DCSmooth Posted September 3, 2004 Share Posted September 3, 2004 Several days ago, almost all of my spam stopped to my Hotmail account. The reason, I don't know, maybe all my SpamCop reports finally had an effect, but regardless I'm very happy! It appears that only one spammer has gotten messages to me since that time. This lone spammer is sending me one nearly identical Cialis ad each day, which I've been reporting to SpamCop. However, this spammer always spells everything using non-conventional letters. For example, in place of the "C" in cialis the spammer will use the copyright symbol, and in place of the "a" he/she will use a letter a with two dots over it. (I believe the latter is called an "umlaut", but I could be wrong.) When I run a spam with these non-conventional letters through Spamcop, only the very few conventional letters that the spammer used will appear on my parsed report, and all the rest appear - at least on my screen - as question marks within a black diamond. http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z640572719z43...eab74513ca7927z My questions: (1) Does this mean the recipients of my SpamCop report can take no action on the spammer, since from the few remaining letters it is difficult or impossible to discern the intention of the message? In other words, are reports composed mostly of the question-mark-black-diamonds useless? (2) If #1 is true, then has SpamCop addressed the unconventional letter issue? Thanks in advance, DC Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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