[SpamCop-List] Re: over 50% spam skips over URL
eddie at eddie.web
Thu Jun 2 18:07:33 EDT 2005
On Thu, 02 Jun 2005 12:27:21 -0700, Mike Easter scratched out the
>> If a spammer is smart enough to figure out a way around the system, I
>> acknowledge his intelligence and dilligence and even though I don't like
>> spam, I might give him a pass for being clever. Otherwise, SC might
>> never do anything.
> Your strategy for motivating SC to do something different about this isn't
> going to change whatever Julian is doing and thinking about.
> Personally, I would rather see the parser work differently, too. I would
> rather see it find the urls and offer to devnull [or not devnull] all of
> the spamvertisers and not even bother with trying to resolve them [as a
> reporter selected option.] Then, all of the spamvertisers which aren't
> IBs to the reporter would be getting onto the stats page. And the parser
> wouldn't be wasting its resources trying to deal with the resolution
> problem which just leads to a notify problem anyway.
While I agree that I am just a drop in the ocean, I no longer feel that I
am accomplishing anything by reporting spam that SC cannot handle properly.
Once again, these URLs parse perfectly when manually copied into the SC
parser - - they only fail when the rest of the SC software is running.
I will leave the spam reporting to the other people and I have already
begun canceling any spam with this error - neither the URL nor the
orginator the the spam are notified or added to any list. It saves me lots
of time and I will now consider SC more of an anti-spam filter than a
method to reduce global spam until this bug is fixed. The fact is that if
everone did what I have started to do, SC would indeed fix it immediately,
so I know I am doing the right thing, even if it is not very effective.
After all, if the SC parser breaks when finding a URL, how can I trust
that it found the right reporting address for the spam itself? Yes I know
that's very sarcastic, but it's also true.
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