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SpamCop Addin

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SpamCop Addin is an extension for Microsoft Outlook 2010, 2013, 2016 or 2019 version for simplified reporting spam to SpamCop.

Normally spam to SpamCop is accomplished via a simple forwarding in your own e-mail client. However, this does not work in Microsoft Outlook, because this mail client changes or removes the invisible header information of the e-mail and thus it does not make any sense to forwarding any e-mail to SpamCop.

The SpamCop Addin forwards the e-mail including the mail headers to SpamCop. To report spam to SpamCop in Microsoft Outlook will be as simple as in other mail clients.

Advantages:

There are not short-time benefits of reducing spam by this Addin. However, I found out that a lot of website providers responded for spam messages by myself quickly took action against sending spam. Although I use well known email addresses since a couple of years the amount of spam has been reduced to these email addresses since I use the SpamCop Addin.

What is SpamCop?

SpamCop is a reporting service on the Internet, which in unsolicited bulk e-mail and unsolicited commercial e-mail (spam) to IP addresses of the outgoing mail server and linked sites studied, the Internet responsible for identifying service providers (ISPs) and this informed about their abuse address the suspected spam. SpamCop also maintains a blacklist of IP addresses on the Internet send the current spam called "SpamCop Blocking List" (SCBL) or "SpamCop blacklist."

Many ISPs use this service to fight spam in your own infrastructure. For example, use the corporate mail servers usually the blacklist of SpamCop but also the reports of suspected spam will be evaluated in order to identify any web hosts and e-mail accounts as soon as possible and turn off the spam traffic, the confirmation of the suspected spam.
To fulfill this duty SpamCop does not use any kind of automatic method to detect spam. Instead of it SpamCop operates an e-mail subsystem which can be used to indentify spam by the opinion of millions of e-mail users all over the world. A single message to SpamCop usually has little effect. However an accumulation of messages from different users, causes a notification to the abuse address of providers for suspicious IP addresses. If suspected spam for a suspicious IP address is permanently, the affected IP address is also added to the SpamCop blacklist with the effect that all connected other ISPs around the world does no longer accept mails from mail servers of the affected IP Address.
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System requirements

The SpamCop Addin uses the following environment on the target computer: 

  • Microsoft Windows starting from Windows Vista
    (All 32- and 64 bit variants are supported.)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework V4.5
  • Microsoft Office Outlook between 2010 and 2019
  • Free account for Reporting Services at SpamCop: http://www.spamcop.net
  • Supported languages: German, English

Downloads

License Type: Freeware
File Size: 8.75 MB
Downloads: 2256

As an alternative to the offline installer, you can also install the SpamCop Addin directly using the online installer. On a Windows operating system, run the online installer directly by clicking on the download button. Please note that this online installer will download all necessary files from my blog and therefore will not work without an internet connection.
The online installer has the advantage that it also allows the installation of the SpamCop Addin for Office installations that are currently not supported by the offline installer. In addition, the online installer detects quite reliably whether any missing components from Microsoft must be downloaded and offers the automatic download of these components from the Microsoft download portal and its installation.

References

You can find more trustworthy references and evaluations from SpamCop Addin here:
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Steps to use this addin

For installation please follow the instructions of the downloaded Installer. Then start Microsoft Outlook. Within Outlook a new ribbon appears with the title "SpamCop" and you can type in the e-mail address of your SpamCop's account under "Settings".

Other settings are not mandatory. After SpamCop's e-mail address has been saved now you can report emails as spam to SpamCop at any time. There are two possible ways:

  • Highlight the e-mails you want to report in the Inbox or any other folder of Outlook. In the appropriate context menu click to the item "Report as Spam".
  • If an email is currently open: Click to "Report as Spam" in the Ribbon "SpamCop".

You can select multiple emails and send them as spam to SpamCop. But please avoid select different elements (read confirmations, invitations to meetings, etc.). In this case the menu item "Report as Spam" is hidden.

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Comments  

 
# Dave 2014-01-28 22:34
Thank you for this great adddon!
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# scott 2014-01-30 18:23
i am getting an error message that Outlook 2007 cannot load the add-in. any ideas?

thanks
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# Matthias 2014-02-01 10:02
Unfortunately this AddIn no longer supports the version Outlook 2007.
I have updated the Installer und its description.
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# Justin 2015-07-07 21:57
i see the submissions in spamcop but spamcop says, no reports filed. Any idea why ?
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# Matthias 2015-07-08 00:23
Quoting Justin:
i see the submissions in spamcop but spamcop says, no reports filed. Any idea why ?

