[SpamCop-List] Re: Dealing with viruses?
proski at nospam.spamcop.net
Tue May 18 18:16:06 EDT 2004
Tim McGraw wrote:
> Oliver Broad wrote:
>> I suppose it's right that we should not "report viruses as spam" but
>> wouldn't it be a good idea to have a way to report viruses as viruses,
>> a counter system with stats reports rather than individual complaints
>> so a
>> bad outbreak doesn't flood abuse desks.
> Google on 'spamcop viruscop' for previous discussions.
What I see is that somebody wrote a Window-only utility for virus
reporting. This doesn't address several issues:
1) Providers get overwhelmed by reports, as Oliver noted. ISPs should
not need hundreds of reports to identify an infected machine. It's not
like mosts senders would deny being infected.
2) Platform independence. Requiring Windows to report a Windows virus
3) Spamcop integration. I have to read every message with subjects like
"Re: Hi dude" to make sure that it's spam and not a virus. It would be
very helpful if Spamcop sorted spam and viruses at least for the paying
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