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ScottHeath

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  1. When I started using SC, my ISP didn't even offer a webmail interface. Now they do, and their spam-handling is much better than it was when I began forwarding my email, so I may just go with them. Coincidentally, my ISP (Concentric/XO) just started using a new, adaptive interface. Their webmail is even readable on my Android tablet. But over the years, I've filed away hundreds of messages into SC subfolders. SC can export these into mbox files, and their contacts list can be exported into a csv file readable in Excel, but has anyone discovered software that can help open, sort, and edit mbox files for use in another webmail system? Even if I just keep them on my hard drive, I'd like to at least be able to search through them. A Google search turns up dozens of 'free' solutions for viewing mbox or csv files , but so far they have proven limited (the search or print functions are only enabled in the 'pro' edition, $69 please). The trial version of aid4mail and free-mbox-viewer are two I've looked at, but both are teasers for expensive but useable 'pro' versions. How are other SC survivors handling the transition?
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    Migration Software?

    The connection was restored, and the operation was completed successfully. I now have a mirror image of my past mail folders, and a spreadsheet of my contacts. All that I'm losing are my mailing groups, which I'll have to reassemble in the form required by my new webmail provider.
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    Migration Software?

    SpamCop severed the connection to MailStore, they say, but only after most of my folders were copied. Is there a limit on what can be read out at once? Maybe I can do some trimming at the SC end before September 30...
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    Migration Software?

    Thank you very much. I figured out how to upload the mbox file from SC, but it had munged togetherinto one folder all the messages I'd filed away in all the folders over the years. Once I'd linked the Mailstore account with the SC/CES server, all my folders were maintained! It's taking an hour or so to transfer and process everything, but this promises to give me a local mirror of my 'digital pack rat' archives at SC/Webmail. I may end up deleting most of it, but I'm no longer forced to do everything before September 30.
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    Migration Software?

    OK, so MailStore Home looks ideal, but my settings must be wrong. Has anyone using their service figured out the settings they need to connect to CESmail? I thought the server name would be webmail.spamcop.net, but that value gets an error message for both IMAP and POP3 settings. MailStore doesn't seem to give you a webmail choice, nor do I see a way to upload the mbox files that SC exported to my PC. I didn't use the IMAP or POP3 protocols anyway: I've only ever used the HORDE webmail interface
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    timeouts?

    Sometimes, the webmail site just doesn't load. Other sites do, but even trying with IE, Firefox, or Chrome, it just sits and fails to load. 'IsItDown' says it's still up. Any ideas?
  7. What does "Couldn't execute first query." mean when you go to webmail?
  8. My inbox was empty this morning when I logged in. I sent a support request, and it suddenly my incoming messages reappeared a few minutes later. I checked this forum, and it looks like a few of you had similar problems. We all know by now that fixing what's wrong is the top priority here, and informing the customer is way, way down on the priority list. I can deal with that, since most issues I've had get dealt with promptly. My inbox has been displaying as empty a couple times now, but at the moment it's normal (50 some messages). If it's a hardware problem, I'd be willing to accept somewhat higher rates if it meant more reliable service. How's it going for you?
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    Inbound mail very slow

    Any updates? My 'Held Mail' folder had lots of spam dated today, but my inbox has nothing after 08/05/13 18:17:36 MDT.
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    Mail down

    Login successful 3:10MST
  11. I have a POP account that was old enough to be getting more spam than I could look at (100+ a day) and I also needed a webmail interface, so I set up a Spamcop account and had it read from my POP account. This setup has worked for years, but for the last week I have not gotten any new mail in my Spamcop Inbox. My ISP has added a webmail interface of its own, so I looked there and some 1600 new emails are listed as having arrived since 4/28. My accounts are paid up. I've already notified the Spamcop staff. Can anyone here tell me what might cause this? I see the Spamcop servers had a hiccup on 4/28, but I thought that was resolved.
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    [Resolved] No new mail since 4/28/07

    This evening, service was restored. No explanation so far. I spent a few hours searching my POP inbox for the actual mail, then after I had done all that, the connection was restored! At least I had found the same real messages that Spamcop found when they got my account working.
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    Webmail down? imap works

    Thanks much for the clarification. My ISP offers a webmail interface which does not delete the original message if you don't want it to. I did get to see some important stuff, but I could also see why I got the Spamcop service to begin with. I also have a few dozen notes in there about new postings to this topic... BTW, my email client tells me mail.spamcop.net on port 110 timed out. :angry:
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    Webmail down? imap works

    I tried to set a POP client to fetch my email straight from Spamcop, as decribed at http://mail.spamcop.net/setup/setup_pop2.php , but nothing appears. I see other posts here saying they've been able to use POP while webmail is down. Do I understand this right (I've never tried to use pop..spamcop.net before...)? And is the server mail.spamcop.net or pop.spamcop.net?
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    Webmail down? imap works

    If it doesn't violate some sort of security setup, can you tell us how to do that (poppable or mail2web)?
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    Webmail down? imap works

    I couldn't get in to the webmail, so I checked here. No mention, so I tried from other machines and browsers. Still no luck, but a fascinating variety of failure modes. Then I checked back here and a new thread had opened up about this problem. Glad to know it's not a problem with my equipment or firewall. Anyone got any diagnosis/prognosis?
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    Starting Mailing List?

