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That's entirely up to their service provider (who receives the report) Larry. One would imagine that if there has been wilful breach of the terms of service then the offending party is liable to have their account closed by that service provider. Providers are NOT supposed to pass on the report to that offending party and the SC deputies will stop providing them if it is apparent that the reports are ending up with the spammers. Increasingly there are people with compromised machines who wouldn't even know they are being used to send spam until SC reports are filed - one would hope the ISP would assist such people by alerting them to the infection. The ISP is (ideally) concerned to reduce internet abuse, concerned about their reputation and concerned about inconvenience to other users of their network should they have IP addresses on the SCbl, particularly mail servers (which sometimes happens).

The reports you cause to be sent are intended as a courtesy to the ISP and to give early warning if they care to make use of them to stop the flow of spam by whatever means they choose. As an individual reporter, you will probably be but one of a number filing reports. No individual reporter can cause an IP address to be listed, some ISPs will know that.

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That's entirely up to their service provider (who receives the report) Larry. One would imagine that if there has been wilful breach of the terms of service then the offending party is liable to have their account closed by that service provider. Providers are NOT supposed to pass on the report to that offending party and the SC deputies will stop providing them if it is apparent that the reports are ending up with the spammers. Increasingly there are people with compromised machines who wouldn't even know they are being used to send spam until SC reports are filed - one would hope the ISP would assist such people by alerting them to the infection. The ISP is (ideally) concerned to reduce internet abuse, concerned about their reputation and concerned about inconvenience to other users of their network should they have IP addresses on the SCbl, particularly mail servers (which sometimes happens).

The reports you cause to be sent are intended as a courtesy to the ISP and to give early warning if they care to make use of them to stop the flow of spam by whatever means they choose. As an individual reporter, you will probably be but one of a number filing reports. No individual reporter can cause an IP address to be listed, some ISPs will know that.

Many thanks for the information. I am kinda new at this but trying to do my part.

LarryB

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