
Fri May 7 05:53:40 EDT 2004
Volker Lauke wrote:
(Top posting fixed. Please do not top post.)
> "Paul Johnson" <baloo at ursine.ca> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> news:873c6di24z.fsf at ursine.ca...
>>English, please? What is it you're complaining about?
> Sorry for not speaking plain English as a non English or American.
> The complain is: I process a spam on http://members.spamcop.net/sc and after
> the page pops up with "Send Spam Report now" the system asks for "Report
> Now" again on the page http://members.spamcop.net/sc. So the sequence is:
> 1. Process Spam om the member site
> 2. Send Spam Report know
> 3. Report know on the members site.
> This takes in my opinion unnecessary time and doubles the server load of
That is not an unnecessary step. That first step is to process the spam
to find out where it should be sent. It is not actually being sent yet
in that first step, so you are not sending twice if that's what you
originally thought. The second step is to actually choose which abuse
addresses listed in the report you want to receive the complaint. That
second step is necessary so that you don't accidentally report your own
ISP or don't accidentally send to the wrong place. It is YOUR
responsibility to check to make sure the complaints are going to the
right place. If you care anything about helping to preserve SpamCop's
reputation with ISPs, then you should want to take the responsibility of
making sure you don't send a wrong report. SpamCop's credibility and
reputation depend a huge deal on SpamCop's users being responsible and
not just blindly sending complaints anywhere without caring who receives
the complaints. If you still think that's an unnecessary step, just
search through the newsgroup for posts from people who messed up and
reported their own servers or reported something as spam that wasn't
spam or some other reporting mistake. You also might find the occasional
post from irate abuse admins complaining about being listed because of
irresponsible spam reporters who didn't pay attention to what they were
sending and where. Another reason you need to try to better understand
your responsibility as a spam reporter is that your SpamCop account can
be cancelled if the Deputies catch you making a mistake.
SpamCop user, not an admin
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