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  1. I had to shut down my spamcop address because of a "Joe Job" spam attack ... now it's over and I cannot find the original place to get the spamcop mail hooked back up. I re-read the instructions but the form returns a 404. :-( Any help?
  2. there have been a rash of attachment spams lately -- does anyone know if these are malwre? We got 8 this morning -- all said "Photos" like someone was sending me a photo . . . this one is an "invoice" ... we've gotten a rash of those too. Spamcop never finds the sender, and reporting is basically worthless. The IP resolves to somewhere in Iran ... are these ISIS terrorists trying to break in? In my email it looks sort of like this screen capture :
  3. Using this "User Notification" and "Additional Notes" fields, can the REAL ISP of the offending cybercrime site be notified? Is this right?
  4. They're okay. Check KNUJON on LinkedIN . It's just a major HUGE operation, and they're dreadfully underpaid and understaffed. But keep sending those reports. I got my updated report just the other day. :-)
  5. > Are we losing the battle ? Yes > Would help if you showed a Tracking Url Since Spamcop stopped doing email services we no longer get the bulk reports of spam reported with tracking URLs. Now we must manually save them -- a huge problem if you're reporting hundreds of spams a day. But soon you can just give up. There will be no use trying to fight the deluge of cybercrime. Obama is giving the NS system anad DNS to a band of international rogues, mainly Chinese and Russians. At that point, it won't matter. You'll be innundated with spam and nobody cares. At that point, I'm probably throwing in the towell. I have over 9,000 documented spam "Kills" as recorded by Knujon. I've reported over 96,000 spams in the past decade. It's time for me to get off the grid and take my boat to the islands to live out my final days in unconnected bliss. :-)
  6. You are correct. We've seen the same problem -- where "spamvertised" sites have been included in the reporting for over a decade, Spamcop has stopped recognizing the links. I believe it's a glitch, or bug in the parser. They couldn't have done it intentionally because they know it's just useless to report only the sending emailer. If they did, in fact, do it intentionally it's probably some political pressure because some of the "big boys" are annoyed by getting so many reports. Enom is a ring leader. Now that AMAZON is implicated in so much cyber crime activities, perhaps they brought their huge hammer down on Spamcop. We just don't know. But you can bet, both Google and Amazon are making a pile of money off the spam, cybercrime and cyber terrorism industry they don't dare hinder it. Now Microsoft is in the stew, and a percentage of the spammers are using the Microsoft Cloud. It's a hit for cyber criminals because Spamcop and similar automated reporting services recognize the 'cloud' as "No Master" ... so there's nobody to report to. If you Manually dissect the headers and links you'll find out exactly where it's coming from, right down to the machine IP address. Unfortunately, the "cloud" just renders "No Master" or large spam-friendly hosts like or true cybercrime cartels like Enom. You should go and check in to and begin reporting spam to them. They will accept a mailbox text file upload, so it's not a matter of reporting each spam. They parse and database "bad" web sites, hosts and registrars, and then petition through ICANN by identifying rogue registrars and criminal cartels. This is not necessarily shutting down spammers in the trenches -- but in the bigger picture, they're getting the huge cartels identified and squashed. . . . . that's thanks for reading. Fred
  7. Two or three fields should be added to the form that would include the "Spamvertised" site links. Since Spamcop form is broken and no longer 'finds' links in the spam, the reporting is sort of useless. The sender of the email is not helping curb the spam. Follow the money trail to the actual cyber criminals involved. Serious spam reporters can follow redirects and get the actual sites responsible for the spam. THOSE are the links / URLs / hosts that need to go into the black hole. To avoid abuse of those fields, perhaps a second level of reporting volunteers who will utilize the "executive" form correctly. I know you're very paranoid about false positives, but in that effort, you're missing the real culprits.
  8. Yesterday, Spamcop stopped including spamvertised web links in the reports. Generally it does no good what so ever to report the spam to the email provider of the sender. These are all throw-away email addresses which have no consequense on the spam sent or the cyber gang profiting from the spam. The entity advertised in the spam is the cyber criminal that should be reported. In many cases, the links are redirects or "single hop" links that get reported. These are of no consequence either because the spam uses them to bounce the victim to the actual spamvertised site. Most recently, these redirect links are at "No Master" hosts, and don't get reported anyway. This is the classic scenario of the porn, and pharma industries. We have been manually getting the target site link and manually reporting those to the admins responsible. We know this technique works because the sites are shut down and the spammer has to set up shop elsewhere. Which we then report. This is tedius and time consuming work. Spamcop should put a few fields in the REPORT form for the purpose of actually going after the creators of the spam. . . . two or three fields for "Spamvertised Web Links" . . . that way, the actual firm hosting the cyber criminals can be alerted.
  9. Many of the links are dead. Congratulations to Spamcop for continuing the good fight when so many other supposed "spam fighting sites" have dropped by the wayside.
  10. I've been tracking those guys from,, and -- who continue to hammer us with those video spams. You've seen them, car insurance, body enhancements, but mostly and . . . For the past several days Spamcop does not report, but sends a reply "ISP has indicated this will be resolved sometime after 02/02/2016" Heck guys -- it's the 11th of February. They told you it would be resolved so you would turn off the reporting . . . in 8 days they can send 200,000,000,000 spams. and, I just got a flurry just 15 minutes ago. So they haven't resolved the issue. "Sometime after . . . " can mean February of 2030. C'mon guys, I know you're not that gullible!
  11. My compliments to the developers of this . . . very handsome forum -- a VAST improvement over the previous. BRAVO
  12. This thread reflects a typical complaint we've seen hundreds of times over the past ten years or so. We should all remember one of the original cardinal rules of the online world : FREE anything gives you what you pay for. Anyone who uses free email providers like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, and so forth should expect what ever trouble is dished out. Those services are provided free for a purpose: to gather meta data to sell to advertisers and spammers. We've now even discovered Amazon involved in complicity with cybercrime. Those services are intensely interested in your every move, post, comment, email, and website visit -- as well as those of everyone with whom you communicate. In 1988 we warned all new subscribers to our Compuserve and GEnie forums, and continued to provide the same warnings in the UG neighborhood at the launch of AOL : >> Don't put anything online you don't want published. >> There is, and never will be any security. Wonder why people didn't learn that lesson.
  13. Too bad we cannot post directly to the Black Hole !!!

