OsakaWebbie Posted December 4, 2004 Share Posted December 4, 2004 I keep my email software (Becky! version 2) in a mode where HTML emails display the HTML source instead of formatting it, to prevent <img> requests from alerting spammers that I have "read" the mail. Normally that works great for reporting, also - the message view area of the software has a tab for plain text, a tab for HTML, and a tab for the header, so I use Spamcop's two-part reporting form and put the HTML source (or plain text if not an HTML message) in the email body field. But I just got a spam that is very tricky. In the plain text view it simply says, "denseness", and in the HTML source view it simply says, "glacial". How did they manage to get it to do that??? Even though the header appears to have the normal amount of information, Spamcop refuses to do anything with it because of the message body, saying the following: Parsing input: glacial host glacial (getting name) no name glacial is not a hostname glacial is not a hostname Cannot resolve glacial No valid email addresses found, sorry! So what do I do? I don't really want to turn on the HTML interpreter (although I am curious what it would show me) - if the creater of the mail was that tricky, who knows what they have programmed into their "invisible" HTML. I didn't realize that Spamcop required every spam's message body to contain an email address, but it apparently does. I suppose without either an email address or URL one wonders what the spammer wants to get from the recipient, but whether there's any action for gullible people to take or not, it's still spam. Please suggest a course of action - thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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