spam cop

I’ve heard a lot about SpamCop recently, and after reading this mefi thread I decided to sign up.

In short, it’s a free service aimed at stopping spam.

When you sign up, you are given a unique email address. Each time you receive spam you just forward the email as an attachment to SpamCop and they take it from there. I don’t know how effective they are, but at least it gives me the feeling that I’m helping to fight in the war against spam.


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  1. I signed up for that a while ago but wound up not sending anything off to them. When I was running my wedding site from snapmagic I was getting quite a bit from some add company. I should have sent that one in.

    Comment by jason on May 2, 2003 @ 9:54 am
  2. That’s the problem with listing your email address on a web site in plain text. I now use HTML entities to hide email addresses but it would be very simple for a bot to convert those into normal addresses.

    To see what I mean about the HTML entities, look at the HTML source for the email address for the notification list.

    Comment by dan on May 2, 2003 @ 10:02 am
  3. i stubbled upon your website while looking for a certain quote about wisdom and irony. the weird thing is that Ironicaly i stubbled upon a wise person instead of the blasted quote, that i didn’t really need in the first place. i am glad to have read about you. you are absolutly intresting. if you feel the urged to jump up and e-mail me, for some alien reason, i would be pleased and rather happy with your reply.

    From: (The girl with no hope of finishing her essay that is due in 3 days)


    Comment by Annalise on May 6, 2003 @ 1:36 pm
  4. SpamCop has been around for quite a while, actually, I don’t know why it took so long for it to capture more attention.

    Comment by Meredith on May 7, 2003 @ 11:19 am
  5. Is SpamCop still around? I can’t seem to load it, perhaps it’s DNS issues.

    Comment by Taran on October 3, 2003 @ 10:07 pm
  6. It’s still working for me.

    Comment by dan on October 4, 2003 @ 12:33 am

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