[Dshield] mail1.giac.net spamcop listed

M Cook dshieldlists at versateam.com
Fri Dec 12 03:26:32 GMT 2003

I report a couple hundred spam a day to spamcop. I try to make sure that 
the mail I report is in fact spam, and that burns a lot of time. But 
even with fairly careful checking, sometimes one makes a mistake.

I once reported my own mail server, though it was more likely that 
spamcop misinterpreted the header of a valid spam message. I would have 
preferred that spamcop had a higher threshold than a single errant 
report. But it did get unlisted within a few days, and I had an 
alternative smtp I could use during the interim.

Humans may not make as many mistakes as computers, but they are seldom 
perfect. With something like spam reporting, one has to expect a mistake 
now and again. If it happens too many times in a row from the same user, 
that's when it is time to be a bit ... bothered.

(No it wasn't me who reported the dshield confirmation by mistake!)

Hanke Penning wrote:

>Hello out there!
>>Even though spamcop clearly states (www.spamcop.net/bl) that the
>>list should not be used for production servers, people do.
>Yes, for example, I do. Spamcop ist one of the best services. The
>problem in this case is *not* spamcop, but the dshield user who reported
>his dshield-confirmations as spam.

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