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  1. Using Palm Tungsten C and VersaMail 2.5 for IMAP access to Spamcop via built-in Wi-Fi card. Very convenient for on-the-fly access - message downloading is fast and don't need to stay in hotspot to read SpamCop webmail. This is a read-only functinality - can't yet configure to send - tried with Mailhop but no luck. Has anyone successfully sorted this out? Since I use more than one Wi-Fi provider, I'd like to have a durable SMTP setting. Regards, David
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    Idea to help keep people reporting spam

    Absolutely! 99% of spam gets trapped by the SCBL.
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    Is it really doing any good?

    I get spam from 10-15 who are regular offenders. rr.com chinanet.com, cnc-noc.com, kornet.net, Good point - is there another approach SC could take with the frequent offending ISPs?
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    Idea to help keep people reporting spam

    I always report from within Webmail. I hope this helps keep the SCBL up-to-date. I get only one or two spams through per day, versus 100 or more trapped in held mail each day.
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    Lost Email

    Have had intermittant log in problems today (both IMAP to client software and webmail). Seems to be back up now, though somewhat slower than usual.
  6. Can I use my VeriSign ID for Spamcop webmail? It works well when sending via Outlook Express. I exported the ID to a floppy and tried an upload to Spamcop - not sure how to upload this info. other than via a PC7 file. Error message received when trying to send digitally-signed email -- passphrase not valid. I double-checked the passphrase when exporting my ID to a floppy which I used to try uploading personal private key. If anyone has successfully enabled S/MIME, could you please let me know. Thanks, David
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    is spamcop webmail down?

    No IMAP service at 10:04 BST (5:04 EDT).
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    Jeff G.'s Hotspot SMTP-Auth Provider Status Report

    Hi Jeff, i use Mailhop Outbound to get around SMTP limitations with my PDA on the go. I have a Palm with VersaMail. All accounts are IMAP, so I can download subject headers on the fly using GPRS via my IR to a Nokia phone or in a Wi-Fi hotspot. I use Outbound to send messages so I don't have to fiddle with changing SMTP depending on the method of connection. This sure beats carrying a laptop everywhere! For instance, I sent a quick message (typed on the Palm keyboard) last night from a restaurant in Old Compton St while waiting for my main course. The whole process of taking out the phone and PDA from my pack, activating the IR function, connecting via GPRS to my mobile network, downloading message headers, checking content where needed and closing up all takes just a few minutes. You'll notice a slight delay on the outbound SMTP as Mailhop needs to verify details - but on GPRS this was about 10 seconds - not bad for 'set and forget'. I'm curious if anyone else reading this does similar things (to) with their PDA.
  9. Sure, it takes some time to manage mail, but Spamcop gives you, the user, the control over ALL messages. There is no big brother or corporate IT department deciding what is and is not a legitimate message. Held Mail is just that, it is there for the user to review. In past months, I've picked up some critical, legitimate messages that have been trapped. Were it automatically canned, I would have missed some important business contacts. Based on experience, I have used the Spamcop settings to tailor score, blacklists, whitelists, etc. to work well. Compared to a previous, canned package from an antivirus vendor, Spamcop is a much richer package. Here is how I use Spamcop with multiple machines and a PDA. Spamcop POPs incoming from my ISP. I mainly access SC Webmail from wired and wireless broadband connections. I also use IMAP to download either message headers or full text and attachments for off-line reading via my laptop (using Eudora 6.1) or PDA (Wi-Fi or GPRS connections). I'm now confident that if I need to check for incoming in a hurry, I will get legitimate messages, with the junk and the in-between waiting until I have more time to review. Thanks to all for making this happen!
  10. I got a similar response at first but checked the forum again for specifics on my email client. The cut-and-paste method didn't work so I used forward-as-attachment with OE and that worked fine. Big improvement in false positives (legitimate but held email) following this reconfiguration. I get 3-5 spam messages coming through per day to the inbox but haven't noticed any legitimate trapped messages for the past couple of weeks. Thanks to everyone at Spamcop!
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    Cannot report Spam

    Has anything changed for people in 'mole' mode? For the past week or so, I haven't received any reporting emails after using Report as spam function from within Webmail. I still receive about 5-6 screens of spam per day. Should I change to active reporting?
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    Cannot report Spam

    I've been a paying webmail user with a stable IMAP set-up for the past six months. As of a week ago, I can no longer use the quick reporting functions from within Webmail. I just tried to report held mail via mailsc.spamcop.net and got messages that 'your reporting privileges have been suspended'. Have I done something wrong, and is there a way to fix this?
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    Secure Login

    I use Eudora 6.1 (beta version) for SSL access in public hotspots. Though there are a few bugs in the software related to IMAP settings, the Spamcop side works well. If you need help with settings, please reply here.
  14. Thanks for your suggestions. I checked several of the legitimate, but held, emails. It looks like X-SpamCop-Checked is picking up my ISP. I use Telewest Blueyonder (www.blueyonder.co.uk) and the listed IP is: this is one of the largest ISPs in the UK. I added this IP address to my whitelist. Is that the right approach or could you suggest something else?
  15. Similar problem - legitimate email is now being trapped in Held Mail. Changes in the spam filter number don't seem to make a difference. I also have tried Release and Whitelist but new additions aren't making it on the saved whitelist. I'm starting to miss some important messages (and meetings).
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    Is "mole" reporting effective?

    I'm also a 'mole' - don't see a reduction but at least no increase - i get about 4-5 screens of spam per day and only a few manage to get through.
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    smtp server

    Same problem here, especially when using various Wi-Fi hotspots or over GPRS. You can use the DynDNS.org service. See URL below for details: http://www.dyndns.org/services/mailhop/outbound
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    webmail down

    SC webmail back up after interruption - thanks, David
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    Forwarding vs. POPing

    I use a mix of POP and IMAP access from multiple machines. Daily access via webmail or IMAP on laptop or Palm. Spamcop POPs my ISP and I POP Spamcop once a week or so from my main home PC to clean up the inbox. No problem with mail loops and incoming/outgoing email has my ISP address.
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    Mole v. Active Reporting

    I've been in 'mole status' for about 3 months, reporting spam via the webmail options each time i log in. spam volume is roughly the same, averaging around 200 messages per day. I suspect my earlier use of a Spamfilter product (McAfee) which sent out bounces and reports to ISPs actually resulted in higher volume. Your help files note that some spammers can detect valid email addresses even through Spamcop's mudging process. Appreciate any suggestions here. Thanks, David
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    Spamcop on Palm

    Thanks. I have Mailhop which works on one of my other email accounts through my ISP. Somehow, the settings aren't quite there for the Spamcop access. Will try some new settings and come back to the board with results.
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    Use calendar to mark events

    Good topic! I was a CompuServe user in the late 80s through the early 90s - first moved to SLIP dial-up access in 1993 - can't remember spam that far back. Would be interesting to see significant dates with graphics on estimated spam volume.
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    GMT No Longer Recommended

    I'm just about on the Greenwich Meridien in London. The Beeb, as you might expect, uses GMT, though their credibility has been called into question via the Hutton report. Anyhow, UTC, TUC, GMT, 0 hrs - diversity makes life more interesting!
  24. Telewest Broadbank in U.K. www.blueyonder.co.uk Using Webmail and OE popping Spamcop with ISP as send and receive destination. This works reliably - no problem with bounces and throughput time is within a few minutes. David