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Another newbie here, but please be patient, I'm a fast learner. Here's my problem.

I've been getting 8-20 junk e-mails per day, everything from porn, pills, mortgage, loans and software, and I really can't take it anymore. Today I became a member of SpamCop and I tried to forward today's bogus e-mails for review, but every response I received back from SpamCop said this. "SpamCop encountered errors while saving spam for processing:

SpamCop could not find your spam message in this email:"

Any help would be appreciated, and thanks in advance.

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Thanks for the info. Merlyn, but I seem to have figured out the problem.......

Outlook users please note:

The parsing code in SpamCop was recently tightened up in response to spammer exploits, meaning in order for spam to be parsed completely and correctly, the body of the message must match the types and content listed in the header. For example if the headers says:

Content-Type: multipart/alternative;


then the message body must match this.

Unfortunately, Microsoft in their infinite wisdom has chosen their own proprietory method of handling messages in all Outlook versions from Outlook 97 through Outlook 2003 Beta. Outlook does not store in any way, shape or form, the original message source. It stores the original header, and it stores the message body and attachments in its own format.

This means it is not possible to present any multipart, alternative or html messages to SpamCop in a way that SpamCop can properly parse the message. The result is that SpamCop will scan and parse the message header, but will not scan the mesaage body for links to report.

SpamCop now offers a workaround for outlook. The main spam submission form has an "outlook/eudora workaround".

Thanks for the quick response. :D

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