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  1. I'm getting the following result after reporting, however, my receiving email address (gmail) is already registered. Not sure if there's anything I can do next. spam is incoming from an apparently legitimate local source business on an account I never give out. No idea how they got it, no way to unsubscribe, really want to burn the guy. Feel free to relocate if I posted in wrong section.
  2. I'm back. The old computer died, and I completely forgot to get my custom scri_pt off the backup drive, so I am starting over (back a few steps). I reinstalled the scri_pt above, and now I am getting an error from Spamcop that I thought was fixed in the previous incarnation of the scri_pt: See sample report below: http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z5014485383z5...894e78d3ead746z Ok, what do I need to do? Thanks
  3. -[at]Wazoo: Seriously, I was TRYING on the quotes, sorry. -[at]Rconner: I try to keep my reporting ultra-simple, so I will avoid personal reports. -[at]Rconner: I hadn't heard of Knujon before, Thanks. -[at]Rconner: So should I change my scri_pt from "(This line added to ensure proper spam reporting.)" to something even more minimal like a " " or a "."?
  4. Yeah, I noticed it was skipping the URLs too. That's why I was wondering if setting the scri_pt to duplicate all the info might be a better answer. It sounds like my current scri_pt, doing minimal changes is more acceptable... P.S. I have now set up my mailhosts.
  5. Aha! Here's a new one. Got another "no-body" this morning. Processing fine by spamcop. I screenshotted it just in case, to prove I'm not loony. http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z2705043662zc...9dc5c6d8586648z Ohhh... As soon as I sent the spamcop report, reloaded the above link, it added this line: "Reports regarding this spam have already been sent:" and at first glance it LOOKS like it didn't process.
  6. Please feel free to kick me to the answers if they have been posted elsewhere and I missed them. I am trying to do the initial mailhosts setup. FYI, Mac OS X 10.5.6, Mail 3.5. 1. The "[at]mac.com" service I use is also "[at]me.com". My username at either domain shows up in the same inbox. So which do I set up if they are both technically the same service? Both? If both, which first? 2. I have two "Primary" POP email accounts, one "[at]mac.com" and one "[at]gmail.com". They each have their own inbox in the Mail app. There is no FWDing going on. I report spam to Spamcop from both, but I only registered the "[at]mac.com" with Spamcop. I think I understand that I need to set up both, but which do I do first? Thanks
  7. WTF? I know it worked, because that was the whole reason I was satisfied! I tried it again, but the spam is too old. I'll wait for the next one and try again. FYI, a spam-IN-body (normal spam) will still work with the scri_pt... if anybody didn't figure that out already. Idea: A colleague suggested that instead of adding two text breaks and my "(This line added to ensure proper spam reporting.)", that I set the scri_pt to add two text breaks and then DUPLICATE the original contents of the spam. That way I haven't technically added anything other than the text breaks. How does that sound? I set them to "immediate", so we'll see how that works. I didn't catch what they were before I changed them. Finally checked it. They are exactly the same. I joined YEARS ago, so I don't think I did. Crud, it looks like I need help with that too: http://forum.spamcop.net/forums/index.php?...f=7&t=10170
  8. Odd, Spamcop forum didn't notify me that anyone had responded yet... I'll have to catch up on those later. Update: I received a fresh no-body spammy-spam today. I ran the original scri_pt and it did not fix the problem. I ran a modified version of the scri_pt, and it worked just as expected: http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z2695227880zc...f0773d223c8b30z I think I am satisfied with the result now. I will probably make two copies, one each for [at]mac and [at]gmail, both will also go to Spamcop, and to that FTC.gov address. scri_pt as follows: -added lots of instructions -switched to BCC -added the 'add two breaks and note to end of the file'
  9. -I added something that would not run afoul of the Spamcop rules, but it was so late lastnight, I don't remember what it was. -Regarding [at]mac.com fixing things, like I said, I'm not comfortable giving them feedback on the technical details, but I still report the spam "fwd as attach..." and add a note about the spam strangeness in layman's terms. I honestly think that's the best way to get them to deal with it anyway. Usually, if I don't include a note, the report would be bounced. -Oooh, can you post your mod scri_pt? -Regarding examining the mail, you lost me at "spool"... -Regarding does this scri_pt eliminate the "no-body" issue, I already deleted the original spam, so I will try with the next one. -You lost me at "Mail Host Configuration features"... Moderator Edit: way too much stuff being "quoted" .. edited out bunches of stuff to conserve both vertical and disk space.
