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srszarek@aol.com
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These pages are mostly for those who have problems with spam reporting (or with being reported). Or with the SC mail service which can integrate (if desired) with the reporting interface and use the blocklist which is what all this reporting activity is about. Or people can report through their existing mail services.

The SC approach is covered with a minimum of fuss in the official website - http://www.spamcop.net/ For those who dive in here, the starting point is What is SpamCop?. Sorry if none of that suits you.

[on edit] Nothing heard back. If no specific requests or suggestions are forthcoming this will be moved to the Lounge.

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Mr. Szarek (and I'm pretty sure it's Mr.),

If that's your actual AOL email address, then you should not have used it as your user name on a public forum, because it will be harvested by spam bots and you'll wind up receiving even more spam. I found that someone has also used that same email address as a user name in a forum named the "AnonIB : New Suggestions Board," and since it shows up in Google, all the spam bots can find it as well.

So here's a useful piece of info....send a personal message to Wazoo (he's the admin here) and ask to have your address removed from your username...and do so quickly, because it will only take about a day for the bots to pick it up....maybe even less.

And mods, this needs to be in the Lounge...no need to wait.

DT

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Maybe he is an experimenter - like the ones a little while ago who /tried/ to get spam. Only instead of signing up to get free things, he is signing up to various forums. I hope the people who run the experiment realize that it is the putting of the email address to be scraped that is the problem, not the kind of forum signed up to.

Miss Betsy

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Most definitely Lounge material. Moving there with this post.

As far as "Stopping" spam, that's actually up to the ISPs/Hosts involved. The SpamCopDNSBL can be used to try to manage some of the spew, but .. there are limits involved in what even it can do. As pointed out by others, some things are actually caused by the users themselves, the most damaging case is contributing to the money flow, the most obvious is something like you did here, tossing up an e-mail address in the clear.

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