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    Not sure how well SpamCop is working...

    This is fun. Well as for Merlyn's comments. Less then 10 could also mean 0. The point here is this is meaningless infomation. Computers can be, and are by definition, very percise, this info is simply meaningless. Great, now we have to know all the ISP's relative rating on spam abuse. Not likely, as well anyone could sign up abuse the system and go somewhere else. While all this is happening, it would make sense to ban the domains, especially since it is for only 48 hours. Since most email is hosted in this kind of shared environment, it would make sense to give this some consideration. As well, there was a virus infestation triggered on Monday, it did send a lot of spam to many invalid addresses as well as valid ones.
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    Not sure how well SpamCop is working...

    Thanks for the info. I will try to get hold of the blocking isp. I realize they are using a beta tool for a production site. But, the issue that spamcop doesn't have some role to place in this process is, well incomplete. Sure the ISP should be managing my question but the fact is the ISP is using spamcop to manage their blacklist and spamcop is making some assumtions to for them to do that with. I quess most of my questions are around those assumptions and the nature of the information that is going with the feedback/rejected email. thanks again. -glen
  3. Here's my story. We moved to a new mail server at a hosting service last friday (1/23/04.) We are now being blocked by spamcop. In the message we received in return notifying us of the situation we receive the following info: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Query bl.spamcop.net - is host100.apollohosting.com (Help) (Trace IP) (Senderbase lookup) listed in bl.spamcop.net ( Since SpamCop started counting, this system has been reported about 120 times by about 10 users. It has been sending mail consistently for at least 23.7 days. In the past 745.2 days, it has been listed 6 times for a total of 26.3 days In the past week, this system has: Been reported as a source of spam less than 10 times Been detected sending mail to spam traps Been witnessed sending mail about 270 times +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Since we have only been on this server for about 5 days, I question the part of this message that says we have been consistanty sending mail for 23.7 days when we have only been on this server for 6 days. This brings up the question of; does spamcop blocking all email from a server regardless of the domain the email has come from? The messages Been...,Been...,Been... are really meaningless. Less then 10 times, so. sending mail to spam traps, what's a spam trap? Sending mail about 270 times. We do a lot more mail then that in a week. It would be help full if there were some defs as to the significance of these messages. As well, given the infestation of the virus that hit on monday, it seems like everyone could be likely to be sending 'spam' this last week. While the service we have now protects us from viruses our old one did not, that is how we got infested. And finally. What is the procedure to clear this up? My one user will never get to send a mail to her friend on that domain again? Layout a plan to get unblocked and re-evaluated. -glen