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  1. And if you want to verify that Mailhosts is behaving rationally, you could look at the headers for one of your email messages and see what servers are actually present in the routing.
  2. Those aren't tracking URLs. After you parse the spam, look for this:
  3. That's not a tracking URL. On that page, which only you can view, look for: "Here is your TRACKING URL - it may be saved for future reference:"
  4. It's irrelevant for former CESmail account holders such as we: http://forum.spamcop.net/forums/topic/14277-cesmail-system-changes/page-4#entry90968
  5. Assuming that you use a confirmed-opt-in procedure for adding email addresses to your mailing list, can't you cross-check the confirmations you received against the current list, to see if there are any discrepancies?
  6. Try changing the forwarding address to "nobody[at]null.invalid" or "nobody[at]example.com". Those are reserved non-existent email addresses.
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    Increase amount of spam

    When the CESmail service was discontinued on Sep. 30, 2014, the announcement said that forwarding was guaranteed for 12 months. Maybe that's now in the process of being phased out completely? Actually, the forwarding never worked for me, so I abandoned using my Spamcop email address back then.
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    I made pudding from scratch recently, using this recipe: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/easy-chocolate-pudding The only problem is that it doesn't solidify adequately. Could that be because I'm using non-fat milk, while the recipe appears to be designed for whole milk, considering the listed "Nutritional Facts"? Do I need to use more corn starch?
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    Thanks, I get it now. But I think there's something intrinsically wrong with a phrase that requires a video tutorial to explain it. Just an observation.
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    I don't understand what that means.
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    Thanks I've wondered how some of these dishes were "invented." It doesn't seem likely someone would stumble across these combinations of ingredients by accident.
  12. Is that Spamcop's certificate, or Verisign's? If the latter, it's rather ironic:
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    what else can I do

    The randomish nonsense text is intended to trick content filters. Apparently spammers get some money from people clicking on links, even if they don't buy anything. spam may contain scri_pt that automatically "clicks links". If your email client is not configured securely, just reading the spam is enough to benefit the spammer. Sometimes the spam you receive is sent by a novice spammer using his newly purchased "make money fast" spamming kit, and he neglected to follow the instructions.
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    strange header

    Why is it strange?
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    I do not think that would help. Spammers do not care about bounces.
  16. There are useful guidelines about "confirmed opt-in" and other mailing list management practices here: http://www.spamhaus.org/faq/section/Marketing%20FAQs#15
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    Google Strewing My Info About?

    I have a gmail address that I use on rare occasions for accessing web sites, but I don't use it for actual email. Why would Google care about a petition? As long they keep getting money from advertisers, there's no incentive for them to change their policies. I don't even use Google as a search engine. I usually stick to DuckDuckGo or Startpage, both of which claim to respect your privacy.
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    never ending story-spam

    But enforcing that means giving the government control of internet content. Once that happens, you'll lose the freedom to view and post information unless a third party approves of it.
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    never ending story-spam

    Because Spamcop doesn't own the internet? And government control is a mixed bag. Do you really want some government agency deciding which email is ok and which is not?
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    Simple recipes for guys

    Fascinating, as Mr. Spock would say. I may try some of those. But those recipes are still more complicated than what I'm looking for. Keep trying
  21. In a case like this, would it be ok for the reporter to manually change the date in the header to an acceptable format?
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    Simple recipes for guys

    Still waiting for an answer .... don't make me beat it out of you.
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    Throwaway phone numbers

    Sneakemail DOT com is a useful resource for creating throwaway email addresses. Are there any reputable sites for creating throwaway phones numbers? I'm seen some sites that claim to offer this service, but I don't know which ones I can trust. Do you know of any that are safe to use, in the sense that they can be trusted not to provide your personal information to third parties, and to completely delete your information when you so request?
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    Simple recipes for guys

    I am already a competent spaghetti-cooker. I seek to acquire other skills, such as manufacturing ketchup, mustard, bread and other ancient crafts. The problem is that the online recipes seem targeted toward OCD personalities that like complex procedures. I'm looking for K.I.S.S. solutions.