Reporting Spam

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  1. Queenie

    Queenie Guest

    How would I go about report spam e-mail and to whom do I report it? Thank
    you in advance for your help.
     
    Queenie, Feb 4, 2008
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  2. Bucky Breeder, Feb 4, 2008
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  3. Queenie

    *Less* Guest

    "Queenie" <> wrote in message
    ...
    > How would I go about report spam e-mail and to whom do I report it? Thank
    > you in advance for your help.



    Try here: http://tinyurl.com/2xjs4m
    Good Luck
    *Less*
     
    *Less*, Feb 4, 2008
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  4. Queenie

    Mike Easter Guest

    Queenie wrote:
    > How would I go about report spam e-mail and to whom do I report it?
    > Thank you in advance for your help.


    The simplest way for the inexperienced spam handler to report spam is to
    become a (free) spamcop reporter.

    Philosophically, there are some important steps before the step of
    reporting spam. The most important 2 steps are to pledge to never aid
    or profit a spammer/spamsupporter and to handle your mail/inbox safely,
    securely, and conveniently.

    Your newsagent is OE Outlook Express. If that is your mailuser agent as
    well, it is likely that you need to take some actions to aid you in
    handling your mail safely and securely and to not aid spam, because OE
    is 'defective' in terms of mailhandling and it has almost no ability to
    keep spam out of your inbox. So, the first thing you need to do is help
    OE to put all of your spam into a Junk folder so that you don't have to
    read spamsubjects and spamfroms and so that you don't have to handle
    spam with your goodmail.

    Once you've incorporated a spam diverting system such as SpamPal (free)
    to aid your OE in sorting all of the spam into a Junk folder, you can
    register to be a spamcop reporter, configure your mailhost with spamcop,
    and start feeding the spam from your Junk folder into the spamcop
    system. When you use SP SpamPal as part of your filtering system and SP
    uses the SCbl SpamCop blocklist as part of its spamfiltering DNSbl
    blocklisting system, then you and your spam handling are aiding your
    filter in filtering your spam for you. There is a positive feedback for
    spam reporting.

    There is plenty of support for those who are interested in spam and mail
    management in such places as the spamcop newsgroups, the spamcop forum
    and webpages, and some newsgroups such as alt.spam and
    news.admin.net-abuse.email.


    ^1 http://www.spamcop.net/anonsignup.shtml Register for the Free
    Reporting Service - SpamCop parses reported email, sending warning
    information to the internet service provider responsible for hosting the
    services used by the spammer (web sites and email sending sites).
    SpamCop also uses the information to generate SpamCop's free blocking
    list.

    ^2 http://spampal.org/ SpamPal is a mail classification program that
    can help separate your spam from the mail you really want to read. --
    What do I need to use SpamPal? -- A standard email program such as
    Outlook, Outlook Express or Eudora.

    --
    Mike Easter
     
    Mike Easter, Feb 4, 2008
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  5. Queenie wrote:

    > How would I go about report spam e-mail and to whom do I report it?
    > Thank you in advance for your help.


    Do you have their spam filter turned on?
    http://www.optimum.net/Email

    Free accounts:
    http://www.spamcop.net/

    Now ... if you don't know how to read email headers, the above is about
    all you can do.

    Just delete it.

    --
    -bts
    -Friends don't let friends drive Vista
     
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Feb 4, 2008
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  6. Queenie wrote:

    > How would I go about report spam e-mail and to whom do I report it? Thank
    > you in advance for your help.


    You would go here.

    http://www.spamcop.net/anonsignup.shtml

    Then you would paste the entire spam email into the form provided and
    click "Process Spam". Then you would wait for SpamCop to analyze it, then
    you would click the button to have SpamCop report it.


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    Blinky the Shark, Feb 4, 2008
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  7. Blinky the Shark wrote:

    > Queenie wrote:
    >
    >> How would I go about report spam e-mail and to whom do I report it?
    >> Thank you in advance for your help.

    >
    > You would go here.
    >
    > http://www.spamcop.net/anonsignup.shtml
    >
    > Then you would paste the entire spam email


    including the full *headers*,

    > into the form provided and click "Process Spam". Then you would wait
    > for SpamCop to analyze it, then you would click the button to have
    > SpamCop report it.


