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Can I stop getting the reports?

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I get a lot of spam and report it, but is there a way to stop getting the email generated from the reports? I get about 20 of those every day.

Thanx

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If you are refering to the report that states that SpamCop as received the message(s) and that they are ready for processing, the answer is no.

Some people actually like them (I don't). you can minimize them by forwarding as attachment multiple spams per email - you will receive one report of each email sent. Or you can filter the reports to kept them out of your inbox.

There is a flag that can be set that would accomplish the purpose, but unfortunately a user can only turn it off (not on). It gets automaticly set when emails bounce back as being undeliverable.

This is actually a fairly common question. If you are interested in looking, you will find several others who have asked the same thing.

PS remember, if you ignore the reports and do not finish the reporting process, then you have actually NOT reported anything at all. It is a multi step process.

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PS remember, if you ignore the reports and do not finish the reporting process, then you have actually NOT reported anything at all. It is a multi step process.

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Finish the reporting? I click report as spam, then I empty my trash. If that ain't enough, then I am just going to start deleting the spam and not bother with the report button. I never heard this before. I have a full paid email account with Spamcop, not just the reporting part.

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I click report as spam, then I empty my trash...I have a full paid email account with Spamcop, not just the reporting part.

In that case, then the answer to your question is:

You're supposed to review the contents of those "SpamCop Quick reporting data" messages to be sure that your reports didn't inadvertently go to your own email provider, which can happen sometimes. When I receive them, I search for all the "sent to:" strings, or simply do a search for my provider's name, then I archive the reports (but you're welcome to delete them). I report items in batches, rather than one at a time (select multiple messages before clicking on "Report as spam").

If you're primarily interacting with your Spamcop mail via the webmail interface (it sounds as if you are), then you might consider adding a Subject line filter on "SpamCop Quick reporting data" and have those messages delivered to a "SpamCop Reports" folder (you'd need to create the folder). You'd want to select "Apply filter rules upon logging on?" and/or "Apply filter rules whenever INBOX is displayed?" in your filter options.

DT

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Finish the reporting? I click report as spam, then I empty my trash. If that ain't enough, then I am just going to start deleting the spam and not bother with the report button. I never heard this before. I have a full paid email account with Spamcop, not just the reporting part.

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It depends on how you use SpamCop.

If you submit spam by forwarding from your email client you get a return mail telling you it's been accepted and you need to go back to the 'report spam' web-page in order to review and report each message. No reports are sent until you do this.

If you copy/paste into the web-form thenyou are presented with the parse and report button there and then.

If you use the 'quick report' option from the held-mail web-page then the spams are reported immediately without your getting the chance to review them. This is quite dangerous because you may report your own ISP or legitimate mail inadvertantly. Also, spamvertised links are not reported.

If you use the report as spam button from the web-mail interface it is the same as the 'quick report' option. i.e. dangerous and incomplete.

A better, more complete and safer way is to click the 'held mail' button and use the web interface to report, reviewing each one before reporting. No-one says you have to report every spam, just do what you have time for / pisses you off most / is the most recent etc. etc. Move any that the filters missed from your inbox to your heldmail box before doing this.

Frankly, IMNSHO, if you can't be bothered to check the reorts before sending you probably shouldn't be reporting at all.

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A better, more complete and safer way is to click the 'held mail' button and use the web interface to report, reviewing each one before reporting.

Just a moment...the behavior of the "Held Mail" button has recently been changed in the webmail interface. It used to take the user to the "Held Mail" reporting in the web reporting system, but now it simply displays the Held Mail folder index in the webmail system. I didn't see that distinction covered in your message, so I'm adding this clarification for people who eventually stumble upon this topic.

What I think you're suggesting is that the user log into the "www.spamcop.net" (or "mailsc.spapcop.net") and click on the "Held Mail" button there, then using one of the two "Queue for reporting" options on selected items from the list. This can also be accessed from within the webmail interface by clicking on the "Report spam" button at the top of the screen (which transports the user to http://mailsc.spamcop.net/), and then on the "Held Mail" button in the left-hand column.

It's true that Quick Reporting doesn't deal with the spamvertized URLs, but it does send reports to the spam sources and also helps to maintain the SpamCop DNSBl, so it's better than nothing...as long as you check to make sure you haven't reported your own email account to your ISP.

DT

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Just a moment...the behavior of the "Held Mail" button has recently been changed in the webmail interface. It used to take the user to the "Held Mail" reporting in the web reporting system, but now it simply displays the Held Mail folder index in the webmail system. I didn't see that distinction covered in your message, so I'm adding this clarification for people who eventually stumble upon this topic.

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Thank you, David, I didn't know that it had been changed, since switching to IMAP I now never use the web-mail interface (only ever did to empty trash) so I wouldn't notice the change in behaviour. Apologies to anyone I inadvertantly misled. :rolleyes:

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