[SpamCop-List] Re: someone using my address - what to do...
MikeE at ster.invalid
Wed Jun 29 19:52:43 EDT 2005
J G wrote:
> Apparently someone picked up my email address and is sending out spam
> with it.
Perhaps you mean that a spam bounced to you because the bounce was
misdirected to your address because it appeared in the From of the spam.
Or perhaps you should describe what you mean.
> Just started to report w/o munging yest and I think I got picked up.
Reporting without mungeing isn't 'so bad' or likely to cause you any
> How and where to present this and stop it, please.
If you are concerned, it might be useful for you to describe your
problem adequately. If there is some particular piece of mail which you
have received that concerns you, put it into the parser as if it were a
spam and parse it. When you get the tracking url, which appears like
Here is your TRACKING URL - it may be saved for future reference:
Copy that tracker, cancel the report, and past the tracker in here.
You can also 'pre-munge' any personal address if you need to. A tracker
for a cancelled report can be munged liberally.
> If I do a parse and but don't send it yet, will the id # be in the
> system for someone to access?
If you do a parse, in the beginning the tracker like I have posted above
is 'live' because it has been neither sent nor cancelled. No one has
received anything, but if you post the tracker, anyone can click 'send'.
You shouldn't post live trackers. If you parse a mail, even one which
isn't a spam, you can copy its tracker, cancel the report, and paste the
tracker here and then anyone can see the entire mail.
kibitzer, not SC admin
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