kae Posted April 19, 2008 Share Posted April 19, 2008 I have a general question about munged headers/addresses. I know that this has to have been asked before, but I can't find anything that addresses this in particular. There seems to be two sides to reporting email. The one side is reporting email as spam from webmail, the other side is "Reporting spam" using the mailsc.spamcop.net webform. The only munge option that I've seen is in the preferences tab of the mailsc.spamcop.net webform. I currently have that set to not munge my reports, but most of my reporting is from the webmail form (either reporting held mail or from the inbox) which generally comes from accounts that are different from my spamcop email account. When I first started my spamcop account, I chose to munge headers, then I got the impression from the forum (a while back) that munging wasn't good and that munged headers were not used for reporting but only for statistics. So, I went back and changed my preferences in the mailsc webform to not munge headers. Anyway, I've noticed that the spammers are now putting email addresses in their Subject lines. Here's a tracking URL: Sample Message. When you pull up the tracking URL, the email address is replaced with 'x' (even in the Subject line), but when you select the link "View Entire Message" the email information is put back. At least when I started writing this it was there. I'm assuming that the spammer is putting my email address in the Subject line so that they can tell who is reporting them. I guess my question is this: Am I still munging headers (since the email addresses are x'ed in the tracking URL), or am I no longer munging headers (since viewing the entire message shows the email) or at least it did show my email address? As a side note, the spammer also put my email address as the sender, which seems to always show. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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