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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. I've been tracking those guys from OVH.ca, cloudflare.com, liquidweb.com and webclickhosting.com -- who continue to hammer us with those video spams. You've seen them, car insurance, body enhancements, but mostly geterectondemand.com and servint.com . . . 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!
  4. My compliments to the developers of this . . . very handsome forum -- a VAST improvement over the previous. BRAVO
  5. If you see this screen capture : http://www.graphic-design.com/news/2015/spam_resolve.jpg You will see that http://www.PCSmartHosting.com/ 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.
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    Keep getting hacked please read

    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.
  7. Too bad we cannot post directly to the Black Hole !!!

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      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.

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    What is Knujon On About?

    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 . . . http://www.pinterest.com/showker/safenetting/ and . . . http://www.safenetting.com/
  9. The cybercrime industry figured out how to fool Spamcop. This is happening more and more and only in the past 8 to 12 months. Spamcop cannot find the IP address and deems if a fake. However, the IP address is clearly there, and the actual web site works just fine. The web site's WhoIS of course is fake. In fact, ALL of the addresses worked fine at the time. NONE of the spamvertised sites got reported. Spamcop always did good and got the domains. Don't know why it has suddenly, in the past weeks become numb to URLs. For what it's worth ... this web site finds the offending URL and returns a fairly detailed report, with graphic. Also analyzes the malware or bad stuff at the end of the line. There's a listing of other reported URLs too. It's very, very slow. http://urlquery.net/index.php
  10. It's unfortunate. I cannot find any documentation available on how to report the spam after the closing -- other than the single entry online form. Nobody is going to use that for more than one or a few a day. It's just simply too time consuming. The notice email mentioned a "forwarding" email address . . . I cannot seem to find it. ??? I'm afraid this spells the end of spam reporting. The spammers, criminals and terrorists will have a hey-day. :-(
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    CESmail System changes

    STUPID QUESTION : if I hook up POP now, will it get everything currently stored in my Spamcop account? Where do I find the POP or IMAP instructions? --------- BTW : at 9,000 + members, [at] $29 per year, a QUARTER MILLION dollars a year seems like enough for someone else to pick up the torch ???? Wouldn't you think? Is the Spamcop.net domain going to be for sale?
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    Forwarding and FAQ update

    What they're effectively saying is that the days of fighting spam are over. Right? There's no need for us to hang around any more ... no need for us to track down the cyber criminal and correct Spamcop's mistakes or inability to actually see the "real" criminal at work. They no longer see the need to warn other people about the dangers of this or that post ... they're assuming everyone already knows about spam and phishing, stalker and predator links, malware and so forth. We no longer have to warn people not to download that embedded file, or that those Wells Fargo checks are not really checks. I don't know whether to be happy to give up the fight, or sad that I know nothing really has changed.
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    Spamcop Alternatives?

    in 1992 I set up everything with InterNIC. They were the only ones. When they started charging, we were in trouble because I had registered several hundred domains. We started getting bills for $35 per domain. We let all but about 20 go dead. (Including "buy.com") ... but who knew? I hosted my accounts via NetSol, for many years, charging clients, etc. Then one day ... a hacker hacked our server and destroyed 8 of my hosted client sites with a radical message on the front page and some kind of hack that propagated itself. NetSol's backups backed up the hack and NONE of the sites were usable from that day forward. I was ruined. So I understand "nothing lasts forever"
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    Spamcop Alternatives?

    Depressing? Is that an understatement ... I'm panicking I'm looking for a service that offers a HORDE email client and can duplicate all the folders I have here. (Not being successful)
  15. I use that function all the time to archive and/or digest specific folders for various reasons. HOWEVER having done that, there is no way to get that email BACK into the email storage client once you've moved. What we really need (come the end of September) is a way to MIGRATE the HORDE interface, along with filters and folders to the new service. Which, I'm learning is impossible.
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    Ancient joe-job story brought back to life

    Gosh, Miss Betsy . . . that's a lot of typing! Yes, but recently, the "Link Removal" joe-jobs are nearly 100% successful because everyone is scared-sightless of Google's Penguin and getting banned or dropped from Google ... so a joe-job attacking sites carrying the "adversary" links under the guise of Google gets results because the site owner removes the links without asking questions. I'm a part-time volunteer in the User Group community for Safenetting.com and UGNN.com and spent quite a few hours tracking a set of "link removal" requests to known spam and botnet providers in Romania and the middle East. Never figured out why or what was going on, except they were NOT initiated by Google. I do know it all but ruined one printing company because the joe-job was so successful. Problem is everyone is SO afraid of Google killing them in the search engines, nobody will utter a single word against Google or Penguin. Except me. Google has already killed me in the search engines, so I have no reason to be afraid of the truth. See: http://www.graphic-design.com/60-seconds/l...emoval_requests
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    Ancient joe-job story brought back to life

