OT: Spamcop BL - good or dangerous?

Alex Neuman van der Hans alex at nkpanama.com
Thu Nov 30 18:39:12 GMT 2006

Sorry to disagree, but I find the whole reporting process too 
troublesome to believe people will report double opt-in mailing lists 
(which sounds so much like spammerspeak ;-) ) as spam. I report spam to 
spamcop only when I *know for a fact* that it's actually spam, and take 
the whole 30-seconds-to-a-minute of my time because I believe it's worth it.

It might be because noone has ever filed (to my knowledge) a report 
blaming me or servers in my care for spamming, so I haven't been a 
"victim" of a false positive yet. FP's I've had from people who can't 
send *me* e-mail because they're on spamcop's list have been a blessing 
so far; from companies with fast pipes whose employees were running a 
clandestine spamming business behind management's back to companies with 
compromised servers being used for spamming, it's always been a sign 
that something's not quite as it should be on the sending side.

Paul Kelly :: Blacknight Solutions wrote:
> I'm sorry, but that is complete rubbish. SpamCop users blatantly report
> every and any e-mail they receive even double opt-in mailing lists etc.
> It is an extremely dangerous BL to use if you wish to get legitimate e-mail.

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