DavidT Posted October 24, 2005 Share Posted October 24, 2005 This is something that has puzzled me for a long time, and I'm hoping that this hasn't already been asked and answered. The issue has to do with the parser's different behaviors WRT an IP address when you enter only the IP vs. what it does with the source IP during the parsing of a full spam. For example, I received a false eBay message from an Adelphia broadband IP: [188.8.131.52] When I first parsed the IP address by itself, before parsing the full spam, I saw a "[report history]" link and in the "Statistics" section, I also saw "184.108.40.206 listed in bl.spamcop.net (127.0.0.2)." This is what I would expect. So, I then parsed the full spam (with "Show technical details" turned on), and here's the Tracking URL: http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z819216685z4d...3ce3625077879az In the "Tracking message source: 220.127.116.11:" section, I see neither the "[report history]" for the IP *nor* the "listed in bl.spamcop.net" -- why not? This is not what I'd expect. I would expect the system to present me with the same information about that IP during a full parse as it does when parsing only the IP. I've seen this behavior for a long time, and it's entirely consistent, as least in not displaying the "listed in bl.spamcop.net" information. I think this is either a bug, a simple programming omission, or a design flaw, and I'd like others to chime in with their opinions, and hopefully, if enough of us make noise, the "powers that be" will make the simple fix to the parsing system to show us that useful information that is currrently being withheld. DT Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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