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Recently I have been getting a lot of UCE that when I cut-n-paste the original message into the reporting web UI just returns a 'nothing to do'

 

Example of recent original below. I bolded the part that looks like it should be sending a report.

 

https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6572443596z451dd1d5510142e9b441eb428a9fcceez

 

Moderator~~ Sorry I missed this before.  I started to just mung the poster's email.  Then I started on all the other emails and links.  Spammers do crawl through this forum (who would have though?) an search engines do base ranking on number of links, among other things and we would not want to  help them out.

This is why a Tracking URL is the preferred way to reference received spam

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3 hours ago, mrpHil said:

Recently I have been getting a lot of UCE that when I cut-n-paste the original message into the reporting web UI just returns a 'nothing to do'

Works here. Please edit and replace your email address with a X spammer have BOT's that scrape for email addresses.
https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6572443596z451dd1d5510142e9b441eb428a9fcceez

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So I am dropping these into the web UI not forwarding them via e-mail.  So not sure what you mean by 'replace your e-mail address'.

Thanks for the help

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2 hours ago, mrpHil said:

So not sure what you mean by 'replace your e-mail address'.

I think he is asking you to replace your email address' in your original forum post above with the letter X.  You have delyani [at] gmail [dot] com strewn all over in the source of the email that you copy an pasted in the post.  I counted at least 10 references to your email.  BOTS will scrape this forum looking for email addresses and you could end up receiving more spam .

Edited: It's also recommended or a good practice to not dump the source headers and body of the spam email in your post on the forums. Most of the helpful folks on here just want to see the "tracking url" where they can see the source email in its entirety. Use Petzl's reply post as an example. He posted the Tracking URL.

Edited by nhraj700

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Good point...thanks

 

But I don't get an edit button for that comment

Edited by mrpHil

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21 minutes ago, mrpHil said:

But I don't get an edit button for that comment

There might only be a two hour window to allow an edit to the post from what I found in another posted question on this website.  It now might require an admin to edit your post.

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2 hours ago, nhraj700 said:

There might only be a two hour window to allow an edit to the post from what I found in another posted question on this website.

That edit button could also be based on either time signed up or amount of posts.  I have the edit button for some posts of mine in this forum going back to before June 8th.  I suspect a forum admin might be able to do it if you no longer have edit access when you are logged in.

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Sorry I missed this before.  I started to just mung the poster's email.  Then I started on all the other emails and links.  Spammers do crawl through this forum (who would have though?) an search engines do base ranking on number of links, among other things and we would not want to  help them out.

This is why a Tracking URL is the preferred way to reference received spam

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Thank you for taking care of that

I'm still getting a lot of reported UCE with nothing to do returned when submitted in the webUI

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2 hours ago, mrpHil said:

'm still getting a lot of reported UCE with nothing to do returned when submitted in the webUI

a current Tracking URL would be informative.

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Report spam to:

Re: 3.17.226.54 (Bounce)
To: abuse#amazonaws.com@devnull.spamcop.net (Notes)

You might try again.  There is a "Nothing to do" at the bottom, but when I login and look at the Tracking URL,  I see the above. It does devnull because of other messages to abuse{AT} have bounced.

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