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  1. SEATTLE: Microsoft Corp. filed seven lawsuits against senders of spam
  2. petzl

    can't access {imap,pop}.spamcop.net

    SpamCop email has to be the most reliable servers I've ever used with speeds exceeding those of my 512 DSL account (cable not available :angry: ) I get/dowload email with files and always at my maximum download rate This on top of nothing but legitimate email getting to my inbox and the only address I use is spamcop.net]petzl[at]spamcop.net even in newsgroups
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    can't access {imap,pop}.spamcop.net

    Sydney Australia recieving IMAP POP no trouble (as usual)
  4. (I understand you know this) Logon to your SpamCop website It will have your super secret SpamCop "Forward address" In Outlook Express (for windows) Highlight spam message then select "meesage/forward as attachment" and send with your super secret spamcop address(disclose this to NO-ONE) There are programs which make it a bit easier to report spam (Reporting spam is your best defence from attack) A good one is the stand alone product from SpamDeputy It is best to just get a SpamCop email account which is the only email address you will ever need (1) effectivly stops spam going into your in-box (2) All spam is caught in a "held" folder for you to simply cheque all for reporting (this is done by a click of the mouse) Effectivly bit binning spam runs (before sent not after) till they either go broke or end up facing the authorities (In neat places like China this can mean being used as body parts)
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    Clever Spam

    Sometimes spamcop misses a beat and you are welcome to send in your own reports (reccomend you set up a Hotmail account for this) There are programs which make it easy like SpamDeputy
  6. Even more reason to block their email (Professional people should be educated in abilities to explain to their ISP's that spam is not tolerated and hurting their homeland) Rub some salt in by explaining that they have to post from a Hotmail account as they are in a Country where it is impossible to differentiate their email from spam which is mainly a menace That said a WhiteList overrides any blacklist setting so specific email or domains would get through but not others. (And SpamCop Email has this ability) I have a diamond mine in Brazil, I get all reports from there even though Brazil is blocked but not specific email addresses. I also get email from China a simple matter to whitelist genuine domains It seems that spammers hurt Australia ( a reformed spam tolerant county) enough for the Government to fine Australian Spammers a million dollars a day and seems to have halted spam from here (I'm in Australia)
  7. One of the many abilities of a SpamCop email account is to block email from spam ignorant/friendly Countries such as Brazil. So unless a specific email address is in my WhiteList all email from Brazil is in my "report as spam" folder. When reported (at click of mouse, as easy as this) they are then added to SpamCops Blocklist (SCBL). So even if a ISP does not accept abuse reports they cannot send email which means there sites do not get traffic (It is not wise to check spam sites at any rate as many are trying to access your computer with trojan/virus's) At present with so many offshore countries spam tolerant a SpamCop email account is now almost compulsory. As once these low lifes have your address the spam will not stop and infact increase till you have to dump that email address. At least by reporting that email address you are stopping the spam getting to those who use SCBL and this is before it is sent not after. A spam run would take the spammer hours to send and SCBL can have it bitbinned in seconds and going nowhere
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    Spam detection

    Spammers send for hours posting spam on a single run. SpamCop BlockList has them often blocked within seconds making their spam run/efforts futile and simply bit binned For me out of a 1000 plus spams hitting my SpamCop email folder occasionally one may get to my inbox So far I have had no false positives Although I have reported a friend by mistake It was not held by SpamCop just changed his name to "bear" which from email experience usually involves males in lewd acts This had his Bear site taken down and he was not amused (so if in doubt do not report) :angry: Not sure if this advice is still current but you used have 14 days to see if SpamCop email is your cup of tea or not. The fact is that SpamCop email is administered by "JT" who is very awake to spammers antics and effective at keeping well ahead of their antics. SpamCop email servers are second to none and probably faster than the email servers you now use (of course all viruses are deleted with latest Virus definition filters as well) The point is you are not just relying on gadgets for spam control but best advisers on spam control this planet has
  9. petzl

