[SpamCop-List] Re: Wondering about how SpamCop works
patty1515NOSPAM at gmail.com
Sun Apr 30 15:20:25 EDT 2006
On Sun, 30 Apr 2006 10:23:24 -0700, Mike Easter wrote:
> Mike Easter wrote:
>> Patty wrote:
>>> I work with a private mail list.
>>> we have a disgruntled member who evidently cannot figure out how
>>> to unsubscribe (which is posted in every email sent) so they are
>>> forwarding our emails to SpamCop and complaining about it being spam.
>> What you are describing is against the rules
>> It is even against the SC rules for a reporter to report actual spam
>> which is received via a mailing list
> That rule is covered here
> http://www.spamcop.net/fom-serve/cache/14.html -- On what type of email
> should I (not) use SpamCop? -- Spam sent to mailing lists -- Spam sent
> to mail lists/groups must not be reported using SpamCop except by the
> list owner.
> Additionally there is a faq entry specifically about unsubbing from
> subbed lists http://www.spamcop.net/fom-serve/cache/125.html --
> Unsubscribing from Existing Relationships
> That entry is more about lists which promote commercial products than
> informational mailing lists, but in any case reporters are not supposed
> to be reporting legitimate mailing lists.
> The other problem which is manifest by falsely reporting mailing lists
> and mentioned in the faq is that that method is *not* an effective way
> to unsub from a list, since the SC reporting process munges the To
> address of the item's recipient.
Well, all I know is it's happening. From what I've been told, the log
trace of the report to SC does not show exactly who it is just the domain
of that person (and we have many members using that domain), however the
spam being reported is just our regular members' messages that are being
posted to the list. That's why I'm wondering about SC, does no one there
check what's being reported as spam? If someone just read the message,
they would realize that it's just people talking about their health
condition and difficulties with it and it is not spam at all. Is there
anyway that SC can be notified of this situation? This had been going on
off and on for weeks now.
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