Spamcop Auto-reporting Plugin

Matt Kettler mkettler at
Fri Jun 16 01:50:33 IST 2006

Alex Neuman wrote:
> Matt Kettler escribió:
> While I wholeheartedly agree that reporting SPAM sent to legitimate
> addresses using an automated tool can be abused, I believe there could
> be a use for autoreporting: spamtraps.

That's quite fair. And cloudmark/razor does not discourage auto-reporting from
spamtraps. They only discourage auto-reporting based on spam-analysis software
like SpamAssassin scores.

> Perhaps somebody here could help me out. Let's say I buy a domain
> (they're cheap anyways). I *know* I'm not going to receive e-mail for
> that domain since it's a throwaway, so I can turn it into a spamtrap (I
> could also use a subdomain, say, "", or an address on
> my actual domain which I *know* to be invalid... but I digress...).
> I could set up a "mailertable" entry that says "anything for
> gets sent to spamtastic at local".
> Then the user spamtastic has a .forward file that says "forward the
> contents of the message to spamassassin --report".
> Would this be feasible? Pros & Cons? Let me know what you think.

Yes, you could do that. You could also batch it as a cronjob and feed the whole
mailbox to spamassassin --report --mbox.

(Note: spamassassin --mbox requires SA 3.0.x.. 2.6x only supports --mbox with

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