    Spam detection

    suggest you at least try a SpamCop email account to see how its really done This is the best and most accurate cost effective filtering system on the planet. The big plus is that once spam is "very easily reported" (VER) it is added to SpamCops blocklist, effectively stopping spam while being sent and not after click the link SpamCop Email
  10. http://axthemax.com/promo.php?id=1 If you think it will help report the website to abuse<AT>cnc-noc.net Sometimes spamcop misses a beat or two so if you have the motivation feel free to step in Even better go to the website and see if there are links to other sites report them also
  11. you can also just use a "+" after your login name in my case petzl[at]spamcop.net works just as well as petzl+hotcopper[at]spamcop.net instead of hotcopper you can use whatever you choose
  12. This is not a/your NewsReader problem If you decide to disable ZoneAlarm install another product (such as) or switch to their 15 day free trail of their "PRO" version which is not affected (Zone Alarm are working on problem) Hardware types being the better choice over software ones ZoneAlarm is a very effective Software choice read about it here
  13. OK the latest Free edition of ZoneAlarm has the yEnc problem fixed! Make sure your computer is secure
  14. petzl

    Giving SPAMmers a taste...

    You should try to have your email forwarded to your SpamCop email account this is far superior/faster then there are no limits (the limits apply to POP'ing only) You are then best to POP direct from SpamCop's servers
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    Using SpamCop with Mailwasher

    While MailWasher is a fine program. For its "Pro" price one can get a FULL SpamCop email address and get FULL POWER & VERY accurate spam filtering backed up by SpamCop Email & VER® (Very Easy Reporting) from the fastest mail servers on this planet. SpamCop will reliably retrieve email from as many addresses as you have and only allow legitimate email to your inbox (at least this is my and most's case) YES there is much much more! Aside from putting money SpamCops way you get every email virus filtered and can use without fear your email address. Sign up and effectively immunise yourself against Spammers (spammers only end up having email spam immediately bitbinned as they try) Spammers effectively just end up in a sin bin (attack being the best defence) to be reported & blocked . That’s while they try to send spam, not days later
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    New Site Format

    I would like a "TAB" added to "VER" for the "SpamCop BlockList" or SCBL Other than that the new look is a plus
  17. I cannot see why the full block is not downloaded and "hardwired"? Save banwidth connect problems And good luck to George Bush from OZ
  18. is another of very many gettiing past brazil (also china)? Some time ago JT was claiming he would create his own list? Suggest he adds entire block
  19. The best approach for firewalls is to have both hardware and software protection installed ZoneAlarm so far has not had it's security bypassed from outside of one's windows PC (It can however be secretly turned off by programs installed on/to your computer) Most windows software does not ever completely uninstall requiring one to regularly reformat and reinstall Windows to recover disk space
  20. Someone has woken up it is now back to Normal. Thank you (I were talking of "WebMail" inbox moving it to my held/VER folder so I can veiw it in text format)
  21. I like to move suspicious mail there to open it in text format. The only option now is to guess it and report as spam or delete it EOM
  22. You have registered your mailhost?
  23. Again no trouble with every other place I save cookies Just here? OK figured it out I were using cessmail forum where the address changed to http://forum.spamcop.net Using this address cookies work fine
  24. I save cookies deleting the ones I do not want This works with "New York Times" bigCharts.com & other discusion web type boards but not SpamCop When first signing up this worked but not after deleting original cookie Again no trouble with every other place I save gookies Just here?
  25. !'m trying out Historykill (shareware) again works for every other site I save cookies on except this one I am now trying out 12-ghosts (free for personal and with a great Pop-Up killer just hold shift or "Ctrl" to bypass)and same finding SpamCop forum IMO has a problem? It seems deleting original cookie is not good I use a Password saver program (free for 21 passwords) but getting lazy in extra mouse moves (I only use 7 differnt passwords of varying security levels eg maximum is around 307 years to crack)