    WOW ... what an incredible thread! WOW. I found it searching for "joe-job' since we've (www.SafeNetting.com) discovered GOOGLE being joe-jobbed by someone ???? for SEO, their Penguin rules, and "Link Removal Requests" ... which actually turns out to be the perfect joe-job because they're nearly 100% effective ... of course until our spam-trackers get hold of them. So, while the Lounge may not be for discussing "joe-job" stories ... I thought the Lounge was for stuff people wanted to bring up that does not have an "official" topic . . . and besides, I've seen a lot stupider topics in the lounge before.
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    CESmail System changes

    HELP ... SpamCop has been my daily friend since the very, very beginning ... the service has been immaculate ... the few 'burps' have been remedied quickly and effectively. I've NEVER seen another provider, not even NetworkSolutions who could even operate in the same ballpark with SpamCop. That's why I'm crying. SpamCop has worked TOO WELL ... I've got 60 folders, with mail running back several years... 120 filters . . . dozens of signatures and "drafts" ... stationary, templates, etc., and it all works flawlessly, exactly like I want it to. DO YOU HAVE SUGGESTIONS on how to save and move all this -- in tact ???? Is there a backup method that will keep everything as it is???? Does anyone reading this know how to set up this exact HORDE locally on a Mac, so I don't have to lose it???? Does anyone know how to back-up the THOUSANDS of emails in the database ???? Does anyone know of a service I can HIRE to do the migration ???? I've been shopping for a service offering HORDE to try and duplicate this experience . . . I found one, but the HORDE isn't anything like this version, and has done away with many of the features I've come to love. I'm open to suggestions.
  19. me too. Didn't see this thread before I posted.
  20. I logged into my SpamCop account just now, and there are NO MESSAGES in the inbox ???? Earlier today there were 245 messages. ???? Is there a ceiling???? Is there a backup ????
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    Spamcop Webmail Down

    My email was unaffected by that. I didn't even know about it. The last time I grieved over Spamcop outage was about a year ago.
  22. showker

    Spamcop Webmail Down

    praying that the back emails, folder structure, etc., are all in tact. This doesn't happen often. I'm still loyal, with faith that they will remedy everything.
  23. For the sake of those who would like to inform others, NOT involved with SpamCop or Knujon, about this miserable mess . . . NOW I'm 22 days into this tracking and we've received 5,500+ spams, reported to SpamCop 366 times, reported to the ISP and Host 126 times. A new spam from this cartel arrives about every 7.5 minutes. They've now used 9 different target domains -- seems they'll change the domain after I've reported it about 20 times. That must be a threshold somewhere that finally gets the site shut down, so they have to mount a new one. I sure wish there were some way to automate this -- since it's taking hours and hours and hours of my time trying to get these guys shut down. I've reported the ISP and Registrar to ICANN 16 times, but now we've learned all the ICANN complaint forms and email addresses are all disconnected. So, all that time reporting is for nothing. Three more came in while I was writing this post. PLEASE SEND THIS ALONG -- PIN or SHARE or TWEET where you can to get the word around : http://www.ugnn.com/safenetting/ALERTS/via...harma_scam.html thank you :-(
  24. Posting here FYI -- I know nothing can be done. We're tracking spam from a Russian Drug Cartel hitting us with a new spam about every 6 to 8 minutes, all different domains of compromised victims machines. This group spammed more than 8,000 emails in the spring of 2012 and then disappeared until now. They set up a page that looks like CNN or FOX News, but all the live links go to a body "enhancement" page. At least TWO of the arrival domains used are analyzed as purveying drive-by malware exploits, according to http://urlquery.net/index.php . Money trail leads to the Russian Federation This time, however, they've configured their headers to elude SpamCop. This new wave has ... No date No sender No subject line Every single one of more than 100 spams received since 8 PM yesterday has been untrackable and unreportable by SpamCop because of misconfigured headers. We can track, and Knujon is able to track. I have complete files and screens if anyone else is interested.
  25. Keep getting : > Unable to connect > Firefox can't establish a connection to the > server at webmail.spamcop.net. Been like this since around noon. Should I keep trying, or go to bed and hope it's back up in the morning? merged with existing topic
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