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(Answer) (Category) SpamCop FAQ : (Category) SpamCop Parsing and Reporting Service : (Category) How do I get my email program to reveal the full, unmodified email? :
Note: Using the cut and paste to the web form method is the only option available to Eudora users. To successfully use the SpamCop email submission system, it is necessary to forward the spam as an attachment, an option not available in Eudora.

Update (July 1, 2006):

It has come to our attention that a patch is now available for Eudora which allows the forwarding of received spam as an attachment. Forward as Attachment Plugin .

The Eudora plugin is provided by a third party. SpamCop has not tested the plugin nor warrant its effectiveness or security.

Cut and Paste method

To display the full message source for cut and paste:

Eudora for the Mac:

  1. Open the spam and click the BLAH BLAH BLAH button on the upper left hand corner of the message. This shows the extended headers.
  2. Select the whole message including headers and paste into SpamCop.

Eudora for the PC - there are 2 slightly different methods depending on whether the mail contains HTML or not.

In any case, to prepare for HTML email, you should turn off the use of Microsoft's HTML viewer. To do so, click Tools, then Options, then Viewing Mail. Uncheck the box labeled "Use Microsoft's viewer."

How to know if it's HTML mail: once you have opened the email, look near the bottom of the headers (see below for revealing headers) for a line like the following: Content-Type: text/html ... you can frequently spot HTML email because it has font effects, pictures, etc but this is not always true so you have to take a quick look at the headers.

Why do I care if it's HTML mail: all kinds of interesting things can be "hidden" in HTML mail that won't show up when you see the mail interpreted by your email program/browser. Actual URLs do not necessarily show up in interpreted HTML messages. For example: you might see CLICK HERE but the underlying HTML contains a URL that indicates the spammers web site. In order to report properly SpamCop needs those hidden URLs.

Eudora for the PC - non-HTML mail:

  1. Open the email by double clicking on the subject line. Click the 'blah blah blah' button to reveal the headers.
  2. Place your cursor anywhere in the body of the email and select the entire message (Edit/Select All or Ctrl-A)
  3. Copy the entire email (right click and click copy OR Ctl/C OR Edit/Copy)
  4. Paste (right click/paste or Ctl/V) the entire message into SpamCop.

Eudora for the PC - HTML mail:

  1. Open the email and click blah blah blah.
  2. Hi-lite the headers only. Copy and paste the headers into SpamCop as above.
  3. Hit enter twice after the pasted headers to force a blank line after the headers.
  4. Back in Eudora window, place your cursor anywhere in the body of the message and right click and click "view source". A new window will open.
  5. In the new window, select all (as above) and copy the contents of the new window.
  6. Paste the window contents into SpamCop.

Good news for Mac users!

Philipp has provided an AppleScript that works with Eudora for Mac to easily and seamlessly use the SpamCop email submission system. Philipp's instructions are to create a nickname of "spamcop" with your personal spam submission address in your address book, then save the below script as an application in your Eudora Apple-Script folder. On execution, the currently selected E-Mail will be made in a new email ready for sending to spamcop.


    tell application "Eudora"
    set spammsg to message 0
    set spamsubject to "submitted spam"
    set spamtext to whole text of message spammsg
    set mymsg to make new message at end of mailbox "out" of mail folder ""
    set signature of mymsg to none
    set rec to addresses of nickname "spamcop"
    set field "to" of message mymsg to rec
    set field "subject" of message mymsg to spamsubject
    set field "" of message mymsg to spamtext
    end tell

One last tip from a user:

I transfer all spam messages to a folder named "a _spam folder". Once a day, I open Outlook Express (which I have configured only for outgoing (do not check for new mail)). I import the "_spam folder" (the _ places it toward the top of the list). I then select all messages, right click and "Forward as Attachment" to my reporting address. I then delete from both programs so I do not resubmit.

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