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  1. Curious - perhaps the mail service has pulled the plug on that part early? The Parsing & Reporting Statistics chart is showing almost unprecedented activity levels for spam submissions, since last April anyway. I guess a lot of things are being worked out between the parties right now.

    Yep. Still getting the same error. However, by going to www.spamcop.net, I am still able to see my "held" mail and report it that way. Interesting. Didn't know that there was any "behind the scenes" discussions. Good to know that things are being worked out. Still, I hope I don't have to change my email address as I have a lot of stuff linked to my Spamcop.net email address.

  2. For some reason, it appears that the reporting server is not working right now, or maybe it's just the web gateway server. For whatever reason, I'm getting a notice of "service unavailable" in Firefox when I go to mailsc.spamcop.net. Also was prompted to confirm a security exception (new security cert, I'm presuming based on the date.)

    Note: It appears to be JUST "mailsc.spamcop.net" as I was able to log into www.spamcop.net with my mailsc credentials.

  3. I have tried to log into webmail but find myself returned to the login prompt every time. I have verified that my account is in good standing, as I went to the "renew" link and it says it's good until February of next year. So, I find myself puzzled as to why I can't log into webmail, seeing as to how I have the correct password (I got into the "renew your account" page, so I obviously have the correct password!)

    Anyone else having this problem???

    I did email "support [at] cesmail.net" but given their historic lack of responsiveness, I am not holding my breath waiting for a reply.

  4. I'm trying to report some spam that was held and I submitted for reporting, but now I'm getting the message "Reference #97.5ecf6bd1.1402336097.157147fb " whenever I try to log into mailsc.spamcop.net. Additionally, I receive the error message: Reference #97.2ecf6bd1.1402336193.286866ee when I try to log into WWW.spamcop.net. Anyone else having issues????

  5. I would have thought it best to start a new thread for each new outage rather than rehash an old one.

    Mine's working fine, but then I have my webmail set to forward to Spamcop, rather than be popped out.

    That way should things go kerplonk I can simply turn off the forwarding and retrieve my unfiltered email at my webmail.

    Yeah. That's the way I have things NOW. At least I tried to set it up that way tihs mornng. Dont' know if it worked or not.

  6. I have emails on Yahoo dating back to May 30th that are still there. 329 messages that have NOT made it to SpamCop. WTF, CESMAIL... what's the problem???

    I have now gone into Yahoo and told it to forward my email to SpamCop. Hopefully that will get my email here so I can filter/read it! :(

    So, last time there was an outage it was blamed on a server going bad. Now they're saying a server went bad again. WTF... how many freaking servers do you need to replace??? Maybe you ought to replace ALL of the servers on a biennial basis so you can be sure you have good hardware!

    It's called "preventive maintenace" folks! LEARN IT!!!

  7. ...Sorry; there have been a small number of posts that I have removed from public view (plus a few in this Topic that I edited, but otherwise left intact). The reasoning is explained elsewhere and the Forum Admin (another volunteer) agrees that the action is appropriate. There is more to "help[ing] each other" than discussing details of competing services and there are plenty of other places on the WWW to discuss those services.

    Steve. Perhaps instead of just deleting / editing these messages, you could also refer the person to SpamCop98 to have them request access to the mailing list that user is running discussing said topic.

  8. I know Don told us awhile back to keep posting corrections/updates for sites that SpamCop can't find or is otherwise incorrect. However, I haven't seen any notations from any SpamCop staff in awhile that any of this is being updated. Just wondering if anyone is updating routing on any of these where we have an update???

  9. Glad you're up an running again!

    Exactly - others read these posts and it is helpful when the experts go into the detail even though it might not be needed by the person they directly address, so others can learn. As HDT almost said "“Most users lead lives of quiet desperation ...", alleviated when they can find some clues about the mysteries that bedevil them. Well done guys, much appreciated.

    YW. :) Now if only CESMail would take that theory to heart and explain to us what happened the last two times! Not holding my breath waiting for it, though. :(

  10. Hi, due to the recent downtime, I have decided that I want to switch mail services. You all know that doing so requires a long adjustment time, in which you find out all the places where you registered with your e-mail address and have them change it. I've been a member for years and this was my primary mail address.

    The problem is that my cesmail account is due to expire any day now. Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if they tried to mail me the renewal mail and it never arrived because of the downtime, as my last payment was March 24th, 2013.

    So am I forced to pay 30 dollars for a service I no longer wish to continue, just because of the adjustment issue above? Is there another option, such as a low-cost forwarding-only service? Any other options that you can think of?

    Despite the well-known corporate separation between cesmail and spamcop, when I go to cesmail.net all I get is the spamcop service, and I see no offers to services other than the usual spamcop account.

    This particular topic has been banned by the Mods. Please contact user SpamCop98 to see about getting on the discussion list he's hosting.

  11. Perhaps you've already tried these things, but even though this appears to be on the server end, I'd suggest that you:

    1. clear your browser's cache and any SpamCop cookies and then connect to:


    as there's a slight chance that you're using a bookmarked URL (or one in your browser's history) that's not as simple as possible (a deep link).

    2. if that doesn't work, try using different browsers that have never "seen" SpamCop or the webmail system


    Tried two different machines this morning. Both timed out. FINALLY got a response back from the helpdesk asking for my SpamCop username/password. MAYBE they'll fix it before tonight. :(

    By the way, David... no offense taken or intended, but I'm an IT guy... so I know where you're coming from. :) Most folks on here are probably not as "computer savvy" as we are. :)

    Here's the odd thing -- apparently Yahoo is able to log in and POP my email from SpamCop, as I have emails in my Yahoo inbox from where I reported junk today. Don't know why I can't log in via Webmail unless it's an IMAP-specific problem.

  12. Although all fixed now I should post this as it explains some of the outages:

    Got this from Spamcop Deputies: at some stage during the night:

    "something hardware" really explains SOOO much </sarcasm> I, for one, would like to know what, if any, steps they are taking to prevent another "single point of failure" but I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for someone to reply back.

  13. Perhaps Sten checked one or more of the other accounts and messages had been cleared out of them by CESMail's POP retrievals. That continued to happen during the previous outage, and some people changed the passwords on those external accounts so that the CESMail server couldn't grab the messages.


    I can confirm that my email is being pulled down because I logged into my Yahoo account and all the email is now in the trash. Fortunately, it isn't auto-deleted, so I can still read it!

    Oh, and "support[at]cesmail.net" bounces as "no such user here" Isn't that really f-ing convenient for them???