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    SpamCop Access and Performance Issues

    Hi, techie, ...From what I can remember (noting that I have trouble remembering things from two hours ago, much less two years ago! <g>), I did not receive an e-mail, either. However, when I populate the spam submission form and click the "Process spam" button on http://www.spamcop.net/, the parse page shows the message "Welcome, Steve T. You have 14.9M bytes available." Since I have never purchased fuel, that I have any reflects the promised $15 credit.
  2. Hi, Javier, ...Thanks for that last post! <g> I shall assume from it that you are satisfied with the replies to your initial question and am therefore flagging this Topic as "Resolved." If that is incorrect, it's easy for me (or another member who has Forum Moderator powers) to reverse....
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    Windows Live Mail client, Win 7, "No Headers"

    Hi, pivonka1, ...Sorry to hear of your problem. Are SpamCop's replies also providing a Tracking URL? If so, would you please post one or two of them here? Please be sure to first cancel them if you have not already done so to avoid someone else processing the spam. ...To try to answer your specific question, I believe that the workaround is to use the online SpamCop submission form at http://www.spamcop.net/ and manually insert the blank line. The ultimate fix is to have your e-mail provider/Microsoft provide you with e-mails in the form that SpamCop expects them, which is to say in compliance with accepted e-mail standards.
  4. ...And are the ones you are sending to yourself arriving? ...Oh, you are receiving the SpamCop responses to your spam submissions via e-mail? I thought that your original post was saying that you did not: Which am I misreading? ...If you are inclined to do so, could you please post the content of the autoresponder here, with any personally identifying information, such as your submission account ID, removed?
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    whois and Great Firewall of China

    ...Is your question about how SpamCop finds information about domains that are mentioned in spam? No one here would know that for certain except possibly the few SpamCop staff who visit and my guess is that they will not tell us because it might help spammers avoid detection. I believe that you can see what SpamCop does find by signing up for a SpamCop reporting account and processing the domain name through the online spam submission form.
  6. Hi, WHRoeder, ...Sorry to hear that. Was the FAQ article to which I referred earlier 88884[/snapback] any help? Are you able to confirm that e-mails you send from your Yahoo!Mail account to other, non-SpamCop, recipients are delivered? Does Yahoo admin to blocking them?
  7. ...Thanks, Dave___. I split off your first post and the replies from Topic "Three Ways to Report spam" to create this new one. ...Although you found a solution and were thoughtful enough to post it here, I'll answer in what I hope will be a somewhat more direct way: if the new e-mail address you wish to add is managed by the same e-mail provider, just report the spam that arrives at that address with your existing SpamCop reporting account. if the new e-mail address you wish to add is managed by a different e-mail provider, just create a brand new SpamCop reporting account that is based on the additional e-mail address receiving spam.
  8. Since sorted - submitting spam with unregistered e-mail address and Spamcop presents an opportunity to add further e-mail address via submission/response test.Hi, Dave, ...Please explain a bit more, if you please, what it is you wanted to do (and succeeded in doing <g>). It doesn't appear to be closely enough related to the subject of this Forum Topic and so we'd like to split it out into its own topic but don't understand enough what you were after to know the best Forum in which to place it. Thanks!
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    [Resolved] Something I can't explain

    ...Did you try decoding the BASE64 code? Perhaps it's in there somewhere ....
  10. ...It didn't. ...A more complete reply was provided via PM, hoping that anyone8 will return in spite of suggesting that won't happen.
  11. ... <g> Well, it would be humorous were it not so close to the truth! ... <g> But you forgot to include your own smiley ... but, then, I guess the fact that you were being facetious was obvious, so it wasn't really necessary. <g>
  12. ...Sorry, but I do not really know and it is likely that no one here (other than the CES staff, who only post here rarely) knows for certain. But it would be my guess that it's the same team, the CES staff. ...Sorry, we are not going to discuss specific competitors here (because CES also provides the resources for the SpamCop Forum and we do not want to risk them dropping those resources). ...Note to Firefly and anyone8: I (regretfully) have hidden your replies, which mention such a competitor, from public view.
  13. ...Very true but it's possible that it's something that can be handled with a configuration option in the server's e-mail handling code....
  14. ...This seems like something you would want to bring to the attention of the e-mail admins, either via the help form or via e-mail or both. There may be a problem with CES e-mail or something the spammer is doing that they may need to address.
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    Recent increase in Chinese spam

    ...A little different -- I doubt that t he US authorities were complaining to China about spam (noting that you did not mention "spam" here). ...Unless, of course, it involves cracking or hacking against China's interests or to proliferate information that the Chinese government deems offensive. ...That's one of my tricks! Also Cyrillic for the East European spammers.
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    Recent increase in Chinese spam

