[SpamCop-List] Re: Mole
noone at nowhere.com
Sun Apr 17 20:52:39 EDT 2005
Not trying to hijack but I was a mole for quite a while until I realized no
reports were going out.
I was assuming (yea I know, can't assume anything) that a mole was kinds
like a hidden reporter.
I think the OP might be under the same false assumption as I was.
Someone here cleared that error up one day for me so now I report as I once
did, the regular way (btw for those that don't know look under
Preferences/Report Handling Options to change this).
As one of the other responders said, need to read the FAQs. I know I sure
should have and will from now on ;)
"Vanguard" <Vanguard at domain.invalid> wrote in message
news:d3u5ob$rvp$1 at news.spamcop.net...
> "JT" <bahkah at midsouth.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:d3u2ec$q39$1 at news.spamcop.net...
>> Thanks for replying and explaining as only you can. Believe it or not, I
>> can read, and *I'm* more than willing to consider that others can think.
>> Didn't feel the need to wax or write a book...
>> When I click on "View Report", I see "my ISP at top"...
>> I'm guessing that your Mrs. doesn't let you talk at home; got tired of
>> your pedantics early on. Thanks again though.
>> "Mike Easter" <MikeE at ster.invalid> wrote in message
>> news:d3trt9$mlq$1 at news.spamcop.net...
>> JT wrote:
>>> I viewed the reports sent, and it shows my ISP at the top and my
>>> username at the bottom. Please help me to understand how this is
>> Presuming that your giving your message the subject "Mole" means that
>> you are registered as a mole resporter and you submitted a spam and you
>> are looking at something which you think we can all see as if we were
>> looking thru' your eyeballs.
>> So, now you are saying "I'm looking at something, please explain it to
>> That is not a good way to ask questions because it really makes anyone
>> who wants to try to answer you have to work and talk and imagine and
>> guess and give half-*ssed information because of the quality or lack
>> thereof of your question asking.
>> First, when you sign up to be a mole you can look at "What is this?"
>> http://www.spamcop.net/fom-serve/cache/373.html What is "mole"
>> That page contains this sentence "SpamCop now offers new and existing
>> users an option to withhold almost all data - registering reports in
>> SpamCop's database, but never sending reports to the "ISP"
>> That means that no report is sent; so whatever you are looking at isn't
>> sent to anyone. A mole report is a non-report, and the spamsource
>> doesn't count toward the SCbl and the data is only used in some kind of
>> non-reported mysterious cumulative kind of way by spamcop which doesn't
>> attach any information about your provider or your IP or your identity
>> to anyone outside of SC.
> You didn't expect to see yourself identified in a report you created? You
> think spammers are going around generating a random 43-character sequence
> in some ridiculous attempt to see who reported what and from those results
> parse out which reports regards their own spam? Yeah, right. Being a
> mole means that the abuse contact won't get your report, so how else are
> they going to find it to identify you specifically reported them? Do you
> issue a spam report as a mole and then separately go e-mail the abuse
> contact with the link to your report? If so, why be a mole in the first
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