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  1. !'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)
  2. petzl

    MailwasherPro & SpamCop

    You possibly need to log into SpamCop and set up your mailhosts for reporting (this is a new addition to SpamCop to stop spammers forging headers) For the $30 a year you are best to get a SpamCop email account (much superior to mailwasher)
  3. petzl

    What to do about fake bounces?

    You can report bounces without using spamcop? You can use spamcop to Identify the source of IP that is using your email address but you are not allowed to report this/bounces through SpamCop
  4. Cannot log into IMAP mailserver as petzl[at]spamcop.net Can someone reconnect the network pls
  5. petzl

    Possible forgery

    Sample of forged bounce this was not bounced to my email address (To dowlnload rightclick and save to folder. File name is "MSN ServerMessage Delivery Failure.eml" ) :angry: To view you will need to "Right Click" mouse save as file and use Outlook Express to view drugs spam) spamcop reporting diagnoses this as a bounce (it was blocked by SCBL) This email is as I saved it it is in HTML (has been scanned by Mail server and Norton latest definitions) So it shows that SpamCop is doing some good and pays to report this spammer even if it is a personal report
  6. Bigpond block port 25 BigPond’s New Anti-spam Measures pwellens Posted: Apr 28 2004, 10:21 PM The fact is Bigpond have had port 25 blocked since 17th of April 2004 for all its users. Email now has to be posted through mail.bigpond.com So keep up the good work spamcop (again innocent)
  7. justbrilliant Your windows computer is secure right? My signature points to free resources for you to make it so Ad-Aware is also good for checking on spyware suggest one use both (get latest definitions) IF bigpond have had port 25 blocked, then they have had no affect? Bigpond have a notoriety of being stupid and expensive
  8. petzl

    Too many links, links ignored

    when this happens to me I just open the spam and get the REAL spam URL link and add its abuse addresses to the report no big deal? I have latest Virus scanner and a (software) firewall also scan for spybots wih Ad-aware and "Search & destroy"
  9. I have found Norton often jams "POP" after doing its "live update" and a reboot is reqired Are you using Norton/symantec?
  10. Amazing how comcast survive? Bigpond are noted as incompetent blocking port 25 is a smart move
  11. petzl

    Brand New Here

    Start here to check your setup < http://mail.spamcop.net/tips.php> and here <http://mail.spamcop.net/setup/setup.php> After doing that consider this Suggested setup for a start (1) Log in using your FULL spamcop email address here <http://webmail.spamcop.net/horde/imp> (2) click "Options" at top of page (3) in box "Mail Management" click "SpamCop Tools" (4) click "Select your email filtering blacklists." (5) uncheck box "Block All " and check all the boxes in box "DNS Blacklist" and click "Blue Button" "Modify" underneath I find that blacklist "dnsbl.sorbs.net" is for me agressive. You may uncheck any blacklist that is causing to many false positives (the Whitelist overides these blacklists. But will not override Virus detection Virus are deleted. You can turn notification of this off) (6) have your provider forward your email to your spamcop address (7) Setup your email client to collect (POP3) your email from spamcop. In the POP3 box of your email client remove the one you have there and replace with "pop.spamcop.net" (7a)You NOW need to whitelist your providers email servers for reporting spam (include your SpamCop email address). To do this go here and follow instructions (you logon with full email address and password) <http://mailsc.spamcop.net/mcgi?action=mhedit> If you have multiple email addresses you just need to submit one email for that domain (this is done to get around spammers forging headers) (7b) If you use IMAP to access your email, please use the following names: spamcop.net customers: imap.spamcop.net You can disable "auto polling". If you do not a bell will ring every time a message hits your "held folder" (8) Success you should now have all mail caught by filters in your held folder with only legitimate email in your inbox (9)For logging into held folder <http://mailsc.spamcop.net/reportheld?action=heldlog> This will allow you to forward and whitelist innocents and Toast the guilty at a simple click of the mouse button I would suggest you use password software for bettter security for logging in http://www.password-depot.com/download.htm This is basically freeware for 20 passwords/URLs It also works flawlessly from a USB drive (good for shared computers) Lockable by two wo completly different encryption methods (Blowfish AND Rjindael) You then disable your personal computer to remember passwords and login (always uncheck this option on shared computers) ****************** To contact SpamCop go here <http://mail.spamcop.net/> <http://mail.spamcop.net/contact.php> ***************************
  12. petzl

