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Hello - abuse@cloudflare.com receives the reports for tinyurl.com spam links, e.g. https://www.spamcop.net/sc?track=https%3A%2F%2Ftinyurl.com%2F , yet my searches with Google show that abuse should go to abuse@tinyurl.com -- is there a reason it's not using the abuse address?

Cloudflare seems to be ignoring reports (I report the same tinyurl links for weeks and they're still being used by spammers). Also, 

 

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5 hours ago, lartingyou said:

Hello - abuse[AT]cloudflare[DOT]com receives the reports for tinyurl.com spam links, e.g. https://www.spamcop.net/sc?track=https%3A%2F%2Ftinyurl.com%2F , yet my searches with Google show that abuse should go to abuse@tinyurl.com -- is there a reason it's not using the abuse address?

Cloudflare seems to be ignoring reports (I report the same tinyurl links for weeks and they're still being used by spammers). Also, 

 

Cloudfare is the abuse address listed for tiny URL so SpamCop is sending report to the listed address 
  abuse[AT]tinyurl[DOT]com seems correct but you will have to add it yourself to report.

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1 hour ago, petzl said:

Cloudfare is the abuse address listed for tiny URL so SpamCop is sending report to the listed address 
   abuse[AT]tinyurl[DOT]com seems correct but you will have to add it yourself to report.

This is because tinyurl[dot]com is hosting their services at cloudflare rather than at their own data center.

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1 hour ago, gnarlymarley said:

This is because tinyurl[dot]com is hosting their services at cloudflare rather than at their own data center.

When they do something for free that is what you get. 
For some reason I so-far/recently have not got spam shortened with tinyurl?
spammers use "bitly.com" instead? 
Maybe tinyurl are detected as probable spam?

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On 3/26/2021 at 8:23 PM, petzl said:

When they do something for free that is what you get. 
For some reason I so-far/recently have not got spam shortened with tinyurl?
spammers use "bitly.com" instead? 
Maybe tinyurl are detected as probable spam?

I have one piece of .RU spam "Are you looking for some fun dates?" that alternates between tinyurl and bitly whenever one or the other mole gets whacked.

I sent manual larts to abuse@tinyurl.com and one link got stopped for spam (it clearly says it when you visit the link, although I never got any ack on the larts, so I'm dubious which vector made it happen). There had been over 10 reports for the same URL sent to the cloudflare address over 2 weeks.

I'm trying again with a fresh link to see if it makes a difference. I can report back if it's useful.

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1 hour ago, lartingyou said:

sent manual larts to abusextinyurl.xom and one link got stopped for spam (it clearly says it when you visit the link, although I never got any ack on the larts, so I'm dubious which vector made it happen). There had been over 10 reports for the same URL sent to the cloudflare address over 2 weeks.

Suspect Tinyurl would automate blocking with no drumroll 
Cloudfare probably bit bin reports give this rhetoric in their auto-ack

Cloudflare is not a website hosting provider, and we cannot remove material from the Internet that is hosted by others.

 

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I tested the abuse@tinyurl.com link again today (without going through spamcop). They shut down the URL within one hour.

Shouldn't SpamCop's default address be abuse@tinyurl.com for those links? Sorry if this is the wrong forum (I should have asked in http://forum.spamcop.net/forum/39-routing-report-address-issues/ ?) I've been off this site for too long :)

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5 hours ago, lartingyou said:

I tested the abuse@tinyurl.com link again today (without going through spamcop). They shut down the URL within one hour.

Shouldn't SpamCop's default address be abuse@tinyurl.com for those links? Sorry if this is the wrong forum (I should have asked in http://forum.spamcop.net/forum/39-routing-report-address-issues/ ?) I've been off this site for too long :)

Could be tiny url don't want SpamCop reports?
Again zero reason needed for them to shut it down (if in doubt knock it out)
https://tiny.cc/terms

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23 hours ago, petzl said:

Could be tiny url don't want SpamCop reports?
Again zero reason needed for them to shut it down (if in doubt knock it out)
https://tiny.cc/terms

I'm not sure why you cite the terms of Tiny.cc -- Tinyurl.com is not the same system.

If abuse@tinyurl.com don't like reports, don't we usually see that in the spam processing report?

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On 4/1/2021 at 10:34 AM, lartingyou said:

Shouldn't SpamCop's default address be abuse@tinyurl.com for those links?

I believe that originally SpamCop was setup to report URLs to the ISP hosting the content.  They did this to avoid reporting directly to the spammers, who at the time, would setup they own domain and abuse address.  Reporting spam to the ISP, SpamCop appears to look up the IP the domain is pointing to at the time and report that IP to the ISP.

If we can trust the abuse of the domainname such as in this case, SpamCop should be able to report to the domain's abuse  address instead of to their hosting ISP.

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On 3/26/2021 at 10:49 AM, lartingyou said:

Hello - abuse@cloudflare.com receives the reports for tinyurl.com spam links, e.g. https://www.spamcop.net/sc?track=https%3A%2F%2Ftinyurl.com%2F , yet my searches with Google show that abuse should go to abuse@tinyurl.com -- is there a reason it's not using the abuse address?

Cloudflare seems to be ignoring reports (I report the same tinyurl links for weeks and they're still being used by spammers). Also, 

 

First thing first: I’m not an expert at all. Nevertheless, all I can say it is extremely weird what you are describing. After all, Google should definitely use the abuse address.

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4 hours ago, lartingyou said:

I'm not sure why you cite the terms of Tiny.cc -- Tinyurl.com is not the same system.

It is where the tinyurl site sent  me

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