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In a bonehead move, I've reported my own IP to spamcop.

I have a Joomla system on my site.

Someone used my Joomla system to send ME spam.

Without thinking about it, I reported the spam to SpamCop.

I report so many reports, so often, that I did not review the report before submitting it.

Now, my ISP has contacted me about sending spam - to MYSELF.

Is there someway that I can retract that particular report so that my webhost can respond to the spam report and clear his name with his upline provider?

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Now, my ISP has contacted me about sending spam - to MYSELF.

Is there someway that I can retract that particular report so that my webhost can respond to the spam report and clear his name with his upline provider?

There isn't any way to retract a report, but I would be happy to explain things to your service provider.

Please send me your login username (email address), and a copy of the correspondence from your ISP, along with any details you have about the report at issue so that I can identify it.

Send the information to me at: service[at]admin.spamcop.net

- Don D'Minion - SpamCop Admin -

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There isn't any way to retract a report, but I would be happy to explain things to your service provider.

Please send me your login username (email address), and a copy of the correspondence from your ISP, along with any details you have about the report at issue so that I can identify it.

Send the information to me at: service[at]admin.spamcop.net

Thank you, Don.

I've sent you an e-mail to the address you provided.

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Is there someway that I can retract that particular report so that my webhost can respond to the spam report and clear his name with his upline provider?

And for the next person that arrives with the same issue, perhaps actually trying to perform a search, or even taking the time to do some research .... this is an entry found in the single-page-access-expanded version of the SpamCOp FAQ as found via the links at the top of the page. Strangely enough, the entry is Titled How can I unsend a Report?

The corresponding SpamCop Wiki entry is How can I unsend a report?

Without thinking about it, I reported the spam to SpamCop.

I report so many reports, so often, that I did not review the report before submitting it.

Although reporting it was a bad move, it was the failure to review the parser results and hitting the Submit/Send button that actually caused the problem described. The SpamCop.net Parsing & Reporting system is only a tool. The reports that go out and to what targets are "your" decison and responsibility.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Not 'reporting myself' as such but, similarly, another 'bad reporting' indiscretion - and bad reports DO happen. Just confessing I reported my wife's membership confirmation to a UK genealogy forum by mistake1. Ellen (deputy) was nice about it when I followed the process How can I unsend a report?

1No excuses, just to point it can happen in all sorts of ways; note and be vigilant. This one:

It was tagged by NIS and (independently) sent to spam folder by email client.

It wasn't expected (by me), the sender wasn't known (by me).

My wife "never" uses email. That (apparently) is what I'm for.

'Someone else' read and used it there, left it there, in the spam folder, without comment.

It had 'roots' in the subject. In these parts, "eats roots and leaves" describes the dietary habits of a wombat whereas "eats, roots and leaves" is possibly impolite but surely pornographic in the detail.

Contrary indications I managed to ignore:

It had my wife's name in it (spammers have christened me many things but seldom my own name and never hers).

The sender's email address and the url which was found in the body had the same domain name which would usually make it 'main sleaze' which is fairly rare these days. And IP addresses matched (nothing obviously forged).

The sending IP address was all clear in the BLs and lists which the parser checks.

[on edit - oh yeah, then there was that payment confirmation for an associated service but that was third party, didn't mention the domain name of that forum and came in well after the membership email - OK, that's sounding like an excuse, but, really, it is no justification]

Taken together, those should have been more than enough for a "full report" reporter to hesitate, stop, look more closely.

Hard for there to never be a slip up. Blessed are they that never slip, alas I am not in that number - mea culpa, mea culpa, mea culpa maxima.

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