I just messed up big time.
Because I hate spammers as much most others, I use Spamcop to report them to the proper authorities. However, lately I received repeatedly a spam that Spamcop identified as coming from FutureQuest.
Thought about that for a 0.2 seconds and thought that it was probably a hacked FormMail script or something like that and reported the spammer.
Terra responded to me that the email was *not* originating from FutureQuest and that I should not report FutureQuest through Spamcop as it could get FutureQuest blacklisted. A nice person as I am I promised not to do that anymore and to send any emails indicating possible spam from futurequest directly to FutureQuest and not through spamcop.
Then I did the really really stupid thing
: When processing spam late at night, without to much thinking, I did not notice that I send two more Spamcop complaints to FutureQuest.
I should not have done that.
It took some serious begging and being nice
to get on speaking terms with Terra again. And all I was doing was getting the community servers blacklisted... All joking aside, I want to publicly apologize for my utterly stupid non-thinking moronic actions.
To prevent this from happening again I decided not to use spamcop anymore at all. It's the delete button from know on.
My question is:
Does anyone know why spamcop comes up with the futurequest as spam source when parsing the spam? I do not get it. Here's the trace
for one of the emails. It shows that it can no longer be reported because it is too old, but it indicated FutureQuest abuse address at the end before.
Would it help to contact spamcop about them reporting innocent ISP's?