diltonm Posted May 12, 2012 Share Posted May 12, 2012 I was sent what is called a SPAMVERTISMENT by searchenginebanners.net trying to get me to use their service for my site McCOMSoft.com. I dutifully reported them using SpamCop but because I had "3rd Party Report Default" set in my Report Handling Preferences (I think this was why anyway), SpamCop sent an abuse email to my VPS hosting center Linode.com. If I'd caught this I would have not sent it. So I almost immediately got contacted by Linode to their credit but I quickly grew upset about the whole matter. Q) I've turned off that 3rd party option, will this prevent future incidents like this? Q) Why does SpamCop's email parser not have the smarts to see that a URL is the victim in an email and not the participant? EDIT: I've taken the action of adding my host using SpamCop's mailhosts tab. I report spam using the web interface at SpamCop so I don't even know if this is related but I'm hoping it will help prevent this type of problem from occurring in the future. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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