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"Forwarding" spam to my personal spamcop email address has never, ever worked


el_gallo_azul
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When I'm logged in to https://www.spamcop.net/, I usually report spam emails using the spamcop webform on that page.

Occasionally, I receive a message that the spam email couldn't be found from the full header, or some other reason that it could not be processed. The page says:

"Forward your spam to: submit.****************@spam.spamcop.net"

... which I have tried dozens of times over the years, but it has not worked once.

I tried it today, and then received an email from spamcop:

SpamCop AutoResponder <spamcop@devnull.spamcop.net>
Para:el_gallo_azul@yahoo.com
lun., 22 jun. a las 11:17
 
SpamCop encountered errors while saving spam for processing:
SpamCop could not find your spam message in this email:
 
Does forwarding an email actually work for anybody?
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On 6/22/2020 at 12:05 PM, petzl said:

Forward as ATTACHMENT might give results?

What does that mean?

Does it mean that, instead of forwarding the spam email, I:

1. "Print" the email to PDF? (or maybe copy the full header and paste it to a text file?); and

2. Save the new document; and

3. Create a new email, addressed to submit.****************@spam.spamcop.net; and

4. Attach the new document; and

5. Send an empty email with the new document attached to ****************@spam.spamcop.net?

This is a genuine question, as I'd really like to know how to go about it.

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3 hours ago, el_gallo_azul said:

What does that mean?
This is a genuine question, as I'd really like to know how to go about it.

Should be a option to "Forward as attachment " in your email

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I use Yahoo! Mail, since I want to be able to always access my email (irrespective of location and available hardware), and I can't find any "Forward as attachment" option.

Do you happen to know if "Forward as attachment" actually just attaches a text file of the full email header?

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On 6/23/2020 at 7:01 PM, el_gallo_azul said:

I use Yahoo! Mail, since I want to be able to always access my email (irrespective of location and available hardware), and I can't find any "Forward as attachment" option.

I don't see the "Forward as attachment" as an option in the webmail version.

On 6/23/2020 at 7:01 PM, el_gallo_azul said:

Do you happen to know if "Forward as attachment" actually just attaches a text file of the full email header?

That is basically what it is, so you can save the "raw message"  as a notepad txt file and then attach it to a new message.  Or else you can use something like the thunderbird email client that forward as an attachment.

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29 minutes ago, gnarlymarley said:

That is basically what it is, so you can save the "raw message"  as a notepad txt file and then attach it to a new message.  Or else you can use something like the thunderbird email client that forward as an attachment.

Thanks. It's an extra step, but I'll do that when I am not able to report on the Spamcop webpage, which is quite rare.

I won't use an email client.

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