DRSpalding Posted March 5, 2013 Share Posted March 5, 2013 The following spam report, http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z5471444841z7...73565a0fd8a2efz shows only one of the three unique t.co URLs in the spam message. This format of spam always seems to befuddle the parser and it only shows one, in this case, http://t.co/OvSpFPrg while missing the other two. It does not seem to be consistently the first, second, or third link in the spam that is pulled out for reporting either. Is this something known or can it be solved? As an aside, I know that SpamCOP doesn't want to go near detecting redirected URLs, but I would gladly pay the price in time to have SpamCOP actually do what I do manually using "wget --spider" to follow the redirects on sites such as t.co, lnkd.in, goo.gl, and bit.ly, et al. I then have a listing of the redirect chain like this: http://t.co/OvSpFPrg --> http://lnkd.in/mZyUMs --> http://www.linkedin.com/slink?code=mZyUMs --> http://naift.com/mls/index.php --> /stealth/ That I can then include in additional reports to Linked In for instance in this case. I generally don't bother with the final target but if SpamCOP could do it as an option, it would be helpful. I am seeing at least 50% of the URLs in the spam I handle using t.co, lnkd.in, goo.gl, or bit.ly separately or in tandem now and I get the feeling that Twitter doesn't care enough to nuke them. I have checked previously reported shortened URLs and they still successfully redirect to their targets. LinkedIn has been more proactive, but they don't get notified by default if it is a t.co shortened URL in the spam redirected to them. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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