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  1. mikemars

    Spamcop Alternatives?

    I've ended up going for a combination of thunderbird (for access from my PC) & gmail (for the new account and also webmail, mostly because I'm an Android guy and the integration with my phone is therefore good). I've updated my various domains to forward to gmail, and moved my spamcop inbox (POPing) & sent-items (via IMAP) across. It took an afternoon. GMail isn't as flexible with multiple domains / user names as I wanted, but it does seem to cope with 5000-odd emails in my inbox without even blinking. The main issue is my ISP which does not do email forwarding(!!?!), only POPing & IMAP. This means that there is up to an hour lag before my email is retrieved (unlike spamcop which had a reasonable polling rate).
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    Spamcop Alternatives?

    Well, it sounds (to me at least) like they're winding down the spamcop email side of their CESmail business at least (although maybe not their corporate side). This is all a bit depressing - been using the spamcop email since roughly 2000 (give or take, I forget the exact year). This is my email setup --- * Various domains forwarded to my ISP * My ISP has a unique subdomain for each user, so email is of the form <xxxxx>[at]myuserid.myisp.net Therefore I have a LOT of unique email addresses (I register on every site with a different email) * Spamcop email then POPs my ISP email. I read & write emails from spamcop webmail. Some email gets sent direct to spamcop (although a minority). I used to archive email to my PC every year or so but haven't for a long while (so now I have 5 years of email online). So I really need to find two things. Firstly a domain-friendly webmail service (ideally one which can auto-create folders based on the TO: email address, hence categorising them by each registered website), and secondly a new email client for my PC which I can use to download & archive the emails (preferably including the sent mail). I heard 'thunderbird' client mentioned in one of the threads, is it any good?
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    Email account expired; NO warning

    Now I wish I hadn't found the renewal link ... 1 year subscription for 4 months of service.
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    Email account expired; NO warning

    My diary tells me that I should be renewing about now, since it was roughly this time for the last 2 years that I renewed, but I haven't seen a renewal email either. -- Edit: If it helps anybody, I found the renewal link via google: mail.spamcop.net/account_renew.php Done the renewal, the page says it was due on the 26th, so not sure why I didn't get a reminder email (the #2 post above says it should have arrived a couple of weeks ago)? Is it just one email, or a series of them?
  5. I've been using it for a similar time also (somewhere between 1999 & 2001 I think), it's mostly been trouble-free. This is the longest outage I can recall.
  6. 5 hours for me, but still a few older emails coming through as well.
  7. I am now down to 7 hours behind, which is a steady improvement over 20-odd hours yesterday.
  8. If it's a 550 bounce then it isn't a simple 'joe-job' reply-address spoof. IMHO that indicates that the spams are genuinely being sent from the spamcop email server (but probably not from your account).
  9. I haven't had any in the last 23 hours. So an outtage of nearly a day for me. Fingers crossed that Jeff finds the problem :-)
  10. I'm also missing both POP-ed inbound mail via my ISP & also direct incoming email to spamcop.net. I watched it being recieved in my ISP's webmail, it disappeared after 10 minutes or so as you would expect (so spamcop is successfully POPing it), but it never appeared in my inbox. Also checked held folder & greylist, nothing there either. I would guess that it is stuck somewhere inside the spamcop systems. Ditto with a test email sent directly to my spamcop account - it seems to be sent OK from the other side but isn't arriving.
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    Webmail issue

    I couldn't see anything relevant there apart from the 'contact us' link... so I have sent the query via that. -Cheers, Mike
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    Webmail issue

