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Hello!

I just activated a new spamcop e-mail account. I hope to help finish off as many spammers as possible.

However, I am having a problem with the spam forwarding. In the FAQS it says to forward spam as an attachment to the address provided on the welcome screen. I did not see this address, but thought it was the same as my spamcop.net account. I now know that is not correct.

Can you please advise what is the correct e-mail address to use for forwarding attachments?

Thank you,

BarryC

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Please search your email for "spam.spamcop.net" without quotes. The

address which contains that string is the address that you should be

emailing your attachments to. Once you have found that address, please

write it down or print it out up to 10 times, and do some the following

with the copies:

1. Tape it to the side of your monitor.

2. Tape it to the side of your computer

3. Place it under your keyboard.

4. Place it in your top desk drawer.

5. Place it in your wallet or purse.

6. Email it to yourself.

7. Place it in a safety deposit box or safe.

8. Give it to aparent or other trusted family member.

9. Place it behind the picture in the photograph of that family member on

your mantle or desk.

10. Have it tattooed to your forehead, from your left to your right

(backwards, so you can read it in the mirror). JUST KIDDING!

Please DO NOT POST IT HERE.

TIA

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:D

Jeff,

Thanks very much for your very fast reply! I found the address you are talking about and I tested it to make sure it works, and it works great.

This is now my FAVORITE e-mail address. It's gonna be taped and stored everywhere!

Now that you have helped me to understand the correct address to use, the reporting is super easy. All I have to do is forward, and then I never see the spam at all after that, only the notification that spamcop has already reported it to the appropriate ISPs and third parties for me. Cool. Awesome. That is exactly what I was looking for it to do.

Thanks,

Barry

PS. I am glad I signed up for the webmail account, it really is a great design and I like the many features. The system has a lot more features and the responsiveness is about three times faster than my other webmail account. At $30 per year, it's a fantastic value.

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Jeff,

Thanks very much for your very fast reply!  I found the address you are talking about and I tested it to make sure it works, and it works great.

Barry,

You're welcome.

This is now my FAVORITE e-mail address.  It's gonna be taped and stored everywhere!
Great!

All I have to do is forward, and then I never see the spam at all after that, only the notification that spamcop has already reported it to the appropriate ISPs and third parties for me.  Cool.  Awesome.  That is exactly what I was looking for it to do.
Not exactly. You still have to visit the URL in the reply, review the parsing for accuracy, and send the report.

PS.  I am glad I signed up for the webmail account, it really is a great design and I like the many features.  The system has a lot more features and the responsiveness is about three times faster than my other webmail account.  At $30 per year, it's a fantastic value.
If you are using an IMAP client like OE, you can just drag the spam into your Held Mail folder and report via a web interface. Please see "Jeff G.'s Guide to SpamCop Quick Reporting" at http://forum.spamcop.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=88 for more details on this. Edited by JeffG

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Jeff,

Thank you very much for the additional remarks. I tried all of what you said and I was able to setup my Outlook client with IMAP and it works just as you said it would. I can easily view headers in my Outlook held mail folder and drag and drop those as needed so that only spam is left in the held mail folder. It is quite easy to do it that way. I can also apply my Outlook mail processing rules with that approach and tha helps me to do a quick sort operation.

Afterward, I can go into the spamcop webmail, hit the select all checkbox and click on the report as spam link, and all the spams are effortlessly reported and moved automatically to the deleted folder. Later I get the summary report for all the spams I reported at once. It really could not be much more effortless than that.

The other approach I was speaking about earlier, that one actually works too, but it only works with Outlook Express. The same approach doesn't work with Outlook. Because I use both e-mail clients daily, I have to deal with piles of spam in both. For the Outlook Express, if I do forward the offending--and I emphasize the **OFFENDING** part-- spam as an attachment to that e-mail address you recommended in your first reply, a little time goes by, not long, and I get an e-mail in my spamcop.net inbox that has the subject line "SpamCop Quick Reporting Data." When I open that e-mail it will sometimes say in there "Yum, this spam is fresh!" I LOVE that remark! Progress is good. Near the bottom of the e-mail it will say something like "spam report id axdyfz2tq sent to: abuse[at]spamfoolheadquarters.com." There may be a few lines like that indicating all the addresses where the spam report was sent.

It's cool because I can also go and look at the saved reports on the web also, but I need do nothing further on those that I forward as an attachment from Outlook Express.

A W E S O M E

Free at last, free at last!

Kind Regards,

Barry

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