scuser627

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  1. Again thanks to everyone who responded. I've been using computers since the mid 1970s and have myself designed systems that have had widespread use, so I am not exactly a newbie. Nevertheless adopting quick reporting appears to require more setup time, effort, and risk than I am willing to invest. Also it is still not clear to me exactly what I am supposed to DO when reviewing suggested reports, for years every suggested report seemed reasonable and I just press report. If the review is to be meaningful there should be clear documentation somewhere on what to look for. I've taken up Cedders suggestion to load browser windows in parallel and then click the links for reporting. The click responses are now instant versus the long pauses in my initial approach. I now have 5 times as much clicking per spam but will consider this a benefit as strong wrists have other uses. There is now less idle time for me to cuss out the system. And Cedders approach is free, I don't have to log in and my SpamCop account is not charged. I must say though, this is the first online system I've seen where the free version is easier to use than the paid version.
  2. Thanks for your replies. "forward multiple emails so that you only get one back from SpamCop with all the reporting links" - it is not apparent how to do this, I always get back separate individual emails for every spam reported. Your suggestion does convert the browser delay from serial into parallel and is a good idea which I will try, thank you. But this still does not reduce the clicking time which can be large when there is a lot of spam. Regarding "quick reporting", the related documentation seems over 10 years old! Does anyone actually use quick reporting these days and does it still work? The documentation has cautions about self reporting, is that still a real risk with quick reporting? At some point the cure is worse than the disease and filtering becomes preferable to reporting. Thanks again for your responses.
  3. Sorry but I am not seeing an option for that ("quick" reporting) in the Reporting Preferences screen. Is there a link describing how to set this up please? Thanks.
  4. How about your wrist speed? Wouldn't you prefer to be able to report the same amount of spam in a single click on the site??
  5. First off thank you to the volunteers who keep SC running, and thank you to anyone taking the time to read my rant, yes we are all volunteers in this, thank you. There are no signs of malware on my system other than spamcop requiring twice as many clicks as it would with a more efficient design. I am running on 2 yr old hardware with private brand antivirus/antispyware and it is up to date. My connection today is a 3M DSL with ping 19ms, 2.8M down, 0.46 up, and yes I could throw money at this problem by buying a faster connection but that is not the point of my rant. EVERY paid user using spamcop appears to be clicking at least twice as many times as they would on a more efficiently designed system, and it seems to me that spamcop is contributing excess email by generating reports that are often not needed for many users. If necessary I will keep suffering with the current system design, and chalk it up to wrist exercise, but it sure seems to me that the two tweaks in the spamcop system design I am requesting would make life a bit more efficient for all of us. Thanks again for your time spent reading and thinking about my rant.
  6. Yes, before posting this rant I looked at Preferences | Report Handling Options, but did not notice any settings to reduce the confirmation emails from spamcop to the reporting user, nor to speed up nor batch the report submissions.
  7. I've been a paid spamcop user on and off for awhile. Recently I've been spending too darn much time reporting spam, much reported as being associated with myvirpus.com , and want the SpamCop reporting system improved please. Roughly 4 times a day, I notice 10 spams in my Outlook junk folder. I scan them to make sure they are really spam, select all, and click SpamGrabber to report them. A few minutes later I get ten emails from SpamCop notifying me they have been received and processed. These emails are unnecessary. Then I visit the spamcop website and the time consuming process begins. Click "Report Now". Wait for browser. Reverify spam. Click "Send spam Report(s) Now". Wait for browser. Click "Report Now". Wait for browser. Reverify spam. Click "Send spam Report(s) Now". Wait for browser. Click "Report Now". Wait for browser. Reverify spam. Click "Send spam Report(s) Now". Wait for browser. Click "Report Now". Wait for browser. Reverify spam. Click "Send spam Report(s) Now". Wait for browser. Click "Report Now". Wait for browser. Reverify spam. Click "Send spam Report(s) Now". Wait for browser. Click "Report Now". Wait for browser. Reverify spam. Click "Send spam Report(s) Now". Wait for browser. Click "Report Now". Wait for browser. Reverify spam. Click "Send spam Report(s) Now". Wait for browser. Click "Report Now". Wait for browser. Reverify spam. Click "Send spam Report(s) Now". Wait for browser. Click "Report Now". Wait for browser. Reverify spam. Click "Send spam Report(s) Now". Wait for browser. Click "Report Now". Wait for browser. Reverify spam. Click "Send spam Report(s) Now". Wait for browser. This repeats 4 times each day and 365 days each year, cumulatively taking hours and days out of my life. My suggestions are as follows: * Since I've already verified that 10 spams are to be reported, allow me to click only once per visit on a button to "Report all 10 spams" * If the above proposal is not possible, at least cut my reporting time in half by requiring only one click and browser refresh per spam instead of two clicks per spam. * Allow me to turn off the report acknowledgement emails I am receiving, or even make no emails the default, I don't need them and for my use they waste time and resources. Thanks for considering my feedback and suggestions.