    Just in case Queenie doesn't understand. :)

    All this said, it gets more and more pointless to try and 'report' it
    these days, it seems. I also go through the source and remove all
    personal identifiers from the spam before sending it to spamcop. No
    point in getting on the bad side of a spammer for reporting you. He may
    decide to flood you.

    --
    -bts
    -my car is powered by Microsoft Sync...
    -I have to reboot every seven miles
     
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Feb 4, 2008
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  8. Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:

    > Blinky the Shark wrote:
    >
    >> Queenie wrote:
    >>
    >>> How would I go about report spam e-mail and to whom do I report it?
    >>> Thank you in advance for your help.

    >>
    >> You would go here.
    >>
    >> http://www.spamcop.net/anonsignup.shtml
    >>
    >> Then you would paste the entire spam email

    >
    > including the full *headers*,


    Yeah. I did say *full*, but I didn't newbie-proof that; so thanks.


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    Blinky the Shark, Feb 4, 2008
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  9. Queenie

    Mike Easter Guest

    Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:

    > All this said, it gets more and more pointless to try and 'report' it
    > these days, it seems.


    One important part of the reporting is the counting of the spamsource
    toward the SCbl. That leads to responsible server admin behavior when
    the source is an output server, such as the occasional occurrence of
    abusive misdirected backscatter. That also aids the dynamic and
    'frisky' SCbl being a valuable contributor to the blocklist based
    armamentarium of those who use blocklists as part of the client or
    server based filtering strategies. Feeding the SCbl is a very good
    thing.

    > I also go through the source and remove all
    > personal identifiers from the spam before sending it to spamcop.


    'We' (tinw) advise spamcop reporters to be careful and not break any
    spamcop rules about material changes to spam prior to submission. There
    is existent standard SC mungeing to reduce the chances of feeding back
    reporter identification information, but the rest of that is a long
    story.

    > No
    > point in getting on the bad side of a spammer for reporting you. He
    > may decide to flood you.


    The problem area is spamvertiser providers, whose providers are notified
    based on SC's deobfuscation and resolution of the spamvertised link. It
    is extremely common that such spamvertiser providers are in cahoots with
    their client the spamvertiser. There are many of 'us' (tinu) who feel
    that notifying spamvertiser providers is generally a bad idea, because
    the spamvertiser IPs don't contribute to the SCbl anyway.

    It is much much much more efficient to be a quick reporter and not
    report spamvertiser links at all. In that circumstance you are just
    notifying the provider for the spamsource. Spamsource providers are not
    in cahoots with anybody. They may not be taking actions against their
    proxified users because it is too much trouble, but it would be very
    unusual for the source provider to be a badguy.

    --
    Mike Easter
     
    Mike Easter, Feb 4, 2008
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  10. Blinky the Shark wrote:

    > Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:
    >> Blinky the Shark wrote:
    >>> Then you would paste the entire spam email

    >>
    >> including the full *headers*,

    >
    > Yeah. I did say *full*, but I didn't newbie-proof that; so thanks.


    Friend: "Hey Beau, can you tell me where this email came from?"
    Beau: "Sure, send me a copy of the full headers."
    Friend: "Huh? The what?"

    --
    -bts
    -Friends don't let friends drive Vista
     
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Feb 4, 2008
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  11. Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:

    > Blinky the Shark wrote:
    >
    >> Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:
    >>> Blinky the Shark wrote:
    >>>> Then you would paste the entire spam email
    >>>
    >>> including the full *headers*,

    >>
    >> Yeah. I did say *full*, but I didn't newbie-proof that; so thanks.

    >
    > Friend: "Hey Beau, can you tell me where this email came from?"
    > Beau: "Sure, send me a copy of the full headers."
    > Friend: "Huh? The what?"


    LIS. :)


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    Blinky the Shark, Feb 5, 2008
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  12. Queenie

    Larry Guest

    I report spam through SpamCop.net and forward to , which is the
    Federal Trade Commission.

    Larry

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