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QuickTip #32: Getting Rid Of SPAM The Easy Way...

April 8 1999 at 4:05 PM
Ken Silver 


Ken Silver's QuickTip #32

My SPAM rating has risen dramatically in the last 2 weeks. About
once or twice a day I get anonymous messages telling me how this
chain letter or that pyramid selling scheme has made millions,
and how I can too. Lucky me.

I don't know why the increase, but one thing is certain, it's a
nuisance...and even when my delete button is so easy to use.

But just now I've come across a free site that will help get rid
of those dratted $$$$$$MAKEMONEYNOW!!!!! emails for good.

It's called SPAMCOP, and works when you copy and paste the long
header and message body of the Spam into a field on their page.

SpamCop parses the details, automatically formats a polite email,
and sends it to the originator's network administrator, together
with all the detail they need to identify the culprit and close
their account if necessary.

This service is free, but if you subscribe you get added features
including filters to your site to block out unwanted incoming mail.

Find it at:

WARNING: Many ezine publishers report that they get spam abuse
from subscribers who have forgotten they signed up. Make sure
you have a legitimate reason for using SpamCop, because you'll
cause real problems for the publisher and yourself if your Spam
reporting is inaccurate.

With every powerful option on the net comes added responsibility.
In this case I'm sure SpamCop will occasionally be used to
'retaliate' for the wrong purposes. Make sure you know your
responsibility and use it wisely.

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