    1. showker


      After reporting a particular spam cartel hundreds of times, even contacting their providers, they continue. We, as loyal and trusted spam reporters with 20-years-plus experience should be allowed to post those IP blocks and domains DIRECTLY to the block lists and black holes. Human intervention is almost always more accurate than simple robots.

  14. If you see this screen capture : You will see that tells Spamcop it will resolve the issue after the 28th . . . but as you can see by my time stamp, it's the 29th. We've seen this tactic used hundreds of times. This particular wave has been going on since September, and they spamvertise about six different sites -- illegal drugs -- and after reporting a bunch, I'll get this notice -- and Spamcop doesn't report. They keep spamming and in a couple of days, Spamcop is once again accepting the reports. Even if the ISP claims they'll stop the spam, Spamcop should continue the reports. This spam cartel uses WhoIS masking, and all the techniques that mark those spammers who intend to continue and ignore Spamcop.
  15. No, there's nothing strange about that. I reported the SpamCop "Dear John" letter on the Knujon forum the same day it was received. Of COURSE that's a BIG DEAL. Knujon and Spamcop were an excellent duo, working in concert to squash spam. I'm only sorry more SpamCop users didn't participate with Knujon because it would have been much more effective. You see, Spamcop had the engines to segregate the spams, dig up the spamvertised sites, and file reports. I Saved the "Held" mail after reporting through spamcop, then forwarded that compressed mailbox (sometimes dozens of megs) to Knujon. Now Knujon has the analysis system to run the metrics on the spamvertised sites and then, through governmental and ICANN lobbying, bring pressure to bear on the rogue registrars, and cyber criminal ISPs. Many have been shut down. The nice thing about Knujon is they also keep all the member's metrics. So you can look up the spam you've reported and see how many, who, and where that particular criminal stands in the reporting schedule. Since joining Knujon (almost the day they opened) I've reported more than 67,000 spams. A portion of those providers were closed. It's a shame about Spamcop ... I've not found any provider who stores that spam and reports it. I cannot get Spamcop's email to accept my forwarded spam, and unless I report one-by-one through the online form -- they don't get reported. We're witnessing the end of spam reporting. Nobody is going to go to the trouble to manually report dozens to hundreds of spams a day. I found a provider using HORDE that is very close to the spamcop interface, and could import the mbox files downloaded from Spamcop. The reporting component is the only thing now gone. :-( And all those who jumped to Gmail have done the world a great disservice. Google intentionally refuses spam and cybercrime reports because all that traffic adds to their metrics for selling ads. They are also storing, filtering and analyzing your mail on a moment-to-moment basis for more advertising metrics. It would be good if nobody used Gmail, or Yahoo mail for that matter. Here : try this experiment ... Invent a new domain and new email address. Set it up. Now register with Google. Now, measure the time it takes for the first spam to arrive. Our most recent event (prompted by Spamcop ending mail services) was 34 minutes and some odd seconds. The first spam did not come from Google, but it was also "unroutable" to Spamcop reporting. ????? 34 minutes. Now, a week later, this address is getting several dozen spams a week. And that's only because I cranked up the ISPs spam filters. Go figure If you wanted to know what I've been doing in my spare time ... is donating my time to Safenetting, and the User Group Network community service web sites . . . and . . .