    That's what I've done. My ISP offers another mailbox and a distribution list manager, with a maximum of 250 names to a list. My new mailbox doesn't have the SC forwarding, and the school's list, after I'd removed all the duplicates, came to only 198. Thank you both for your input!
  18. I am taking over a parent's discussion list for my daughter's school. I would be forwarding small announcements, some in HTML form, to about 250 addresses daily. Will SpamCop webmail let me do that, or should I take advantage of my ISP's offer to add a new mailbox and do it from there? My apologies if this has been answered before, but I couldn't find it by searching this forum...
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    Mailto: anomaly

    I got a notice from your post, but not his. Or maybe the notice that sent me here this time was for his message, but it came thru in time for me to see yours. It doesn't matter, really, but thanks for the info.
  20. Webmail usually works very well, but an obscure bug seems to have bit me. My daughter's school uses a listserv-like program to forward messages from each teacher to all the parents, If you want to reply to a teacher, you can't just "Reply" to the mailing, you have to click on the "From:" field for the teacher. But the teachers' addresses are of the form "Name[at]dpsk12.org" and the "12.org" gets cut off when a new message composition window opens. I checked the source of the school's message, and the teacher's whole address is there. But every time I click on it, a new "compose message" window opens with the trimmed address :angry: . Is this a bug in webmail? I haven't found a mention of it in this forum...
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    Mailto: anomaly

    Thanks! That's way more than I needed to know , but that's cool . Nice detective work, even though this particular bug seems to have been documented two years ago by another SC person! At least now I know I encountered a real bug, and I wasn't imagining it. The e-mails that I had tried to send, BTW, did not bounce or tell me their address was not valid. They just went to that big bit-bucket in the sky. Also, even though I clicked on the 'track this thread' link and got the acknowledgement, I received nothing fom the invision software when David posted his report, but I did get David's off-list message. Maybe the tracking message is in the works...
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    Mailto: anomaly

    Oops! I forgot that, on this board, you are not subscribed to a thread just because you started it. Lots of wonderful people did respond, and I missed it. Anyway, the bug is more complicated than I thought. It works like this: the "digest" I receive is properly formed and arrives in straight text and also HTML form. The digest might contain several e-mails, and each e-mail might have a "mailto:" reference. If I click on the mailto: link in the plain text version, the webmail composition window opens with the wrong address (joe1287[at]aol.com becomes joe). But if I call up the html version and click on the same link, my browser opens my own mail program with the complete address in the 'to' field. I checked the source, and it looks fine, BTW. Oh, and I did turn on tracking, so I'll see your responses this time.
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    Selecting and deleting multple held emails

    You're right, it's impossible. It was just a coincidence. Anyway, I'm learning how to use SC all the time. BTW, the other day I heard a commentator on the radio refer to personal computers as major weapon systems that must be responsibly maintained, since they can be easily hijacked and used in DoS attacks and identity theft. I guess that makes them weapons-grade silicon.
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    Selecting and deleting multple held emails

    I was confident, I did "go for it", and I got stung. The monitoring messages from this forum got reported as spam somehow, and that got my ISP onto the SORBS blacklist (I think). Anyway, now I think I'll adopt your "100-most recent" strategy! BTW, both SC and several experienced users advised me against it, but I was so impressed by SC's initial performance that I saw those warnings as overcautious and safely ignored. At the same time, I added a few more blacklists to my filter list. Big mistake: now I know the perils of blind reporting. If sheer volume prevents you from inspecting held mail, report what you can and just delete the rest. Now, back to trash diving to whitelist the false positives I accidentally sent there.
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    Selecting and deleting multple held emails

    Hmm. Well, thanks for the report. Really. My understanding was that one random report does not get the ISP blacklisted, so on balance I didn't think the unlikely possibility of one or two false positives was enough to justify automatically emptying my held mail without reporting it. OTOH, if there are false positives in there on a regular basis, that might lead to unjustified blacklisting. I don't want to contribute to the mega-headaches that my ISP and the SC guys get from blacklisting innocent ISPs. So what's a guy to do if he wants to be a responsible netizen? I'm afraid carefully vetting the sheer volume of held mail I have is not an option for me. BTW, if you've discovered any false positives in your held mail, your experience is different from mine. SC does a fantastic job. When I did have time to go through my held mail, I found only pure spam. Mistakes have only happened when I try to mark the spams that appear in my inbox all at once and I've clicked on the wrong checkbox. Never doing more than four or five helps, as does sending them to a possible_spam folder, then examining the ones there.
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