[Mailman-Developers] Feature Request - Plain Text Only

Marc MERLIN marc_news@vasoftware.com
Sun, 6 Jan 2002 11:35:55 +0100

On Fri, Jan 04, 2002 at 05:57:39PM -0800, Dan Wilder wrote:
> For example, apparently there's a California Linux user group,
> one of whose subscribers (I've no way of telling who) has SpamCop
> installed.  When a post goes out to that user group mentioning one 
> of our websites, our upstream providers get anonymous complaints about 
> "spamvertised website".  They then waste their time relaying these 
> to me, and I waste my time explaining, for the nth time.
I receive abuse@sourceforge.net, so I'm very familiar with those too :-(

Basically, the person  at fault is the  user who is reporting  the spams and
who includes  the URL  of your list  archive in the  spam as  a spamvertised

What I  do is reply back  to the user telling  them to learn how  to use the
damn tool and stop wasting  postmasters' time, and Cc appeals@spamcop.net so
that they can take action against the user.
In your case, I'm  pretty sure they'd ban the user  from spamcop, I've found
the spamcop folks very nice and helpful.

If you use mailman or some MLM  that always includes your URL at the bottom,
and you get many  bogus reports, you can also ask the spamcop  guys to add a
regex to exclude  your URL so that  users don't get the  option of reporting
this as a spam website.


PS: Spamcop was  always nice and  helpful, even  before they were  hosted on
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