  10. -I was trying to avoid the copy paste route, but I will try adding breaks the next time I get one. I have already deleted to most recent "no-body" spam. -Actually, I DID have to make changes (add text) when I copied/pasted to report. -Fantastic. That link/scri_pt should be added into the FAQ. I looked for exactly that and had only seen one for Eudora (if I recall correctly). -The scri_pt does what it's supposed to do. I guess now I will work on modifying the scri_pt to add some sort of innocuous text to every submittal to address the "no-body" error. -I'm not "Mr. scri_pt", but I added some more info to that post to help other users install and run the scri_pt. -You're already over my head with your analytics... -No corruption. I get the EXACT same sort of thing about once a week, always same issue, looks like it's from the same sender. None of my other email ever has this issue. I disk-utilitied-permission/disk-repaired just to be thorough. -I don't feel comfortable reporting the details of the issue to mac.com as I don't understand it myself. However, I AM reporting all spam received via their servers to the mac.com reporting address, so hopefully they have picked up on the issue themselves.
  11. Helpful Info for Newbies This scri_pt appears to still work fine as of Mac OS X 10.5.6, with Mail 3.5. To Install: 1. Copy the code provided. 2. Open "scri_pt Editor.app" on your HD. It should be located 'HD/Applications/Applescript/scri_pt Editor.app'. 3. Paste it into the top half of the window. 4. Make any necessary changes as detailed above (Your Spamcop reporting email, etc.) 5. Hit the "Compile" button. 6. Pull down 'File>Save as', file format should be 'scri_pt', do not 'hide extension' (good practice). 7. Save into 'HD/Library/Scripts/Mail Scripts/' (good practice). Initial Setup To Use: (my method) 1. Open "ApplescriptUtility.app" on your HD. It should be located 'HD/Applications/Applescript/ApplescriptUtility.app'. 2. 'Check' the box 'show scri_pt menu in menu bar'. 3. Quit *This should add the 'scri_pt' icon/menu to your menu bar. You will not need to do this again unless you accidentally remove the icon/menu.* To Use In Mail: (my method) 1. Select spam message(s). 2. Pull down the 'scri_pt' menu/icon in the menubar, and select your scri_pt. 3. Once it's done running, send.
  12. Using: Mac OS X 10.5.6, Mail 3.5 [at]mac.com and [at]gmail.com email accounts Spamcop reporting service Typical Procedure: from Apple's email client "Mail", I choose "Forward As Attachment" and send it to my unique Spamcop reporting address. *Normally this works fine* Problem/Question (concise): How do I add text to "no-body" spam if I report it using the "Forward As Attachment" command? Problem/Question (detailed): Recently I have been receiving poorly coded spam, and the body of the email appears empty. When I look into the headers, I can see the typical spam 'phrases' and 'websites'. Spamcop processes the submission and says "No body text provided, check format of submission. spam must have body text.". I understand this error, and the Spamcop suggestion to fix this is to "...add some text like 'No body included...'" (see http://forum.spamcop.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=122). However, I cannot figure out how I can still use my typical procedure of "Forward As Attachment" (the method that Spamcop accepts) if I need to add text. Suggestions? I am trying to keep the process as streamlined/fast as possible. Sample "no-body" spam processing error: http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z2690512304zd...99586638847952z Laborious Workaround: Currently, I have to reveal all headers, copy all, login to Spamcop, paste a report, add text, submit.
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