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  1. NeilMaybin

    SPF for sending from Spamcop

    I think the net of this problem is that Entourage doesn't appear to recognise that the SPF for mydomain.com defines the spamcop/cesmail mail servers and ip addresses (as far as I have been able to ascertain them) as "designated outbound mailers for the domain". This seems anomalous since it does recognise emails as authorised when they are sent from authsmtp.com as coming from mydomain.com, with authsmtp.com specified in the SPF for mydomain.com. Thanks for the suggestion - a potentially useful idea but one which didn't change Entourage's behaviour. I think I've exhausted all the effort I want to put into this. I don't often want/need to send webmail from spamcop (I use it primarily for receiving email), and though I'm sure the problem has a solution, I think I'll rely on workarounds rather than trying to delve the mysteries of Microsoft's filtering rules.
  2. NeilMaybin

    SPF for sending from Spamcop

    That is what I am trying to do. I thought the whole point of SPF records was to make this legitimate (in spam prevention terms) by providing a facility for mydomain to authorise mail to be sent in its name from another specified domain. Or have I got it all wrong? William - many thanks: I will try that. Neil.
  3. NeilMaybin

    SPF for sending from Spamcop

    Let me simplify the question. I am trying to send an email from spamcop.net using a Webmail identity which has [me at mydomain.com] as my From: address. Is this something which is potentially valid or potentially invalid using SPF records on [mydomain.com]? If valid, what should the SPF record on mydomain.com look like in terms of how it references spamcop/cesmail servers? As for Entourage, I take your point. Its rules for classifying a given email as spam or otherwise seem voluminous. However, if I could be certain my SPF record was valid that would at least give me a starting point for investigating Entourage's behaviour.
  4. I mainly use my own domain [referred to as "mydomain.com" below] for sending emails. However when I'm on the move I'd like to use Spamcop Webmail for sending emails. I've set up an SPF record on my domain: v=spf1 a mx ip4:[ip address of mydomain.com] a:[gateway server of mydomain.com] include:[mail server of mydomain.com] include:spamcop.net include:cesmail.net -all Although Spamcop is fine with this and classifies a message I send myself as OK, Microsoft Entourage classifies it as spam. Have I got the spf entries right? Further info: Return-Path: <[me at mydomain.com]> Delivered-To: spamcop-net- [me at spamcop.net] Received: (qmail 12737 invoked from network); 31 Mar 2010 08:53:51 -0000 X-spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 3.2.4 (2008-01-01) on blade1 X-spam-Level: X-spam-Status: hits=-1.4 tests=ALL_TRUSTED version=3.2.4 Received: from unknown (HELO c60.cesmail.net) ( by blade1.cesmail.net with SMTP; 31 Mar 2010 08:53:51 -0000 Received: from unknown (HELO delta2) ([]) by c60.cesmail.net with ESMTP; 31 Mar 2010 04:53:51 -0400 Received: from [...].croy.cable.virginmedia.com ([...].croy.cable.virginmedia.com [94.169.150.XXX]) by webmail.spamcop.net (Horde MIME library) with HTTP; Wed, 31 Mar 2010 09:53:51 +0100
  5. Any idea how I can delete or rename the account and remove the postings with my email address in them? I've had a look and I can't see what the process is. Thanks.
  6. Many thanks for both responses. Re: X-SpamCop-Checked: X-SpamCop-Disposition: Blocked cbl.abuseat.org In fact not really my IP address as it's a public access WiFi used on the UK National Express East Coast railway line. I hadn't realised that even with an email sent from the Spamcop webmail client the logon IP was referenced in the message. But I definitely approve. Re: Email addresses in Forums Thanks, that's good advice. I hadn't used the Forum for a long time and assumed when I logged in that I already had a nickname defined - clearly not. I'll change my login.
  7. Any idea why my email from Spamcop to Spamcop is being blacklisted by cbl.abuseat.org? Return-Path: <neilmaybin[at]spamcop.net> Delivered-To: spamcop-net-neilmaybin[at]spamcop.net Received: (qmail 10100 invoked from network); 26 Mar 2009 10:24:05 -0000 X-spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 3.2.4 (2008-01-01) on blade1 X-spam-Level: X-spam-Status: hits=-1.4 tests=ALL_TRUSTED version=3.2.4 Received: from unknown (HELO c60.cesmail.net) ( by blade1.cesmail.net with SMTP; 26 Mar 2009 10:24:05 -0000 Received: from unknown (HELO epsilon2) ([]) by c60.cesmail.net with ESMTP; 26 Mar 2009 06:24:05 -0400 Received: from nsabfw1.nsab.se (nsabfw1.nsab.se []) by webmail.spamcop.net (Horde MIME library) with HTTP; Thu, 26 Mar 2009 10:24:05 +0000 Message-ID: <20090326102405.tsm20pzyoc8kwwso-arvyznlova[at]webmail.spamcop.net> Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 10:24:05 +0000 From: Neil Maybin <neilmaybin[at]spamcop.net> To: neilmaybin[at]spamcop.net Subject: Test 1 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; DelSp="Yes"; format="flowed" Content-Disposition: inline Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit User-Agent: Internet Messaging Program (IMP) H3 (4.1.4) X-SpamCop-Checked: X-SpamCop-Disposition: Blocked cbl.abuseat.org XXXX
  8. Several of the domains I own have been harvested by spammers, and as a result I am receiving high volumes both of direct spam and of bounces. Would it be possible to have a To-address filter which worked as follows: - Anything sent to whitelisted addresses (e.g. user1[at]mydomain.com, user2[at]mydomain.com) is treated as normal mail, checked and categorised as at present. - Anything sent to any other addresses at that domain (e.g. sales[at]mydomain.com) is blacklisted and categorised as spam Any other ideas on combatting this problem would be welcome.
  9. I have reported spam for some time now, though anonymously. This evening I received a second message, apparently spam, which appears to be a malicious attempt to get me to incriminate my own ISP. http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z758760541z98...d3fc7114b5267cz In it, the spam arrives from (the Spammer's real or forged SMTP server or relay), which is untrusted by Spamcop. Spamcop then picks up my receiving ISP's address as the spammer. If I were to report several of these, the result would be that would be blacklisted and so Spamcop would classify all legitimate e-mails for me as spam. (Not to mention the inconvenience for my receiving ISP). Have the Spammers really developed an "own-goal" spam bomb? Or is there another explanation?
  10. NeilMaybin

    URLs not reported

    Interestingly, some of the URLs they've used get reported straight away, for example, excellentlowrates. Hwoever, their current home of lowrateway seems to fool Spamcop: http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z750765448z40...0f62c0aa1d19baz
  11. NeilMaybin

    URLs not reported

    This problem is continuing - see: http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z749459020z20...37d83428b518bbz or http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z749460010zb3...91193e827ea130z for example. Have the lowlife at 12refinancenow, homestoneloans etc found a neat way of outwitting Spamcop? Has no one come up with a solution yet?
  12. Spamcop Mail has been automatically picking up messages for me from an external POP server at www.neilmaybin.com for almost a year. Since last Friday this has been failing with the message "Cannot find server". I had not changed parameters at either the Spamcop or the external POP server since the Spring. Indeed, I have no problem POPing to the same external server from Microsoft Entourage. But as a result of this I am now being deluged with spam which would otherwise have been filtered! Any idea on what has changed?