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I use SpamAssassin's reporting feature to send all my junk (after verification) to SpamCop on a daily basis - however, this means I get dozens and dozens of replies from SpamCop saying that the mails were accepted. I don't use the links in the mails, I just log in to the site and click through the unreported spam until it's all gone. Is there a way to get it to only email me back if there were errors? Or should I just not be sending whole mailboxes of spam? None of it is more than 24 hours old.

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I think this is the nature of reporting via Email. Each report simply confirms that the processing is completed and a report is now ready to send.

I don't think there is any way to avoid the reports - although I'm sure someone will shout up if I am wrong.

If you really do intend to simply go to the website every day and complete the reporting process without using the links in the Emails then I'd set up a filter in your mail program to divert all the reporting Emails from spamcop to a folder for subsequent deletion.

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Andrew

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I don't use the links in the mails, I just log in to the site and click through the unreported spam until it's all gone. Is there a way to get it to only email me back if there were errors?

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If you aren't following up with the replies that you get from SpamCop, then you aren't actually reporting anything. SpamCop is a tool that automatically does some digging to find out who needs to be notified about sources of spam, but it still requires a little human intervention to make sure it works right. Those links enable you to take a final look at the junk mail and essentially say "Yes! This is spam, now go hit Scott Richter in the head with a bat!" If SpamCop was 100% automatic then it would be easier to use, but the error rate would go through the roof since people would lose that last chance to make sure they aren't reporting non-spam mail by accident. Yes, it's a pain, but there's no rule that says you have to report each and every piece of spam that you get. I report everything that gets past my filters and then do more if I have time. If you only have time to report five or ten then just report those and delete the rest. Anything is better than nothing, which is what you're doing now.

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He did not say he did not follow up and actually report the spam. He said he does not use the email for that purpose.

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IMO the time is gone that one can just rely on reporting spam

Nowadays one has to armor plate their email address and the best Amor plating is the one provided by a SpamCop email account.

This allows all spam that is in your spam (held) folder is easily reported in one click of your mouse.

To do it other ways is becoming labour intensive Although I still reserve this method for spam I find offensive or problematic. For me very little spam gets to my inbox. Also with zero false positives going to my Very Easy Reporting (VER) folder.

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This doesn't resolve the problem he (and I) have. Even with my spamcop email address I still get 10-20 spam a day that make it through the filter.

I don't have his problem as I typically forward most of them at once, but it does seem like we should have the option to turn off that notification email.

Like Torne, I never use the email link to report it. I log in and use the "Report spam" tab to report spam that I've forwarded.

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This doesn't resolve the problem he (and I) have.  Even with my spamcop email address I still get 10-20 spam a day that make it through the filter.

I don't have his problem as I typically forward most of them at once, but it does seem like we should have the option to turn off that notification email.

Like Torne, I never use the email link to report it.  I log in and use the "Report spam" tab to report spam that I've forwarded.

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Rarely does spam get to my inbox.

Your blacklist and Whitelist if used intelligently also become effective spam tools, for instance a lot of spam in e-mail address has/ends in "cn" or "br" as well as "hotmail" "msn" having these in your blacklist acts as a filter. Specific addresses from "cn", 'br" etc can be in your whitelist which overrides the blacklist. In your white list you can also have specific domains like "xtra.co.nz" which allows all e-mail regardless in the 'from" address to pass. If becomes problematic you can easily remove it.

As you have a SpamCop address I suggest you also setup an imap connection with your email client. This makes it easy to shift spam with your mouse to your VER folder for reporting and even whitelisting. (There is no need to have the IMAP set-up polled)

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This doesn't resolve the problem he (and I) have.  Even with my spamcop email address I still get 10-20 spam a day that make it through the filter.

I don't have his problem as I typically forward most of them at once, but it does seem like we should have the option to turn off that notification email.

Like Torne, I never use the email link to report it.  I log in and use the "Report spam" tab to report spam that I've forwarded.

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...But Andrew's reply 21410[/snapback] does resolve the problem, right?

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I use SpamAssassin's reporting feature to send all my junk (after verification) to SpamCop on a daily basis - however, this means I get dozens and dozens of replies from SpamCop saying that the mails were accepted. I don't use the links in the mails, I just log in to the site and click through the unreported spam until it's all gone. Is there a way to get it to only email me back if there were errors? Or should I just not be sending whole mailboxes of spam? None of it is more than 24 hours old.

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If you send multiple spam messages at once (multiple attachments to a single message) you get a single message in response (spamassassin doesn't let you do that, alas..)

you could also use something like procmail or the like to filter the spamcop responses into a distinct mailbox..

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