What is SpamCop.net?
SpamCop.net is a comprehensive service offering something for everyone in the fight against spam
. In this case, COP stands for Citizen On Patrol. SpamCop Reporters patrol their mailboxes and report the spam
has the following component Services and Systems:
- The reporting service allows you to file complaints with appropriate administrators about spam.
- These reports generate statistics that are fed to the Blocking Service, automatically keeping it up to date.
- The Blocking Service in turn helps the Mail Service filter spam from reaching subscriber inboxes.
- Data developed in this process are also used by other ISPs / software to manage/filter incoming e-mail.
An alternative view suggests the analogy of a Credit Reporting Agency;
SpamCop works exactly like the credit reporting agencies, and since most people understand how that works.
- SpamCop = Credit Reporting Agency
- SpamCop Users = Various Financial Entities that report credit info
- ISP using the SpamCopBL to handle incoming email = Dealership using credit report information to decide whether or not to give you the car loan
Also see: SpamCopHistory
for additional information about SpamCop
Where to get Help
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) www.spamcop.net hyperlinked (Original)∞
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) single-page access (much expanded)∞
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Knowledgebase view - (in the process of creation)
Forum (primarily user-to-user support)∞
- (actually dead now due to lack of tool update to match the forum application changes)
Newsgroup Archive information and links∞
Newsgroup Server(NNTP) (primarily user-to-user support)
SpamCop Parsing & Reporting Server Status∞
Portal Page entrance to the whole thing! ∞
The above resources will answer most needs for information and guidance in the SpamCop world. However, for those burning questions which remain, by all means post to the peer-to-peer Forums
(that's what they're for) but please heed the following before you do, to ensure you (and the rest of us) get the maximum benefit.
Read at least one of these following entries prior to posting your query, complaint, rant, whatever. Failure to note the basic concepts may result in getting an answer that you'd probably rather not see/read!
- How-to Post a Question - Short∞
- Forum Use, General Intro - not so short∞
- How To Ask Questions The Smart Way - long/off-site∞
- (not SpamCop.net affiliated - just a heck of an explanation of the obvious) Note their Disclaimer!!!
If any/all of this existing pile of resources doesn't resolve the issue, answer the question, make you happy, then there is the option to directly contact the extremely small handfull of overworked SpamCopStaff
For an issue with the Parsing & Reporting / Blocking List systems;
How do I contact a SpamCop Representative?∞
For an issue with a SpamCop Filtered E-Mail Account;
SpamCop Email System Homepage∞
- or use the "Problem" link in the webmail interface menu
New ways to connect with SpamCop as of March 2010
Kelly Molloy, a member of the SpamCop official staff
, has created two new ways to keep in touch with SpamCop
by creating two new official social networking sites; one on FaceBook and one on Twitter. It is too early to tell just how affective they may be, but for those of you how would like to give them a try, see the following links:
The new social networking sites were announced on the SpamCopForum
on March 15 and March 17 2010
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