    ...True but only as a result of SpamCop reporter (our) submissions and only if we or SpamCop don't turn off the reporting; not in the way that Andre seems to believe they may: Unless the ISP abuse desk contacts SpamCop, SpamCop does not follow up on the spam reports (at least that I am aware). ...Andre: as discussed elsewhere in the SpamCop Forum (use the "Search for --" facility at the top of the screen to search for "China" OR "Chinese" to find other Forum posts, if you wish), some Chinese ISPs and e-mail providers do seem to be either ineffective in stopping their spammers or uninterested in doing so. I also receive spam with what appear to me to be Chinese characters (it's is possible that they are traditional Japanese) which seem to come from sources outside the Orient.
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    Quick Reporting 3rd party reports

    ...Following the Tracking Link (thanks for providing that! <g>), it appears to me that it did: It is possible that it parses differently for me than it did for you.
  18. There is no connection between SpamCop.net and APEWS. Perhaps the APEWS FAQ has been misunderstood? (See Q/A 36 & 41 in particular). ______________________________________________________________________________ Please read our sticky note on the subject ________________________________________________________________________________ ...FYI, you posted to the "How to use .... Instructions, Tutorials > SpamCop Forum", which is described in the Forum menu as "System parts & Functions not fully explained under an existing Help menu / option .... Questions still needed to be asked about How to use/do something are to be posted into that function's Forum section." Since your post does not meet those criteria, I have taken the liberty of moving it to this Forum, "SpamCop Lounge," where it is a more appropriate fit.
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    Recent increase in Chinese spam

    Hi, Andre, ...If I understand correctly, the quick answer to your question is that SpamCop does nothing to block spam you receive (unless your e-mail provider is using the SpamCop blacklist to block or filter spam and, even then, the sources from which you are receiving spam may not be on the blacklist) and in any event does not target spam but rather individual sources of spam (IP addresses of machines that originate spam). One person by her/himself can never get a spam source added to the blacklist. ...For more detailed information, please have a look at the SpamCop Wiki (also labeled as SPAMCOPWIKI or SCWiki) article "What is the SpamCop Blocking List (SCBL)? and/ or the SpamCop FAQ articles in the "SpamCop Parsing and Reporting Service" section.
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    Update: Outage

    ...Yes, I did. Let's just say that, to me at least, the "joke" is not readily apparent. Even after reading it over four or five times, I'm still not certain I "get it." <frown> And it would have helped if the link you posted hadn't been active. But I'm willing to "let it go" and move on to discussion of more important points. <g>
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    Update: Outage

    ...As of this post, it 89110[/snapback] is now changed.
  22. ...An alternative contact point, although not necessarily any more likely to elicit a personal reply: http://mail.spamcop.net/contact.php.
  23. ...There is no connection between SpamCop.net and APEWS. Perhaps the APEWS FAQ has been misunderstood? (See Q/A 36 & 41 in particular). ______________________________________________________________________________ Please read our sticky note on the subject ________________________________________________________________________________ ...Minor note, just FYI: you posted this same message in two different topics in the same Forum; I have taken the liberty of merging them both into this single Topic. ...Also FYI, you posted to the "How to use .... Instructions, Tutorials > SpamCop Forum", which is described in the Forum menu as "System parts & Functions not fully explained under an existing Help menu / option .... Questions still needed to be asked about How to use/do something are to be posted into that function's Forum section." Since your post does not meet those criteria, I have taken the liberty of moving it to this Forum, "SpamCop Lounge," where it is a more appropriate fit.
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    Couldn't execute first query.

    Hi, ScottHeath, ...Sorry to hear of your problem. I believe that if you type the error message (with quotes) into the text field between the white button labeled "Search for -->" and the blue button labeled "GO" near the top of a SpamCop Forum page and then press either button, you'll get a link to an earlier Forum Topic that may give you some direction on this message.
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    Very poor Spamcop stop rates

    ...Yes, frustration understood. ...Again for the not yet overly familiar with SpamCop: while one can hope that reporting spam might improve the ability of the e-mail filtering to catch those sources, there's no reason to think that any one person's or a few people's reporting will do that because of how SpamCop determines whether to place any IP address on the blacklist and the nature of how spammers do their work these days (botnets). Reporting seems largely to be a pursuit with little direct benefit to us reporters other than the satisfaction of feeling we've done a bit to fight back against the spam scourge and that we might hit the occasional "white hat" provider who can benefit from a SpamCop report.
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