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tinyurl parsing

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I've been reporting a lot of spam lately that uses sites like bit.ly and tinyurl.com to obfuscate links.

 

I think it would be a good idea for spamcop to keep a list of such "url shortening services" and (automatically or on request by the reporter) dereference them into the links they point to.

 

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I do second that (a year later) with an addition to test the get headers of links for 302 redirects and report the whole redirection chain to their respective ISPs/abuse desks

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Do keep in mind that the link in the body of spam, websites that are spamertized, are the lowest priority task for the parser.

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