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  1. petzl

    many false positives

    The old spell checker always "worked" just seemed pretty useless (always used the google toolbar one. The new one works well
  2. petzl

    many false positives is a mail server? For SpamCop to be blocking a mail server means that this is the last identifiable link If a provider is competently setup the last identifiable link (chain) would be the computer sending the spam which would then be the IP listed by SpamCop SpamCop Members Blocking List is like a radar stopping a spam while spam is being sent, quickly releasing that listed IP once the spam stops. This process is completely automatic but SpamCop has the worlds best staff and deputies checking in the unlikely case of something going wrong (The spell checker now works)
  3. Any reply? Another passing through a defunct Chinese Blocklist http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z868921108z80384db54f468837da351a7fa4ec4a86z IP CHINA CNCGROUP LIAONING PROVINCE NETWORK Block
  4. Try the contact form The email address is not completly correct (I think it is [at]admin.spamcop.net?)
  5. petzl

    Spamcop is interfering...

    Then it's not SpamCop then is it? SpamCop is not meant for blocking? SpamCop is a spam sorting filter. Putting spam into a potentail spam folder. If you are getting bounces it most likley means you have a security problem I have Yahoo, Gmail, MSN, hotmail all on my personal blacklist (as most do). Spammers notoriously use false email addies from popular email providers. This is overiden with a whitelist containing the full email address Although you are claiming spam is not a problem, a great many people use personal spam blocking filters/software on their own personal computers because they strongly disagree with you. If indeed SpamCop has you listed it is for a reason and that reason is your IP has been reported for spamming. If you do not know why it would pay to check your IP's out HERE If you find any blocked come back here and tell us what these IP's are.
  6. petzl

    Polish Spammer not getting blacklisted?

    Your report stopped the spammers run as far as the SCBL is concerned (Thanks) http://www.spamcop.net/w3m?action=checkblock&ip=
  7. http://noc.bit.nl/dnsbl/ascc/ Not that I can understand what is wrong with hard coding? The above URL is the replacement
  8. This is one of those getting through a defunct blocklist! http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z864241564zbe88e35c95ed12c1899cd06b6fb9d607z Offending IP Block Ip Range to CHINA BEIJING CHINANET FUJIAN PROVINCE NETWORK
  9. SpamCop is a tool used by SpamCop members to *SORT* email there is NO history of SpamCop ever blocking "SMTP.sbcglobal.net" or IP ? If a mail server is set-up correctly SpamCop will log the last definite IP chain usually the actual computer Sending to that provider an abuse report. in your case an incompetent/ignorant one who just milks your bank account or credit card Ignoring the FACT they are very much part of a spam problem (just cannot be bothered) SpamCop BlockList only list the last identifiable IP "chain" if it is sending spam releasing that IP when spam stops. Every report made an attempt is sent to that listed abuse desk unless they do not accept abuse reports The reason YOU or YOUR PROVIDER are getting listed is because of ignoring abuse reports and not making efforts to repair your or your providers apparently broken system There are also many many private blocklists that blame SpamCop to conceal the actual blocklist used! MSN AOL and others just don't bother they just bitbin emails as if they never arrive, this you are happy with? I would guess that you are happy (I believe yourmail system does this also?) SpamCop has tried to rectify your problem, by recording all of the spam sent, as well as notifying the abuse address that is listed about every report. It would take more than one report to get listed and if listed it is extremely likely it deserves to be so The best move you made so far has been coming here. Your next move is to solve your problem which will be to Educate your ISP and or yourself
  10. A lot of spam from China is sent via zombie computers Not sure if Webmail blocks china anymore as rbl.cluecentral.net is now defunct Use your VER for "Queue for Reporting" option, followed by Report spam TAB. this will also report web pages and add the source IP for SCBL to count towards blocking ASAP
  11. petzl

    What is wrong with my server?

