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  1. petzl

    Mailwasher fails to report to spamcop

    It is Mailwasher itself that is attemping to send/email the spam for reporting to spamcop (no other program) So your SMTP setup in mailwasher is wrong (Mailwasher is reporting spam in this case the email program doing it, no other) ERROR MESSAGE Error 550 Relaying not allowed RESOLUTION This error message is coming from the mail server, not from MailWasher. This error means that the SMTP (outgoing) mail server did not recognize you as an authorized user and rejected your e-mail message. Most ISPs (ISP stands for Internet Service Provider, and this includes GCI) configure their mail servers to recognize only those computer IP addresses that are on an accepted list. If you use multiple ISPs, or just switched from another ISP, you are likely to encounter this problem. The solution is to change setting of the SMTP server for that mail account under your e-mail application: What are my POP (or IMAP) and SMTP settings? POP or IMAP is your incoming mail setting and SMTP is your outgoing mail setting. You need to consult your documentation from your email provider for these settings, or see the MailWasher® Pro help for more information. While Mailwasher is very good as it allows you to not only whitelist email addresses it also allows you to use the best most accurate Blocklist around SCBL along with others. It also by immediatly reporting spam is attacking the spammer It is still not as good as a full SpamCop Email address
  2. petzl

    Mailwasher fails to report to spamcop

    You also have Mailhosts configured? The problem with mailwasher while it works very good one tends to stay out of touch with the ever evolving SpamCop For instance did you know spamcop reporting system was down 24th August (for a major hardware upgrade) much of the day and may be a source of your troubles Ideally you should consider upgrading to a full SpamCop Email account which accuratly filters your email from spam and virus before you get it. all spam is put in a Very Easy Reporting (VER) folder
  3. http://spf.pobox.com/howworks.html This site has a reasonable explanation Basically fake email addresses are checked to see if email address originates from that domain if not it is rejected (hopefully in SpamCop emails case it goes to held folder)
  4. Suprisingly I too end up in places where dialup was the norm. This has now changed or changing with wireless (now apparently offerering up to 75 megabites a second from your laptop) SpamCop Email Service should never rest on its "laurels" and needs to advance. While still the very best (and only)email service for stopping spam getting to your inbox. I want more, which is a very white hat SMTP for sending email and needs not to be "pooh-poohed" and forgoten about because of simply being sumised as being in the too hard basket
  5. Well if JT would get behind the SPF program and provide a SMTP (out going server accessed by logon/Password) It would be a disincentive for spamcop joejobs and you could send/access email with your SpamCop address anywhere Remember I would also like non SPF to go to held mail if not whitelisted The idea sounds solid and a good antispam solution (again IF it becoes a universal norm)
  6. Found a simple Geocities form to report these sites http://uk.geocities.yahoo.com/v/alert.html I thugh I may of killed the spammer but although down to 3 from twenty the spammer is very much still not got the message
  7. I' getting a deluge from what I believe to be same spammer using UK Yahoo/geocities web sites that link to other pornsites to my hotmail account (20 a day) also If you are a paying Spamcop Email user you can see some them of them here Geocities spam samples You will see they are not fast in taking these sites down either? 3 days to be removed. It also suggests to me they Geocities UK may have a security problem Looks like this Geocities spammer is now RIP (so reports do work) Every so often spamcop does not report the URL so I add it manually. Also this spammer incudes a base 64 spam which sometimes SpamCop does not get(again I add that and the site it links to to my spamcop report (so if you have the time you can do this yourself) If the site is unreachable SpamCop will not report it either (often site has been canceled)
  8. petzl

    Hotmail ignoring abuse reports

    Mainly uses Yahoo webspace (all different name) with links elsewhere On some occasions (not often) it redirects from yahoo If I have the time I also report the weblinks from Yahoo Must of hit a nerve, as once out of over a hundred reports in that the Pornsite it was redirected to claimed they will block yahhoo redirects?
  9. petzl

    Hotmail ignoring abuse reports

    Well MS is cashed up to by more bullets "money from Mr Richter and his company, OptInRealBig.com, will be used to augment efforts to combat spam and other computer misuse." I don't say reporting spammers works all the tme. On the otherhand fines and or prison sentences seem to be esculating for spammers I always report my hotmail spam at present getting abut 10 a day (porn) from same spammer always referancing Yahoo webspace (which link to diferent porn sites) not sure how long before Yahoo take them down if they do at all? I'm sure if Hotmail get enough evidence of this spammer he will find him/her self facing the courts I do what I can to provide the bullets
  10. The best way to stop getting spam in you inbox is to get a SpamCop Email Account This allows your email to be downloaded or forwarded to (forwarding is best) and then accuratly spam filtered.Probable spam is put in a Very Easy to Report (VER) folder and email identified as clean to your inbox This account allows whitelisting of email addresses and or domains you regually receive email from. Most find it very accurate to POP spamcop which You will also be given a SpamCop email address which is the only email address one will ever need. You are allowed two weeks to decide if it is your cup of tea or not
  11. petzl

    Spam from my server?

