rconner Posted August 15, 2007 Share Posted August 15, 2007 I know that it is not my imagination. Since I started reporting spam through spam COP, my daily spam has increased from about 20 messages per day to over 100 messages per day. It is not your imagination that your spam has increased. The tricky part is concluding that it was because you signed up for SpamCop. There are simply too many other factors in play (which have been noted by other posters). I'm not saying that this conclusion is impossible, I'm just saying that it is an extraordinary claim, and needs some extraordinary proof to back it up. If SpamCop is hiding your e-mail address in the reports it sends (which it does), then I'm at a loss to know exactly how anyone would be able to deduce that it was you who were responsible for the report. It is certainly also possible that someone at SpamCop is crooked, and sells addresses to spammers, but if this were the case I think the smart folks here would be all over it very quickly and there would be major conniption. Since I've been a SpamCop user for going on a decade now, I can't speak to what happened to my spam load after I joined; however, I do know that this load has varied widely anywhere from zero to 200 spams per day. Why? The short answer is, "I don't know." I just keep reporting them. SpamCop is a poor tool for stopping spam (a police officer with a warrant is a far better one), but it is an excellent tool for filtering and reporting spam. -- rick Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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