    What is your Email software? Some Email software? Word Wrap's headers Not sure if this is a problem some servers do this also When this happens even hand parsing becomes hard
  12. I get the odd shot through Chinese IP's lately? SCBL stopping the rest? You are right though rbl.cluecentral.net THIS RBL STOPPED ON NOVEMBER THE 1ST, 2005 Yet WebMail has it listed as our Chinese Blocklist? I cannot see why JT cannot "hotwire" spam tolerant/ignorant countries IP's himself (Sometime ago he mentioned he was?) Instead of relying on external networks
  13. petzl

    Keep getting complaints about phishing emails.

    I understand this claimed webhost does not want reports from SpamCop claims to of requested via link in SpamCop abuse report to stop reports being sent, claims to be still getting them? Why this not stop? Clicking appropriate Link works for everyone else? (I often get webhost not interested in recieving reports?) Just send a email to service[at]admin.spamcop.net which is always answered within 24 hours IMO Proper course would be instead of just milking credit cards or bank accounts of course would be to contact the owner that people are reporting phishing attempt threatening their financial institution. Ask if they wish to get these reports? If they do create a fraud[at]address for SpamCop to send reports to (They of course may not be interested either?) Question: How do you start a small business Answer: webhost a big business first
  14. petzl

    Submitting as a mole

    In WebMail afrer checking it is spam you can check the boxes beside the spam for SpamCops "Quick" reporting, This ensures spammers feed and update the SCBL for continued and further blocking Without doing anything to held email it is deleted to trash folder after 2 weeks For full reporting of spam (both IP source and weblinks in spam) It is best to do this from your VER webpage
  15. petzl

    Submitting as a mole

    I'm not keen on any webmails and prefer Outlook Express I also use (SpamCops) Webmail at work. After a bit of poking around have got it working reasonably well. So like all things one has to familiarise first Most email is sent in html SpamCop Webmail (in my setup) views it in plain text Clicking the "unnamed text/html" icon shows html messages perfect
  16. When you use VER to Queue for reporting You then click the Report spam TAB which will provide a "LINK" to "Report Now" on that web page, once clicked a tracking URL is shown on top of page showing "parsed" spam (example) http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z853576399z674c93651f043efee0004b3f3d95b40az If you do not use VER to report spam it may be possible that a spammers IP will not get blocked? Just send in the headers (not full email) remove your email address by replacing with (X) How do I get my email program to reveal the full, unmodified email?
  17. petzl

    Filter based on a blocklist?

    What makes the SCBL so effective is that while a spammer tries to send millions of spam over 3 or 4 hours the SCBL can have the sending IP blocked in seconds and then bit bit the spammers spew. The SCBL acts like a radar blocking as soon as a spammer tries to send, then freeing that IP when the spam stops being reported A problem of using SpamCop members SCBL to only bit bin spam is that, this spam goes unreported and come off the SCBL . It is best to always have blocklists sort probable spam to a "sorting" folder for releasing whitelisting and or reporting.Reporting blocked spam via Spamcop keeps the offending IP on the worlds best blocklist the SCBL The only spam Free email account that I know of that complies with this (and more) is a SpamCop Email Account which will give you the only email address you will ever need
  18. customer support The WebForm contact page
  19. The only thing that will over ride a blacklist is your WhiteList check the entries
  20. Did you press the BLUE SUBMIT button after selecting them (this button is often missed) The only thing that will over ride a blacklist is your WhiteList check the entries
  21. Log in Here This graphic shows the filters I select THEN PUSH THE BLUE SUBMIT BUTTON once/after you have checked all the boxes (under check boxes) for it to be activated You also need to setup MailHosts by clicking MailHost Tab This link allows you to log on to your Very Easy Reporting (VER) WebPage. If you can set up your email client for IMAP (do NOT set it for "auto polling" (no need for this unless you wish it) you can drag friends email to your held folder then use VER WebPage and select scroll to FORWARD (and WhiteList Sender) will have all your known email on your WhiteList making sure they are never blocked
  22. petzl

