calspace Posted September 17, 2007 Share Posted September 17, 2007 Before I begin, I should explain that when I log onto my e-mail, I go to the end and work my way backwards, reporting things I can identify as spam as I go. When I have reached the first unread message, I read the mail by moving from item to item, reporting spam as I find it. This may or may not be the way others do it. I don't use my spamcop.net e-mail address. The only thing I should receive to that address is my renewel notice from SpamCop. However, I receive a lot of e-mail to it as well as to cpthook[at]spamcop.net. Right now, in my trash I have mail addressed to comanon, crusher, ciscospice, csouter, admin, cparsons, antihotmail, csmith0406, cpwoodford, cowtown, conradt, cotta, anzam1, anubis, ingelsp, constance, cpbow, cuiry, and colonnade. The prevanlence of words beginning with c indicates that someone has a dictionary spam tool. First suggestion: If I had a column that showed me what was in the to: address line, I could scan through my e-mails and identify a larger number of the spam. "You should read this" is a common spam subject. It is also a normal suggestion from one person to another. I volunteer for a huge organization (50,000+ active members) and I manage two projects that cause me to receive a lot of e-mail from people I don't know. I can't automatically assume that "You should read this" is spam. Second suggestion: some tool needs to be developed that identifies e-mail containing multiple spamcop e-mail addresses. I don't know anyone else who uses spamcop. It's not like AOL or RoadRunner or Yahoo, where I might conceivably have six friends who share the same service because we met on AOL or all get Time Warner Cable. There is no reason why an e-mail like this: To: You <josh[at]spamcop.net> Cc: You <siegel[at]spamcop.net>, You <mje[at]spamcop.net>, You <bartross[at]spamcop.net>, You <cssc[at]spamcop.net>, You <massey1[at]spamcop.net> should not immediately be identified as spam. Third suggestion: we should be able to specify another e-mail address to which we want communications from SpamCop sent. I didn't waste nearly so much time on spam when I had everthing [at]spamcop.net sent to the trash. That is until February, two years in a row, when my e-mail would suddenly be cut off because I hadn't renewed my service. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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