No. Perhaps SpamCop has currently a high traffic.
SpamCop is usually very fast but sometimes I was waiting for the report already by 1 hour or more.
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# Justin 2015-07-09 14:16
I figured it out, the reports were getting sent to the wrong email address. Thanks for the tool. Not sure why Microsoft makes this such a difficult process.
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# Justin -again 2015-07-21 15:19
This was working great until today. Now when I start Outlook 2013 I get an error: This program requires to run Windows XP SP3, Vista SP2, 7, 8, Server 2003 SP2, 2008 SP2 or 2012.

Wondering if a patch broke the add-in. Any thoughts ?
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# Matthias 2015-07-24 18:26
Hi Justin,
Actually, this addin is not yet released for Windows 8.1 but the version check of Windows used by the installer logs the version of Windows 8 instead of Windows 8.1.
I fixed the prerequiste check of the installer and added support for Windows 8.1. Please download and install the new version 1.2.
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# Justin 2015-07-24 18:42
Works perfect now. Thanks very much.
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# Marcello 2015-11-20 19:05
Hello,

can you please update it to work with Outlook 2016?

Thanks!

Marcello
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# Matthias 2015-11-25 07:24
I can't.
I don't use Office 2016.
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# Rich 2016-03-06 01:06
SpamCop Addin is very really good. Thanks for the program hope you keep it updated!
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# Matthias 2016-03-06 10:16
Thanks for the feedback.
The SpamCop Addin now supports Office 2016.
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# Fran 2016-04-17 17:12
Thanks a lot. I will test it now in Office 16
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# Steve Sybesma 2016-06-22 03:57
The SpamCop 1.4 addin does not detect the fact I have Office Professional Plus 2013 32-bit installed...wha t could be the issue?

I am using Windows 10 Pro 64-bit as the OS.
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# Matthias 2016-06-22 06:01
Yes. Currently SpamCop Addin requires a 64-bit Office on 64-bit Windows operating system.
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# Alok Sharma 2016-07-12 16:25
Hello,

For all the mails that I reported as spam, SpamCop is displaying the following message:

Can't parse date of spam for age detection: Authentication-Results:

Any clues what could be wrong?

Thanks in advance,

Alok
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# Jenn 2017-10-04 15:36
I love your add on thank you for this!!! :-)
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# Dave Scott 2018-02-06 04:02
I have just updated to the latest version 1.4.0.10 and it is not working now. I was on version 1.4.0.08 and it was working fine. I am on Windows 10 X64 Microsoft Outlook 2010. I have tried to reinstall it and also see if it was disabled in add-ons and it’s not showing up at all can you please help me with this thank you kindly.
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# Matthias 2018-02-06 07:16
Thanks a lot for you intensive tests! Please try again and reinstall the add-on.
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# Dave Scott 2018-02-06 16:27
1.4.0.11 works! Thanks for the update!
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# Mike Scurman 2018-03-17 22:37
Thank you for this add on! :-)
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# Dick Wikkerink 2018-05-06 19:28
I'm trying to install the latest version on a W10 PC with Office 2016 Open License installed. Whatever I do, the installer doesn't detect Office installed.
I know different licences of Office 2016 do install different folders and/or registry entries. Should your version detect all?
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# Franco B 2018-05-17 17:26
Thanks for this addon!
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# Matthias 2018-12-11 11:08
I revised the SpamCop Addin and released it in version 1.6.
Functionally nothing new is added, the Addin exactly does what it should.
New are the support for Office 2019, the upgrade to .NET 4.5, and now the installation works in mixed environments, for example, using Outlook 32-bit in a 64-bit OS environment.
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# Mike Convey 2018-12-20 20:34
Thanks for the update!!
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# Paul 2019-02-26 03:34
I am seeing the following when I try to report the SPAM email using the add-in:
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Sorry, Exchange ActiveSync doesn't support what you're trying to do.
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Running Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus, connecting to a local Exchange Server.

Thoughts?

Paul
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# Michael 2019-08-08 12:45
Thank you for this add on it works great! :-)
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# Dave Scott 2019-08-28 14:20
I just tried to install this and it says Expired installer can you please help with this thank you.
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# Matthias 2019-08-28 15:05
Please use the download from this blog only.
I don't support any other download locations.
I have just tested it again: The version of my blog does not show "Expired Installer".
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# Grigor 2020-04-26 02:19
Looks like a great application, thanks! Does it work with Outlook 365 or as it's called now Microsoft 365?
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# Tom Geldner 2021-01-17 00:44
I realize there's not much incentive to work on things related to SpamCop since it seems spam reporting is dying off. However, the one addition I'd like to see with your tool is to allow the user to SELECT the FROM email account. For example, my default account is but my host thinks spam reports are SPAM. If I send through GMAIL, the spam reports are always passed OK. So I'd like to select Gmail as the spam report sending account while I leave as the Default.
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