    Never display your email address with an "[at]" put <AT> in it like "info<at>jovonna-rose<DOT>org" or "info[AT]jovonna[DOT]org" first contatact is best used ging a free throwaway address like "hard_2_guess<AT>hotmail<DOT>com" upgrading contact when you consider it confirmed (spammers use programs called spiders Forward to your secret email address as an attachment (in the case of"outlook Express" Ideally you should consider coughing up the US$30 a year for the only email address you will ever need which is a SpamCop email address this will also collect email from all your email addresses you now have and can easily be trained to accuratly only allow legitimate email to your inbox with all spam just ending up in a "Very Easy Reporting" folder where ALL spamm is reported and added to SpamCops members count towards blocklisting You have a two weeks free trail to test if this indeed is your cup of tea or not and a refund if it amazingly is not I am in Sydney Australia and SpamCop's biggest whinger/critic if it fails Which it rarely dores. If it does is continuosly improved to correct
  12. This has just recently changed from "report as spam" not sure why However sites of spammers as well as spam copanies seem to regually end up before the courts
  13. I'm starting to get a persistant spammer (porn) to what was a clean hotmail account with a "hard_2_guess[at]hotmail.com" address The best defence is attack report all spam in the case of hotmail I not only report through spamcop but also put it in hotmails "junk" folder then delete/trash it and hotmail will then present a popup to allow you to report it as "junk" Hotmail atively hunts down spammers worldwide Once reported it pays to use Blocklists however when using a selectable numbe of blocklists as well as personal blacklists these need to beoverridden by your personal Whitelist (simpler to get the only email address you will ever need
  14. We are not allowing use of spam blocking email accounts Regards, HotCopper www.hotcopper.com.au <http://www.hotcopper.com.au> ________________________________ From: H Skinner [mailto:petzl[at]spamcop.net] Sent: Sat 9/07/2005 7:34 PM To: HotCopper.Support Subject: my account suspended why? a typical reason why they are FREE
  15. petzl

    Her's another brilliant thinker

    I gave them an email address my present "provider" dumped me with and it is now getting stock spam within 24 hours of giving HotCopper. That email address which I had not used? So (IMO) either Hotcopper are selling email addresses or personal information is somehow being scraped? This imformation is not available to public. Of course it may be (wink wink nod nod) extreme outside probability/odds that it is coincidence and also that the spammer is touting stocks (from USA ip with an invalid reply address tj8ca<AT>verizon.net) Just proves NEVER give out a legit email address to people first contact use a free through away with a (like)HaRd_2_Guess<at>hotmail<DOT>com one
  16. petzl

    Her's another brilliant thinker

    This is with Hotcopper.com.au (Australia) Seems most of the sensible imput is moving away from them at any rate (at least the ones I follow have moved)
  17. You have of course put the email address of this provider though SpamCops MailHost by clicking "TAB" mailhost?
  18. petzl

    Filtering query

    The question is why is the company that hosts his domian getting blocked Answer because it's cheap and the reason it is cheap is because it is no bloody good and just wants to milk your bank account Answer tell them they are getting listed by SpamCop (not a easy feat). To get this far means they are no bloody good and GOODBYE and ask for ALL money so far milked to be paid back (if they have a ombudsman make a formal complaint to get your money back AND closed down) The fact is their sevrver is a supporter of spammers and does NOTHING to stop being listed
  19. learn to use SpamCop Email's "WhiteList" and put in "bounces.spamcop.net" without the " " the same goes for specific domains you regually get email from. If you get too much spam passing through because of whitelisting remove the domain from whitelist and replace with FULL email address
  20. petzl

    blank e-mails from the same "providers"

    It's spam you don't want it you don't know who sent it When you paste headers just put/add in body "NO BODY IN spam" SpamWare is pretty crippled and often for one reason or another falls over when using a hacked computer that a provider dosen't care about
  21. petzl

    Bounce flag set

    The SpamCop email system is the best available. In the unlikely event of issues and or expected issues, it would be announced here Latest events are posted on your WebMail logon I would also expect to see others raising like/similar email problems in this "newsgroup" if problem was other than yours or those trying to send to you I'm in Sydney Australia and all my SpamCop Email arrives with spam being put accurately in my spam folder and only virus free and legitimate email put in my Inbox (which "Outlook Express" checks without fail every 10 minutes)
  22. Best keep it short Like ******* spam SOURCE Blocking IP RANGE for 12 months before relist IP start IP end Do not respond to this message for 12 months all effort to will be blocked ******* This particular IP range is just an example and I do not wish to infer that they need blocking (ADELPHIA)
  23. petzl

    Sender was blocked by not on BL

    Google will also show you spam sightings of this IP ISP does not wish to receive report regarding For an IP to be listed means the Provider is another usless leech who needs dumping. These type only wish to milk Bank accounts and should be fined and closed down (It will gradually be added to more and more SpamLists the IP "loadbalancer1.orcon.net.nz" is a email server which is spam friendly.
  24. petzl

    Not listed, but blocked

    That's right SpamCop Members List is to sort probable spam OK looking at SenderBase I saw it listed as a mail server And another is to slow sending spam to a painful crawl meaning the Spammers server gets backlogged (Would like JT to add this feature to mail from such places as China Brazil and other known spam Sources They would still after 3 hours sending one spam end up in our spam Folder)
  25. petzl

    Not listed, but blocked

    CORRECTED FOR swingspacers SpamCop will try to list the computer sending spam (not the email server) However the IP is in Congleton United Kingdom and is a mail server and seems to, or may be a Zombie. Your email headers contained this IP address. The way many blocklists work is it "keyword" searches email headers for "banned" IP addresses Clicking HERE will tell you what your computers IP is and where you are