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  1. On 10/25/2019 at 11:41 AM, Lking said:

    Looking at some of my current spam it looks like the last "Content-Type:" may be out of place.  I would suggest after you past in the spam, insert a blank line after the "To: undisclosed-recipients:;" line.

    Hi Lking:

    FINALLY, I got another example where this happened again. (The previous one had gotten too old to report.)

    I tried your suggestion, and yes, it did work!

    Thanks!


  2. OK, now I am trying to submit spam from gmail that clearly DOES have a line of body text; but I still get this error message: 

    "

    SpamCop v 5.1.0 © 2019 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
    Here is your TRACKING URL - it may be saved for future reference:
    https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6584873459z5344c0b39e5e54d496f00cfa617f17c6z

    No body text provided, check format of submission. spam must have body text.
    If reported today, reports would be sent to:

    Re: 209.85.220.65 (Administrator of network where email originates)

    network-abuse@google.com

    "

    I have tried inserting one or more blank lines, or extra lines of explanatory text. Still get the same error message.

    Submitting by pasting (since forwarding as an attachment looks like 1000x more effort than I wanted to spend to report one spam!)


  3. I don't understand why there must be body text. So, all a spammer has to do is put the spam message entirely in the subject line, with no body text, and then SpamCop is unable to process his spam? I get this message whenever I submit spam from a spammer who has recognized this way to be unreportable to SpamCop. When all spammers have figured this out, and put all their spam messages into the subject line with no body text, then SpamCop will become completely useless? So SpamCop is really so easy for spammers to get around? Am I missing something here?


  4. Thanks, MIG, sorry but I did not notice before that there are now 2 "..." menus (or maybe it was always that way), and I was selecting the wrong one.

    Now when I select the correct "..." menu, I DO see the "View message source" choice, so I AM able to complete your Steps C and D.

    However, it still does not work; and the SpamCop parser does not give a TRACKING URL. It still says only

    "Sorry, SpamCop has encountered errors:
    Headers not found.

    It appears you did not provide all email headers.  Please consult this FAQ
    for more information on getting full headers from your software, then try
    again.

    <https://www.spamcop.net/fom-serve/cache/19.html>"

     

    I should mention that, at this point, I cannot yet submit actual spam mail, since, while trying to fix this problem, I deleted my mail host. Now I am trying to re-establish my mail host. So the email that I am trying to submit is this one from SpamCop robot <mhconf.zf39KL0eu1bRzJOv@cmds.spamcop.net>:

    "Hello SpamCop user,

    This email contains special codes and tracking information to help SpamCop
    figure out your specific email configuration.  Do not post this email in
    public.  It contains confidential information related to the security of
    your SpamCop account.

    Please return this complete email, preserving full headers and the special
    tracking codes below.  Visit this address:
    https://www.spamcop.net/mcgi?action=mhreturn

    Alternately, you may submit via email.  Forward the message as an
    attachment to this address.  Or create a new message and paste this email
    into it.  Either way, send it to to:

    mhconf.zf39KL0eu1bRzJOv@cmds.spamcop.net

    Some email software may only support one or the other of these submission
    methods.  For information on your email software and to learn how to get
    full headers see this FAQ:
    https://www.spamcop.net/fom-serve/cache/19.html

    Special codes follow:
    ################################################################
    X-SpamCop-Mx: hotmail-com.olc.protection.outlook.com.
    X-SpamCop-Mx-Ip: 104.47.46.33
    X-SpamCop-Mh-Name: hotmail.com
    X-SpamCop-Recip: dr_bobbs@hotmail.com
    X-SpamCop-Unixtime: 1550255621
    X-SpamCop-Conf: zf39KL0eu1bRzJOv
    X-SpamCop-Randomness: chrC9zu3WrwZ2OK9
    X-SpamCop-Hash: 006f51aae9f8f1f18eac3564f9d16c69
    ################################################################ "

     

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  5. Hello MIG,

    Thanks for all that! I completed up through Step B, but could not complete Step "C. Select spam email, then the normal procedure you've always used successfully..."

    My normal procedure was to select "View message source" under the "..." menu. But now the "..." menu (which incidentally has now moved further to the left, almost to center) no longer contains a "View message source" selection choice.


  6. I forgot to mention that I already tried "View message source" in Hotmail, and copying and pasting that.

    That used to work, but now SpamCop replies with this:

    "Sorry, SpamCop has encountered errors:
    Headers mangled

    It appears that the sample you provided has been altered.  Often, extra
    line-breaks are inserted by your software in an invalid format.  Part of
    the reason for this proceedure is to ensure that you and your software are 
    submitting spam in an error-free format.  Please review the relevant FAQ 
    for your software and ensure you are following a proceedure which returns 
    intact spam content to SpamCop.

    In this sample, the problem was found near the line:
    via BYAPR04CA0031.NAMPRD04.PROD.OUTLOOK.COM; Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:33:43 +0000"


  7. I used to be able to get Hotmail to reveal the full, unmodified email, but not any more.

    I checked SpamCop help on

    "How do I get my email program to reveal the full, unmodified email?" at https://members.spamcop.net/fom-serve/cache/19.html

    and clicked on "Hotmail and Windows Live Hotmail" to go to https://members.spamcop.net/fom-serve/cache/22.html

    Step #1 says "First, configure your options:
    On the upper right "Options | Help" links, click on "Options." Click on the "Mail Display Settings" link, find the item "Message Headers." Choose "Advanced" and click the "OK" button."

    but I cannot find any of the links mentioned, so this "help" is totally useless.

    So I have no idea what to do. I've been using SpamCop for decades, but I cannot use it any more.


  8. I had been successfully using Spamcop for many many years on both my Hotmail and Gmail accounts.

    Then last February 2018, it stopped working on Gmail. After trying a long time to fix that, a Spamcop deputy told me it can't be fixed until some changes were made. That was 9 months ago, and I guess that never got fixed. So I gave up on reporting spam for my Gmail account.

    Then today, I started getting errors on all spam reported from my Hotmail account:

    "error: couldn't parse head

    Message body parser requires full, accurate copy of message
    More information on this error.."

    I couldn't figure out what to do about this, so I tried deleting my Mailhosts so I could re-add them, and maybe that would fix it.

    I followed the instructions for "Add first hosts" and then got

    "Sorry, SpamCop has encountered errors:

    Headers mangled

    It appears that the sample you provided has been altered.  Often, extra
    line-breaks are inserted by your software in an invalid format.  Part of
    the reason for this proceedure is to ensure that you and your software are 
    submitting spam in an error-free format.  Please review the relevant FAQ 
    for your software and ensure you are following a proceedure which returns 
    intact spam content to SpamCop.

    In this sample, the problem was found near the line:
    via BYAPR02CA0013.NAMPRD02.PROD.OUTLOOK.COM; Wed, 7 Nov 2018 00:25:17 +0000

    Email software FAQs:
    <https://www.spamcop.net/fom-serve/cache/19.html>"

     

    I don't know WHAT to do next. Can't report any spam from either Hotmail or Gmail. Have no Mailhosts set up now.

    After all these years, I think it's time for me to just give up on Spamcop. I don't know why I was able to use it for so many years, but now it's just gotten way too complicated for me.

     


  9. I have had a gmail mailhost on my account for many years. Today it disappeared from my mailhost list, so I cannot report spam from that mailhost. I went through the procedures to add this mailhost back onto my list, but nothing happened -- it is still not on my mailhost list.

    Note that I also have a different gmail mailhost on my account, and THAT one did NOT disappear.

     

     

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