moonbroth Posted June 25, 2004 Share Posted June 25, 2004 I guess this is a new feature request. In this forum post from Don in SpamCop Admin, we learn about the limitations of SpamCop's address munging: The "identity" that SpamCop obscures is the recipient's email address in the spam. Nothing else. The parse will remove the "To" and "For" addresses, and usually all the "Cc" addresses. If it finds the "To" address in the body text, it will munge it, too. The parse can't find email addresses that have been encoded in "remove" links or such, either in the headers, or in the body. For example, username[at]domain.com can be found, but username=domain.com is not a standard format and won't be munged. So sometimes when reviewing the body of a spam message I'm about to report, I see my identifying details in the body of the spam, and hesitate. Despite the munging, I'm about to submit a spam report containing my personal details. What to do? Well, usually I hit "Cancel" and discard that spam. :angry: What I'd like to do is hit a "Mole" button (next to the "Cancel" button?) and -- for that message only -- submit my report to the Spamcop bit-bucket and the blocking list database. As Don said in the post quoted above: Mole complaints feed our blocking list database, but no reports are sent out. The act of "sending" the report to devnull (trash) accomplishes our purposes. What I fear is that by hitting the "Cancel" button (to preserve my privacy, fend off crapfloods, avoid listwashing, etc.), I'm letting some of the most irritatingly intrusive spammers get away with it, and I'm not even adding them to the SpamCop Block List to help all the other users. Could this be done? (Does it happen already??) Have I expressed my suggestion clearly enough? Or is there some hitch I just don't see? Cheers, Nick Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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