    I've been getting the same message myself over the last few weeks.
  13. Hi, Many thanks for both pointers, I've located the relevent FAQ entries, and emailed both deputies and my postmaster at work with tracking id etc. -Cheers, Mike
  14. Hi, I managed to report one of my own emails as spam, any way to revoke the report? http://mailsc.spamcop.net/mcgi?action=gett...rtid=1938018055
  15. Hi, I've had the same problem with FreeServe, complete lack of comprehension of the problem from their support staff. No resolution as yet, I haven't got any current customers who use freeserve so I've given up trying to sort it out. Perhaps getting the freeserve customer themselves to raise the query may help (although I doubt it). -Mike
  16. Hi Folks, I've had problems replying to mail recently, the most recent example follows (A FreeServe account). Previously I've had problems sending mail to FSNet.co.uk (possibly related to freeserve judging from the name?). Is this error being generated on the FreeServe side or the Spamcop side? -Yours, Mike Final-Recipient: rfc822;steven[at]xxxxxxxx.freeserve.co.uk Action: failed Status: 5.0.0 (permanent failure) Diagnostic-Code: smtp; 5.1.0 - Unknown address error 554-': Client host rejected: Access denied' (delivery attempts: 0) Reporting-MTA: dns; c60.cesmail.net The following message to <steven[at]xxxxxxxx.freeserve.co.uk> was undeliverable. The reason for the problem: 5.1.0 - Unknown address error 554-'<c60.cesmail.net[216.154.195.49]>: Client host rejected: Access denied'
  17. Hi all, I haven't got much more data available as yet - I'd certainly agree that it looks like FreeServe is rejecting the messages before they've reached the FreeServe mail system. This is the third FreeServe customer I've tried to reply to over the last fortnight or so, and all have failed with a 554 error. Its a bit awkward since freeServe is one of the most popular ISPs in the UK... <doh> But read on... Following are: 1) The response to a query about the issue I sent to FreeServe / FSNet ... (now called Wanadoo). Personally I think they've got the wrong end of the stick. I'm also beginning to wonder if they're actually using a whitelist rather than a blacklist, and not finding [216.154.195.49] on the whitelist. 2) The complete message source of the failure message (munged). -------------------------------------- Return-Path: <webform.response[at]uk.wanadoo.com> Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2004 19:29:48 +0000 To: Michael Marsden <xxxxxxx[at]spamcop.net> Subject: Re: Webmail query (KMM4892980V97174L0KM) From: Wanadoo Webform Response <webform.response[at]uk.wanadoo.com> Dear Michael, Thank you for your email. If you query spamcop you should find they've blocked freeserve addresses. This is why you cant send to us. Kind Regards Wanadoo Technical Support REF:WOOTS Wanadoo Customer Helpline: 0845 3307124 A pre-recorded line offering advice on connecting to Wanadoo, using email, plus updates on the status of our Network. Calls to this line are charged at local rates, lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Customer Care: 0870 8720099 (calls charged at national rate) PC Technical support: 0906 2517517 Mac Technical support: 0906 7234000 (charged at 50p per minute, calls from mobile phones may vary depending on your operator and tariff) -------------------------------------------------- Return-Path: <> Delivered-To: spamcop-net-xxxxxx[at]spamcop.net Received: (qmail 6998 invoked from network); 9 Jul 2004 06:16:33 -0000 Received: from unknown (HELO c60.cesmail.net) (192.168.1.105) by blade4.cesmail.net with SMTP; 9 Jul 2004 06:16:33 -0000 Received: from unknown (0.0.0.0) by c60.cesmail.net with ; 09 Jul 2004 02:16:33 -0400 Date: 09 Jul 2004 02:16:33 -0400 To: xxxxxxxx[at]spamcop.net From: Mail Delivery System <MAILER-DAEMON[at]c60.cesmail.net> Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Failure) MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/report; report-type=delivery-status; boundary="10394011773001300.c60.cesmail.net" X-spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 2.63 (2004-01-11) on blade4 X-spam-Level: ** X-spam-Status: hits=2.4 tests=J_CHICKENPOX_32,J_CHICKENPOX_33,J_CHICKENPOX_43, J_CHICKENPOX_44 version=2.63 X-SpamCop-Checked: 192.168.1.105 0.0.0.0 --10394011773001300.c60.cesmail.net content-type: text/plain The following message to <steven[at]xxxxxxxxx.freeserve.co.uk> was undeliverable. The reason for the problem: 5.1.0 - Unknown address error 554-'<c60.cesmail.net[216.154.195.49]>: Client host rejected: Access denied' --10394011773001300.c60.cesmail.net content-type: message/delivery-status Final-Recipient: rfc822;steven[at]xxxxxxxxxx.freeserve.co.uk Action: failed Status: 5.0.0 (permanent failure) Diagnostic-Code: smtp; 5.1.0 - Unknown address error 554-'<c60.cesmail.net[216.154.195.49]>: Client host rejected: Access denied' (delivery attempts: 0) Reporting-MTA: dns; c60.cesmail.net --10394011773001300.c60.cesmail.net content-type: message/rfc822 Received: (qmail 23289 invoked by uid 99); 9 Jul 2004 06:16:31 -0000 Received: from xxxxx.demon.co.uk (xxxxx.demon.co.uk [80.176.xxxxxxx]) by webmail.spamcop.net (Horde) with HTTP for <xxxxxxxxx[at]spamcop.net[at]cesmail.net>; Fri, 9 Jul 2004 07:16:31 +0100 Message-ID: <20040709071631.e4rfmqwjoggg0k0s[at]webmail.spamcop.net> Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2004 07:16:31 +0100 From: Michael Marsden <xxxxxxxxx[at]spamcop.net> To: steven green <steven[at]xxxxxxxxxx.freeserve.co.uk> Subject: Re: book on oils References: <001001c46610$5bddf800$9865fea9[at]yourlr8kjonf0j> In-Reply-To: <001001c46610$5bddf800$9865fea9[at]yourlr8kjonf0j> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="ISO-8859-1" Content-Disposition: inline Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit User-Agent: Internet Messaging Program (IMP) 4.0-cvs Hi Steven, From memory I'm reasonably sure it does, but I can't double-check because I've already packed it! I put 1st class postage on it, so you should receive it on Saturday if the Post Office are being good. -Yours, Mike Quoting steven green <steven[at]xxxxxxxx.freeserve.co.uk>: > Hi mike,look forward to the book,its for a friend down stairs. Just one > question does it say what the oils are used for,it really doesn't matter if > not.all the best Steve --10394011773001300.c60.cesmail.net--
  18. Hi, much of my mail is routed through FreeParking.co.uk, but I noticed that some of it was being blocked ... (by pure co-incidence when I was re-training my mailhosts entries - the blocked mails were the spamcop robot ones!). I had a look at the header, and I think 207.35.205.45 is the problem. Could it be possible that someone has accidently reported this address due to not having a fully trained mailhost setting? (I just hope that 'someone' isn't me!). -Yours, Mike Parsing input: 207.35.205.45 host 207.35.205.45 = pop.freeparking.co.uk (cached) [report history] Routing details for 207.35.205.45 [refresh/show] Cached whois for 207.35.205.45 : noc[at]in.bell.ca Using abuse net on noc[at]in.bell.ca abuse net in.bell.ca = abuse[at]bellnexia.net, abuse[at]sympatico.ca Using best contacts abuse[at]bellnexia.net abuse[at]sympatico.ca Statistics: 207.35.205.45 listed in bl.spamcop.net (127.0.0.2) More Information.. 