[SpamCop-List] Re: I must share this one [C&C]
masfjorden at spamcop.net
Tue Sep 7 23:39:20 EDT 2004
Mike Easter skrev:
> Before anyone starts the 'debate' about spamfighters reading spam or not,
> anyone debating the issue on the side of spamreading has to
> - describe or assure the security they use while reading spam
When the spam is in my spamcop held mail log
I reckon I can read anything safely. I don't follow links, see below
If the spam has got through spamcop's censorship and is in my regular
mailbox (mozilla), I disconnect from the internet, open the msg to check
whether it is spam, forward to spamcop and move the spamitem to trash
before going online again. I hope that is sufficient.
> - roughly approximate what percentage of their spam they read
Nowadays, after mailhost was introduced, roughly 85 % of my spam is
quick-reported. The rest is reported, and if it is not obvious who
should be notified in accordance with Marjolein's website, I inspect the
spam. Rarely I find it entertaining reading.
> - 'explain' how they decide which spams to read
> - answer how often they visit a spamvertised site to 'further' satisfy
> their curiosity or interest
Never. I have not bothered to find out about secure ways to do it,
therefore I don't do it. While I did a lot of foolish things before I
discovered spamcop, I believe I have never followed a spam link.
> - define approximately how often they make additional notifies on the
> basis of spamreading, and how.
Always if there is some text element that helps, like notifying
adobe/macromedia in addition to microsoft, or finding someting like
enlar[ment, not discovered by spamassassin.
> - answer whether or not they are pledged to never aid or profit a
Even before I read about the pledge, I never considered buying anything
from sources I could not trust.
> Mike Easter
> kibitzer, not SC admin
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