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  1. I got a spam this morning, and when I tried to report it, it said netops-ironport[at] was the address... but, in the end it just bounces. That is ironic, no? From
  2. Does anyone know if SURBL takes this phenomenon into consideration? That is, (or whatever lax shortener) will start to show up on block lists. That's how it's supposed to work, right? EDIT: I just checked SURBL, and is on SURBL lists: JP SC
  3. Wikipedia has some info about filtering misdirected bounces (aka backscatter): If it's Russian spam, you may be experiencing a kind of backscatter that seems to be a feature of a spammer's software, perhaps to improve chances of passing a filter (that checks to see if the "from:" field is a real address) or to make sure that bounced spam ends up in a real mailbox. See the discussion/analysis here: -- As others have said, there's probably not anything you can do about it.
  4. My bad! I've been away too long and made a "beginner" mistake. I edited the original post above to fix this. Come to think of it, so many people make this mistake that perhaps the "past reports" UI could also provide tracking links. Engineers can recognize a bad design when enough people are making the same mistake.
  5. Hello, I'm chiming in because I've been receiving academic spams (promotion of conferences) out of a Jordanian university using a dirty list for some time. The parses always get a nomaster at devnull for the sending host whose IP is Here are examples: [edited to provide proper tracking links] I'm willing to do the legwork to fix the problem, but want some advice on how to proceed. Do I need to contact an admin at to point out that their RIPE info is wrong? Do I have a snowball's chance in Hades of making a difference? I'm getting pings back from semi-innocent bystanders whose URLs are spamvertized, but I realize the real force of SC is not being properly applied. Thanks for your advice in advance. EDIT: According to :
  6. Hi, I've been getting spams through an ( email since November 2011 which I've reported systematically through SpamCop. Here's the latest one: Here are others: AOL has taken no action. I even managed to open a trouble ticket with, and got someone about 6 weeks ago to admit the account was compromised. He said he was "escalating it to the appropriate person" but nothing has happened. Any advice? p.s. so sorry to learn about Miss Betsy. I used to contribute on the NNTP forum, but have been gone for around two years.