    Submitting as a mole

    Spammers have your email address and often get this, your address, because of an ISP's incompetence. You are best to dump or let existing email addresses become legacy after a time. Once they get into a spammers circulation spam attacks just grow and grow, a weeks reporting of spam is to early to judge the effectiveness of SpamCop. Spammers are not that bright and take time to work out who is burning them If they can work it out at all. Thats if they even bother (theirs is purely a numbers game looking for suckers) Reporting them and their websites does deter spam However if you are starting at the deep end on a well abused email address it is best to change it Just face up to using your SpamCop Email Address It's the only email address you will ever need Using Very Easy Reporting (VER) makes reporting very easy and quick (make sure you configure your mailhosts first. Done effectively and easily on/via your VER Web Page. Make no error by reporting you are attacking spammers using the powerful tools SpamCop provide and attack is your best defence
  23. Not me, your email server is fine? NSLookup(MX) for mail server(s): - mail.shroomery.org (10) NSLookup(A) on Domain: mail.shroomery.org - -------------------------------------------------- Verify Email Address: devnull[at]shroomery.org 220 shroomery.org ESMTP HELO { Identify yourself } 250 shroomery.org RSET { Clear prior SMTP transactions } 250 flushed EXPN devnull[at]shroomery.org { Expand email address } 502 unimplemented (#5.5.1) VRFY devnull[at]shroomery.org { EXPN failed. Trying VRFY. } 252 send some mail, i'll try my best MAIL FROM: <petzl[at]spamcop.net> { VRFY failed. Trying MAIL FROM. } 250 ok RCPT TO: <devnull[at]shroomery.org> { MAIL FROM succeeded, is recipient valid? } 250 ok RCPT TO: <j6L7W1P9E0[at]shroomery.org> { Email address accepted, double-check with "fake" recipient } 250 ok QUIT { Server accepts all recipients, therefore status of email address is unknown } 221 Closing connection. Good bye.
  24. The proper use of a SpamFilter to HOLD probable spam, then a message sent to addressee to report, delete, retrieve and or "whitelist" said message shop stop the mindless bounce to whoever (in this case a spamcop spamtrap address which is around 256 bit security to "guess" and got by the use of "spam webspiders") Suggest you consider using the Planets best and most acurate SpamFilter SpamCop Members SCBL this should then stop spam hitting auto-responders if configured correctly With all spam Filters it is best to use to SORT potential spam to a "hold" folder for addressee's to then report, delete, retrieve and or "whitelist" said messages (with a message containing above advice sent to the addressee that potentail spam is in held folder from ""100[at]123cv.cxm along with subject)
  25. petzl

    My email blocked

    According to what I read your email server is sending email to SpamCop spamtraps (which are equal to around 256 bit encryption to "guess") This could be because of "Out of Office" replies to spam messages (this is common during holiday/vacation) Suggest your SpamFilter include the best and most accurate spam filter on the Planet to hold messages (thus stopping mindless auto-replies) which is SpamCop Members SCBL this should then stop spam hitting auto-responders if configured correctly With all spam Filters it is best to use to SORT potential spam to a "hold" folder for addressee's to then report, delete, retrieve and or "whitelist" said messages (with a message containing above advice sent to the addressee that potentail spam is in held folder from ""100[at]123cv.cxm along with subject) SpamCop tries to identify the source of spam being sent. In this case it stops at (your?) email server "" Meaning the last identifiable chain in tracking source is your email server (SpamCop can on properly configured IP's name the source computer and block that. It stops at last IP certainty) The block can also and often mean a user of this email server has either a virus or a Trojan abuse reports are being sent to abuse[at]sbcglobal.net since 13th of December (very active on 22nd of December last report made on 27th of December 2005 submitted 10:07:34 AM +1100:) Try to encourage users of your system to follow the links in my Sig which offers freeware Windows protection which is as good if not better than most paid software but only legal for private use