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Ariel

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  1. Ariel

    Mail/dns issues

    Seriously. Problems occur, but the lack of communication is unacceptable.
  2. Is it possible to set up my Spamcop email to check mail on a server that uses non-standard ports? For example, my cable internet provider uses SSL & port 995 for POP3...
  3. Someone should email it the contents of this thread from its own server using the SMTP Auth hack.
  4. Ariel

    Curious reply....

    The largest financial institution in the world, FYI.
  5. Unless it shows me why the messages were blocked, like the "old" URL does, I don't like it. Why was this changed? It was working fine before.
  6. Agreed... seems to be a problem in general with Horde.
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    This service really sucks

    It's very hard to understand what is really going on here... but this is what I think the poster is saying: He has some web sites "out there" somewhere that collect orders. Those web sites forward the orders to his dial-up (!) email account. So... instead of forwarding those emails, why don't you just set up your email client to connect to the email servers of the web sites, directly? Makes more sense to do that if you have to reply to the emails, IMO... I know if I sent an order to orders[at]somecompany.com and I got an email back from unprofessionaluser[at]dialupisp.com I would question whether or not I should be doing business with that company. Also, you do realize that it is your dial-up ISP that is blocking the emails, right? Spamcop is not blocking them. Your complaints should really go to that dial-up ISP.
  8. Stop spamming? Seriously, if you're sending to spam traps (which are unused, unpublished email addresses), either you or someone who shares your mail server's IP has been sending spam. You automatically delist from Spamcop 48 hours after the last spam report. By the way, according to senderbase: Last day 782% Last 30 days 182% Sounds like your IP jumped up in its mail sending dramatically. If you send through your ISP, you might want to contact them.. if it's your server, please fix the problem.
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    Nigerian Spam

    Plus there are people that lose all of their money and even their lives to these scams (look at www.419eater.com). I don't think it's very funny. It is amazing that people fall for it, but there are people out there that do.
  10. Ariel

    Strange webmail logon message

    I suggest you check your HOSTS file.
  11. Ariel

    Spamcop Certified ISPs?

    "Spamcop Certified" ISP's... a great idea! At the very least, you'd know that the ISP is serious about resolving problems on it's own end in addition to preventing spam from reaching its customers.
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    valid address on blacklist

    You should ask your ISP to whitelist the Yahoo list for you. I use Spamcop's filtered email (and of course use Spamcop's block list among others), and I also subscribe to a couple of Yahoo groups. I have my groups whitelisted, and there is no problem. If your ISP can't whitelist those email addresses, perhaps you should either look for a new ISP, or sign up for a free email account (maybe on Yahoo itself!)
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    What's The Point?

    Well it at least keeps them on the blocklist.
  14. Ariel

    New Look Browser Issues

    OK All that talk abouth CSS2 but 3 of the stylesheets AINT valid CSS 2 The: common.css default.css And: clean.css And all the pages is NOT HTML 4.01 valid. Mayby it voud bee a good ideer to get that right before blaming IE ??? LOL.
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    "This site best viewed with anything but IE."

    Gee, why don't you mention that to all of the websites that design with IE only in mind. I get fed up with those quickly, since I prefer to use Mozilla. What really needs to be done is to design websites to the established standard. If certain browsers can't keep up, then that's their problem. I realize that IE vs Mozilla vs Opera, and Windows vs Linux vs Mac, etc are very important to some people, to the point that very heated debates start up. I don't think that's really necessary here. When I design a web page, I make sure it works in the major browsers properly. I don't really care about the underlying "religious" issues - I just want everyone to see my site properly; I don't care what browser they use.
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    "This site best viewed with anything but IE."

    I find this annoying too. Maybe reword it to say "This page best viewed in Mozilla" or whatever. Although, I question the wisdom of designing a page that won't work properly with all browsers.
  17. Ariel

    SPAM surge after reporting

    Sounds like you need Spamcop's filtering system (or a similar service), not the reporting system...
  18. Ariel

    Solomon Islands

    fixed above.
  19. Ariel

    Solomon Islands

    The first couple of responses to the "Whole Country Banned" post were pretty rude....
  20. Ariel

    Spam vs. Virus

    If you think these forums (and I might add that nearly every software and/or service provider company in the world by now uses some sort of forum system for support) are too difficult, maybe you should try the newsgroups and see how well your rant goes over there...
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    Yahoo! groups

    It looks like all the group traffic comes from servers named n[1-150].grp.scd.yahoo.com Is that what you whitelisted, or did you just whitelist all of Yahoo!? Both seem fairly reasonable to me. AFAIK, the whitelist works for the actual email FROM address. I have the FROM address for both groups on my whitelist.
  22. Ariel

    Yahoo! groups

    I use Spamcop's block list, and I subscribe to two Yahoo groups, which are whitelisted. Works well for me.
  23. Ariel

    MASSIVE LAWSUIT AGAINST SCOTT RICHTER...

    IMHO, now that spam is a recognized problem for the internet, most computer users who are blocked by spamcop are 'ignorant' not innocent. For the smaller percentage who are blocked, for a short time, by a reporter or parser error, again only those who are ignorant claim victim status. Others are inconvenienced but understand that it is like getting in a traffic jam - it may not be your fault, but there is no one to rant and rave at. And if you do, it merely sours your stomach, annoys the people who hear you, and sometimes even delays the solution of the problem. Miss Betsy <shrug> I'd say the average Comcast customer is mostly innocent. If Comcast is the only Broadband ISP in your area, it's not easy to switch ISP's (although you can certainly use another provider or even a free provider for email). I don't think you can say that the Comcast user is "ignorant". But I still agree with the blocking of Comcast, as long as what's being reported is truly UCE, which 99.9% of the reports probably are.
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    MASSIVE LAWSUIT AGAINST SCOTT RICHTER...

    Unfortunately it's not that simple. If it were only a few spams a day, most people probably wouldn't get worked up over it. I was content to delete the few spams I received every day for a long time... until I started a job which required my email address to be published on the web. After that, I started receiving over 200 spams per day, and it interfered with my ability to conduct business (sales inquiries and proposals getting lost in the spam, etc). That's when I found Spamcop and its very good email filtering service. I changed jobs a few months ago, so my spam problem is gone, but I still use Spamcop's email filtering for my personal email addresses (which only receive a little bit of spam). As far as the Spamcop block list is concerned, I can say that I have yet to get a legit email blocked (though SpamAssasin and some of the other lists block legit emails occasionally... but whitelisting fixes that). That is a testament to the accuracy of the list. Do some innocent people get burned sometimes by the scbl? Yes, unfortunately. But blacklists are the only way to stop or reduce spam, unfortunately.
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