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  1. I would be inclined to trust the configuration utility in the first instance - see how the pase goes following that. Your case might be one that needs Don to sort it out for you but try just running the utility first.

    Thanks so much for the help! Hopefully now I'll get the spam reports sent to the right provider, and I can get off the back of my own provider.

    And boy will they be happy about that!


    Heh.... :unsure:

    Ah! Much better! http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z1553676201z5...41dc9428c7c628z

  2. Yes, that sounds weird. With no mailhosts that parses like http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z1553619588z5...2445a4b2abd31dz which points the finger at mainstreet.net which is the same result. That's your own provider, you don't want to report that (I cancelled your pending report)

    Um ... you don't have your mailhosts configured, do you? You need to set that up. Terra.cl is a far more likely target :)

    Our provider is actually Mainstreet's provider, not Mainstreet itself (and they cannot figure this out at all because I've been trying to block Mainstreet's IP's....and that may be a bad idea it appears!).

    When going into mailhosts, however, it lists an SMTP server that we don't use (we're on an exchange server), but I don't have that option. Would it be safe to assume that the server listed is what is being pulled from our MX record, or just the first contact when searching for our domain?

  3. I'm not certain that the reports for this spam are going to the right place mainly because every single spam I have parsed lately is going to the same exact provider. Could it be that the host of the spam I'm receiving is flooding my network? Could the parser be wrong? Are they slipping under the radar, that good at spamming? I'm not complaining about not getting spam from other servers, but this is looking really wierd.

    Here's a link: http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z1553558607z8...9fc37caea6f420z

    Thanks for any help provided! Please let me know if you need more info.

  4. Same thing happening to me... headers show text/html

    Here's a link: http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z1247387968z2...8b972d044aac4bz

    It did not parse the website time after time after time, even after cancelling and trying the submission again. NOW that I decide to share the report here, it is showing who the reports should have gone to.


    Now you see it, now you don't. 3 minutes later (after re-checking the link before posting this note) and the link parse is gone. Does anyone else see or not see it?

    Spamcop acting like my ex-husband??


  5. I love your Instant response Bull-S--T. If you want to stop these people call me 215 378 9190!

    I encourage you all to report them to the Federal Trade Commision and call Scott Weis the president of this company at (see first post)

    Larry Steinhouse

    Sir, you managed to quote something I posted 2 1/2 years ago that wasn't anywhere close to responding to your original post of last month.

    Your Instant Kneejerk Bull-S--T is what needs to stop.

    Harrassment before a lawsuit is usually not recommended by lawyers. I would recommend that you stop until you figure out where your real problem is.

    Have a nice day.

  6. I started a discussion on this in NANAE back in July, and provided this link for people interested in the "Blue Frog Initiative": http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=962392

    It looks like fighting abuse with abuse. To me it appears they are going to be DDOS'ing what appear to be the spammer's website. If a joe job were pulled on a site, this DDOS could be more effective than the joe job itself.

    Here's a link (in tinyurl) to the google group where the original discussion started. Admittedly, it turned into a partial flamefest, but USENET is full of that sort of amusement.


  7. Looks to me like they are spammers themselves:

    Hi Merlyn, LTNS!

    Here's a link to a discussion I started in NANAE.... it went off on a few tangents, but it seems that other than one person, the general consensus was that Blue Frog's DDOS against a spammer is nothing more than fighting abuse with abuse (not condoned by the "general" anti-spam cmty).



    There's also a discussion on /.: http://it.slashdot.org/it/05/07/18/1214226.shtml?tid=111

    And on BS's own blog: 174.tdSHa9aKa4I.0[at]3c3e88bc!discloc=.3c3e9cf1]http://community.bluesecurity.com/webx?14[at]..scloc=.3c3e9cf1

  8. Their confirmation looks like this...

    Complaint Subject:

    Date Complaint Submitted:

    IP Address Identified:

    Result: IP network will be blocked


    I'd like to start seeing responses to the complaints about their own spam-spewing vermin users. They don't want to cut off their own customers, even when they are obviously infected with a virus or worm that sends out spam on an hourly basis.

    It's a start, but I don't think it's good enough.

  9. ...You have me totally confused (maybe it's just me).  What is the source of these URLs -- are they return e-mails from your e-mail submissions of spam to SpamCop or are they URLs actually in a spam or ...????