207.35.205.45 not listed in dnsbl.njabl.org 207.35.205.45 not listed in dnsbl.njabl.org 207.35.205.45 not listed in cbl.abuseat.org 207.35.205.45 not listed in dnsbl.sorbs.net 207.35.205.45 not listed in relays.ordb.org. Reporting addresses: abuse[at]bellnexia.net abuse[at]sympatico.ca --- Munged mail header --- Return-Path: <service[at]admin.spamcop.net> Delivered-To: spamcop-net-xxxxxxxxxx[at]spamcop.net Received: (qmail 20753 invoked from network); 11 Jun 2004 22:45:40 -0000 Received: from unknown (HELO c60.cesmail.net) (192.168.1.105) by blade6.cesmail.net with SMTP; 11 Jun 2004 22:45:40 -0000 Received: from mailgate.cesmail.net (216.154.195.36) by c60.cesmail.net with SMTP; 11 Jun 2004 18:45:37 -0400 X-Ironport-AV: i="xxxxxxxxxxxx"; d="scan'208"; a="xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" Received: (qmail 22677 invoked from network); 11 Jun 2004 22:45:36 -0000 Received: from unknown (HELO mailgate.cesmail.net) (192.168.1.101) by mailgate.cesmail.net with SMTP; 11 Jun 2004 22:45:36 -0000 Received: from pop3.mail.demon.net [194.217.242.253] by mailgate.cesmail.net with POP3 (fetchmail-6.2.1) for xxxxxxxx[at]spamcop.net (single-drop); Fri, 11 Jun 2004 18:45:36 -0400 (EDT) Received: from punt-3.mail.demon.net by mailstore for xxxxxxxxxxx[at]xxxxx.demon.co.uk id 1BYubE-0007ZD-Rd; Fri, 11 Jun 2004 22:34:12 +0000 Received: from [194.217.242.210] (helo=lon1-hub.mail.demon.net) by punt-3.mail.demon.net with esmtp id 1BYubE-0007ZD-Rd for xxxxxxxx[at]xxxxx.demon.co.uk; Fri, 11 Jun 2004 22:34:12 +0000 Received: from [207.61.90.203] (helo=MailRunner.FreeParking.Com) by lon1-hub.mail.demon.net with esmtp id 1BYubE-0001Gt-7a for xxxxxxxxx[at]xxxxx.demon.co.uk; Fri, 11 Jun 2004 22:34:12 +0000 Received: from [207.35.205.45] (helo=freeparking.com) by MailRunner.FreeParking.Com with esmtp (Exim 4.24 #1 (Debian)) id 1BYul7-00019j-2Z for <xxxxxxxxxxxx[at]xxxxx.demon.co.uk>; Fri, 11 Jun 2004 18:44:25 -0400 Received: with MailEnable Postoffice Connector; Fri, 11 Jun 2004 18:34:26 -0400 Received: from spamcop.net ([206.14.107.102]) by freeparking.com with MailEnable ESMTP; Fri, 11 Jun 2004 18:34:23 -0400 X-SpamCop-Conf: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx X-SpamCop-Test1: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Received: from [80.176.xxx.xxx (my static IP)] by spamcop.net with HTTP; Fri, 11 Jun 2004 22:33:29 GMT From: SpamCop robot <mhconf.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx[at]cmds.spamcop.net> To: xxxxx[at]xxxxxxxxx.co.uk Subject: SpamCop account configuration email Precedence: list Message-ID: <xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx[at]msgid.spamcop.net> Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 22:33:29 GMT X-Mailer: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Q312461; .NET CLR 1.1.4322) via http://www.spamcop.net/ v1.331 X-spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 2.63 (2004-01-11) on blade6 X-spam-Level: *** X-spam-Status: hits=3.0 tests=FORGED_MUA_MOZILLA,FROM_HAS_MIXED_NUMS version=2.63 X-SpamCop-Checked: 192.168.1.105 216.154.195.36 192.168.1.101 194.217.242.253 194.217.242.210 207.61.90.203 207.35.205.45 X-SpamCop-Disposition: Blocked bl.spamcop.net
  19. Hi folks, Here's an item for the wishlist. I'd quite like to be able to be able to modify the quick reporting behaviour from webmail, allowing me to check/uncheck spamvertised sites etc without having to cut and paste repeatedly. Basically, if there were an option to either feed the spam to quickreport (as present), or populate as many Report spam forms as required, that would suit me down to the ground ;-) -Mike
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