hank Posted August 30, 2017 Share Posted August 30, 2017 The Preferences says: Quote Become a "mole" - Don't even send reports (mostly pointless) ... It has become painfully obvious that spammers are able to identify your email address by using tracking codes - even after SpamCop's attempts to munge them. It has also become plain that even the largest and most well-respected ISPs forward complaints intact to the accused. In response, we now offer the ability to send reports silently. These reports are not emailed and are not available to anyone but SpamCop administrators and will not be shared (except as aggregate counts). So -- the real point of reporting is to inform the blocklist process, right? I realize reporting doesn't reduce spam and in actual experience reporting usually validates the reporting email and produces a flood of more spam at first. But eventually my ISP, which uses the Spamcop blocklist, starts accumulating the spam (e.g. from "qq.com" to firstname.lastname@example.org, automatically forwarded to my ISP) And the spam ends up in my ISP's graymail folder. So seems to me that's the point of using the "mole" approach -- not validating the email address being used to report the spam, but still informing the blocklist. Or rather informing the "SpamCop administrators" who presumably are updating the blocking list -- aren't they? Is there still someone doing that, and is this how it's being done? Can anyone clarify why Spamcop calls the "mole" reporting "mostly pointless" in the Preferences explanation of that option? What's not the point here about this? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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