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 - 126.96.36.199
188.8.131.52 is host100.apollohosting.com
(Help) (Trace IP) (Senderbase lookup)
184.108.40.206 listed in bl.spamcop.net (127.0.0.2)
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.