[SpamCop-List] Re: accepted 1 email for processing.....
pxpearson at spamxcop.net
Thu Nov 18 09:33:28 EST 2004
> That's because you probably report too many e-mails. Not all spam that I
> receive is reported because it is already known within one of the main
> blocklists. In the end about 5% is new spam, and it is reportable. It
> does not make sense to report spam at spamcop if it is known in dsbl
> (open proxies), spamhaus xbl+sbl, sorbs, or china, korea and brazil
Is this true? I'm a paying Spamcop subscriber, and every day I review
and report-as-spam everything in my Held folder, typically about 60
messages. (I have yet to find a message wrongly assigned to that folder,
but I keep looking.) My thinking is that
- clicking "report as spam" causes counters to be incremented for the
offending IP addresses and causes complaints to be sent to the
responsible parties (even though I never hear anything back about
any of these messages after I click the "report as spam" button),
- a continuing stream of reports will keep the offending IP addresses
on block lists, and
- some responsible parties may take action against spammers when the
complaint volume passes some threshold.
So what do you think? Am I doing anything useful?
Remove the two x's to get a good email address.
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