jondaley Posted April 8, 2009 Share Posted April 8, 2009 I almost didn't send the report when I saw spamcop had grabbed out a BBC.uk URL, since presumably they wouldn't be spamming, but I didn't think about it long enough and just clicked send anyway. I heard back from the bbc folks today saying that "they have no control over email they didn't send", which is quite reasonable - and as the spammer was linking to a legitimate story about a rich guy who died (and therefore I should claim all of his money...) there isn't anything for the BBC to do. I am not sure how to prevent spamcop from reporting them, except for making them manually click on the thing that says "ISP is not interested in receiving reports for this URL", which hopefully they only have to do once and isn't too burdensome for legitimate ISPs. However, why I am posting here is that the parser changed a working URL into a broken one, so the report actually contained a URL that the spammer didn't send... The spammer sent: http://newswww.bbc.net.uk/2/hi/uk_news/eng...ire/4537663.stm And the BBC report included: http://www.bbc.net.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england...ire/4537663.stm Actually, there happened to be a carriage return after the http:// which maybe is what caused the problem. But, anyway, the BBC guy was confused as to why he was getting a report about an invalid URL when the spammer actually sent a valid one. Relevant spam reports: * 4012674023 ( http://www.bbc.net.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/oxfo... ) * 4012674018 ( http://www.bbc.net.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/oxfo... ) * 4012674011 ( 22.214.171.124 ) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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