dbiel Posted May 20, 2006 Share Posted May 20, 2006 The SpamCop.net system is basically divided into two separate entities: the SpamCop Parsing Service & Blocklist; and the SpamCop Email Service. Some of the components of SpamCop are free, some paid, some technical. Likewise support for the SpamCop.net system comes in various forms. Two of the major support venues include this Forum as well as its predecessor, the Newsgroups (which are still very much alive and well) The primary mode of support in the Newsgroups and these Forums is peer-to-peer, meaning users helping other users. As such, the Newsgroups and/or these Forums do not provide Official SpamCop.net Customer Support. The Forum Admin and Forum Moderators are not employees of SpamCop.net and receive no payment for their services. They are just regular users of parts of the SpamCop.net system who have chosen to get involved in supporting it using this Forum structure. As there are many different aspects to SpamCop, the members of these forums come with various areas of expertise. That means that the forum is not truly peer-to-peer since posters range from end users with little or no technical knowledge to server administrators with daily experience with email. The same holds true for the Newsgroups where the structure is more informal but the primary support base remains a dedicated group of volunteers. That said, the regular users of the SpamCop Forums have built an archive of Frequently Asked Questions (User Created FAQ or UC FAQ) that can be used to answer most questions, and in the process of trying to answer questions, users are often pointed to the FAQ - either the original SC FAQ (official, but out of date) or the UC FAQ (constantly being updated). The FAQs also provide a way for people with questions to find the answer and not have to post and wait for an answer. Also there's a SpamCop-oriented Dictionary / Glossary available to all ... please take a look at these, the newer SpamCop Dictionary and the original SpamCop Glossary. There is also an new Wiki under development to be yet one more source of information. And do not forget the original Newsgroups. The user to user forum often provides faster and more complete answers. However, if you want to talk to a SpamCop employee about Reporting and Blocklist issues, please use this link to the web submission forms at SpamCop Web submission form which is designed to ask specific questions and extract information that leads to resolution on first contact, rather than having to write back and forth a few times. For Additional information about this Forum please see: How to Use this Forum Link to the SpamCop Forum FAQ This link also appears at the top of every page as a clickable link titled "Forum FAQ". For Additional information about the Newsgroups please see: SpamCop Newsgroups, List of current newsgroups A link also appears at the top of every page as a clickable link titled "Newsgroups" which will automatically open up your default newsreader. Note: the "Newsgroups" links, found through out this topic, link to a forum topic discussing the newsgroups and contain separate links to each of the individual newsgroup as well as a description of their intended use. If you decide to ask your question in the Forum, there are various forums for questions pertaining to the Email Service, the Reporting Service, the Blocklist. Before you post, look at the following link for typical questions. There is also information you need to provide before anyone will be able to answer your questions; as well as suggestions as to just where to ask your question. Links to Typical Questions & How to Ask a Question If you are interested in the Reporting Services of SpamCop, then the following two links will be of interest to you: Short List of FAQ, for new users of SpamCop Reporting and New Users of SpamCop Reporting System - Items to Include when Posting a Question If all else fails, the following contains a list of email addresses for SpamCop.net employees: http://forum.spamcop.net/forums/index.php?...;f=12&id=23 See Section 8 - SpamCop's System & Active Staff for a list of the names of the people who are involved at the staff level as well as active in the Forums. Note: original source of this topic can be found at Welcome to the SpamCop Forum!, How to get answers (1st Draft) Sorry, most users are no longer able to access this archived item as it has been tucked away for safe keeping. note the following updates: edited 5-23-06 per suggestions from Steve T (turetzsr) edited 5-24-06 per Wazoo to fix link "Links to Typical Questions & How to Ask a Question"(deleted &mode=threaded which was copied in error. edited 5-27-06 to correct title per Farelf edited 6-17-06 to adds new links to new copy created by Miss Betsy edited 6-26-06 deleted link to the alternate view of the UC FAQ as Miss Betsy chose to remove the data being linked to. edited 7-3-06 to include references and links to the SpamCop Newsgroups as suggested by Mike Easter Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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