    The e-mails are all spam spam spam.

    "To get your lifetime prescription for \/|[at]gr[at] copy and paste this URL into your browser: XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX/viagra4u" (and if not an IP address, it's somewierdcombinationofletters . com/something)

    There's no "http://" indicating that there's a url to be found (not sure if that's the trigger in the parser).

    I've got an itchy trigger finger :rolleyes:

  10. Borrowed from a NANAE post... wanted to bring it over to share :-)


    A quote:

    "A team from IBM and Cornell University in New York state, US, developed the anti-spam technique, which they call "SMTP Path Analysis". It involves examining information embedded in email messages about the route it has taken across the internet. This allows it to make a good guess as to whether or not a new message is electronic junk mail."

    Er.... :blink:

  11. Now, for the last 2 weeks, they have mentioned the actual address: 507 n gulf st Sanford NC

    I may have to take a nice drive this weekend and have lunch in Sanford :P

    Also, does anyone remember one of the satellite survey sites that would allow me to see what my house looks like?

    Terra server is a good one. But I just googled my address and my workplace. Little creeped out because I spotted my car in the workplace satellite image.

    I hope that wasn't the day I ran rampant through the parking lot.....

  12. It'll be interesting to see how long it takes for someone to create a Firefox plugin to kill this off. I guess the only other way to avoid this new critter is to not allow flash.

    I wish there was a "don't allow anything" button in browsers, it'd be easier to instruct my mom (and other clueless users).

    Anyone know of an online client list of these yo-yo's so I can just block them?

  13. I found this little goody this morning... went to the site and found NOTHING about their spam services.


    Site: SpamCop.Org

    This fine site offers two services. First, you can enter information about the spammer and they will report it to the appropriate authorities. The second, and more significant, feature is you can add your email address to their list. Apparently many marketing organizations use this list as a filter for their mailing lists.

    This is actually a very cool way to filter some spam from your inbox. It's obviously not perfect since it depends upon spammers using the lists, but if it removes even 10% it's worth the couple of minutes to add your address.

    I suppose the fact that the word "spamcop" isn't mentioned anywhere on their site, and they are based in Florida doesn't mean much.... :rolleyes:

  14. Welcome to SpamCop!

    I believe I know what you're talking about. I believe you've selected to view the technical details when manually submitting spam. What you are seeing is the actual process SpamCop goes through to "parse" the header (figure out where it's come from) as well as any links. The odd text you are seeing may not be visible to you in the spam, but is visible in the code. This is hidden text, and quite a few spammers use it to make their spam appear as valid e-mail, well, at least valid to spam filters.

    I've got Eudora and XP as well, and have been an avid SC user for more than a few years.

    Hope this helps!

  15. No Windows machine should be directly on the net. 


    What I tell our remote reps is that they should never be on the internet unprotected. When you connect to the internet, you're connecting to computers who have connected to other computers who have connected to other computers who have connected to other computers and so on and so on. If you practice safe hex, then you're good to go.

    /ok so it's a bad pun and i could have found a better word than hex.... :rolleyes:

  16. This retort is rude and antagonistic.

    What is your problem?


    Don't tell me how I should feel.

    One intrusion is too many!

    Your responses are rude and antagonistic, especially to very simple statements. Did you come here for help or to start a flame war? If you didn't want responses, you probably should not have posted here.

    Firewalls can be dangerous with a little knowledge, and can be quite helpful with more than just a little knowledge. Learning your firewall and its alerting system can assist you better than a community forum that doesn't have anything to do with your firewall system.

    I've gotten a ton of help here, and I've found that sugar always works better than vinegar.

  17. It's sad that in this day and age of constant change, people are still unhappy with change! I know I'm not the only one who saw the "Happy Holidays" at the top of my screen when I visited yesterday, but it's beyond me how anyone can see that, in a PM of all things, as spam.

    Sorry that the holidays couldn't be happier here!

  18. I suppose that the only alternative is to change my email address.  I can only use so many discount drugs and software and advertisements for my website (which will only produce more spam).  Faith and begorra! 

        zen and FAQ for dummies


    What you might want to do is create a new e-mail address that you use for just friends and family. When you subscribe to something, use your old spam-ridden e-mail address. This will (for the most part) keep your new e-mail address clean and shiny.