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  1. I keep reporting to spamcop but have also now started doubling up with abuseipdp.com. I started looking up who owns the entities that show up in the properties portion when I report to spamcop, then in the one field for reporting to spamcop where we can enter one more recipient I add whoever is hosting the site or the abuser.
  2. FYI

    Life can be a drag at times
  3. The decoded body of the email goes into the bottom area, not the top. The properties of the email go into the top.
  4. I am a novice computer user, but I do use it for work. I also have more than one email account. I tend to see a pattern of the type and origination point of certain spam emails and I would just delete like crazy. I started reporting each and everyone to SpamCop and would actually see an increase in spam, making me want to just stop reporting and go back to deleting. However, i kept at it. After about a week or so (I was not formally tracking anything) a HUGE drop in spam occurred. I have no explanation for this (NOVICE - emphasized). I love to guess. I am guessing that though I may not communicate directly with a spammer, they or their host get to see who is creating the spam report and that source gets dumped into the spam pool that seemingly exists out there, hence the initial increase. But I have now gone from about 30-40 spams to maybe 2 or 3 right now. So, further guessing, as servers get blocked they actually do something about it! Plus, perhaps the spammers maintain their own database on who reports them consistently?? I do not care what the reason is, it seems to work. I think that would be a good poll, how many find that reporting and having patience works? thanks! gary
  5. One thing is never click on most spam "unsubscribe" offers.
  6. I am not a spam expert like the people who run this site, but I too notice an increase but then a sudden drop-off. I have heard that when a report is made OUR information is made available but we can never get THEIR information. So, my personal opinion is they use our information up until their hosting server is blocked due to complaints. I think that ultimately, you too will see a drop, I sure hope so anyway, otherwise this would be a pointless exercise.
  7. All she was asking was for someone to know her better, you may have crushed a person's feelings. I have over 3000 close friends made this way.... really
  8. Maybe the third S is for emphasis?
  9. Sadly, the half they have is, for the most part, dead or diseased, but yes, nice effort.
  10. I am the least technically competent person on here, but typing in the words "automate spam reporting" (without the quotation marks) actually yielded a lot of results related to spamcop. I checked out a couple, one to automate Apple based email and one to automate outlook. You probably have the ability to implement one that works for you. I feel for your being inundated with the spam and I hope you succeed in at least getting removed form their email database
  11. WOW! Thank you for the info. How can we receive the files to look at them? Not that I will understand them, but it sounds interesting to look at. Can blocking be pursued based on the host of the website that is referenced?
  12. Who is that? I know my spam has shot up from burst.net hosted sites, is one person the primary source?
  13. ...Hm, I've never seen that (but I'm no expert!) -- I hope you are looking at a true FCC offer! ...Others have suggested that the FCC only gets involved if it is clear that there are very large dollars of losses involved in the spam activity and that suggestion seems to be supported by the information we've seen about the (very small number of) actual actions taken against spammers. Hi, daveb, ...Thanks, X (keeping my fingers crossed)! <g> Their site says "There is no charge for filing a complaint. You can file your complaint using an online complaint form. You can also file your complaint with the FCC’s Consumer Center by calling 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY; faxing 1-866-418-0232; or writing to: " gary Edit by SteveT (turetzsr): added to top the post to which I was replying so that my reply is in context.
  14. YES! Maybe 8 to 10 per day. I finally started faxing the reports to them, but I think they banned my number after two days.
  15. They do seem to come in waves, don't they? But, it stands to reason if we are successful in getting servers blocked, spammers just move on to other servers. I was sorta hoping they would compile a list of those who report them and take us off their list. Latest for me is a couple of hundred spams over a two week period through burst.net servers. I doubt we are ever stopping their emails for more than the time it takes them to open a new hosting account.