    Won't use spamcop much longer

    I'm in Australia and going over my email I do not see SpamCops blocklist hitting any?
  13. SpamCop may not be your cup of tea? Ideally SpamCops filters should be keeping your inbox spam free with no false positives (i.e. all spam captured is spam). This is what happens for me and a great many others Just a quick check of your VER folder and selecting "Quick Report and immediately trash" is usually all you have to do. Suggest you use "mole" reporting to stop spammers revenge attacking. The first thing you should do is set your "Whitelist" I often have whole domains whitelisted (if not a common spammer return address like hotmail.com etc) Also if you are finding one of the Filters too aggressive turn it off (like "dnsbl.sorbs.net") or uncheck it Look at the headers of received email to see if any of SpamCops filters are picking it up and it will give you an idea of what's taking place I usually full report spammers in an effort to remove their websites which I see as a better deterrent, but I have my laptop set up by my lounge chair and TV
  14. petzl

    Viruses with Spam

    not sure if this win98se windows file is with winXP? C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSCONFIG.EXE which you run then click "Startup" TAB and see if its listed. You turn it off by unchecking box (it will be removed from "Startup" on reboot
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    Sunk friends web site?

    Finally happened Received an email from "Bear" bear[at]123.x saying new Bear site and email address Did get my first name right as a lot of spammers do ? For me email did not ring a bell. I had never heard of bear site and thinking it spam, reported it (I did not check the link). To work out that this was not spam I did a google search which the caches show what it was. This is what made it clear that email was not spam (After Ellen contacted me) Turns out to be a genuine email from a anti-airport expansion group/person which I have concerns about and do get the odd email (about once a year or less from) straight away "ipowerweb" a domain registrar shut his site down? Been down since Friday "ipowerweb" claim they had several reports There is only one SpamCop report which is mine (I have sent emails to the abuse desk admitting my erroneous reporting) I do admit that the email looked spammy and it may be that there were a number of manual spam reports sent from outside of SpamCop (He had only posted 5 during emails the week) Any ideas on how to better remedy the situation I suspect this is more common than admitted where miss-identfied "legit" email is spam. I have other friends which often send strange emails but I always check address and name (This one threw me off because the return address and site ended in .com, but email came from com.au (telstra which is listed in "dnsbl.sorbs.net" (spamtraps) this again makes me check as there are a lot of false positives with sorbs particualy with spamtraps (spammers are bouncing email to spamtraps? which suggests not all bounces conform to a standard for them to get listed)
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    Sunk friends web site?

    I'm sure the Government is watching me? The are finally considering random checks (they won't) alcohol and cannabis use
  17. petzl

    Sunk friends web site?

    Germans no sense of humor Another advantage of learning to "fly" in Australia is cost. The booze here is great quality as two Belgium Pilots found out crashing their Aircraft in a poor sods driveway (Camden) while he was refueling his boat!! Killed his dog Dwain though (springer spaniel) I often see these low life flying hoons at gum tree level
  18. petzl

    Sunk friends web site?

    In my defense the email was from Bear? advising that "Bear site and email" updated? Would you not believe this to be spam? Before this the Email's were from a full first Last Name with a familiar email address never heard it called Bear site before? The Registrars claimed that there were several complaints? Only one came from SpamCop (mine) People do still (I suppose) report outside SpamCop and there would be those that want this site down? The webpage is up I believe because of pressure from SpamCop It is a problem where a Airport is ever increasing (Now southern hemispheres largest and growing) with all sorts of loons allowed to crash into local houses regularly also an unchecked drinking Pilot problem!! I know "Kevin" is a good guy and would never spam.
  19. petzl

    Server timing out when reporting spam

    Try asking your provider? I'm in Australia and to report a spam tacks around a second or two
  20. BigPond/Telstra have a very bad record of being spam tolerant, recently being offline for months because of their incompetence. Iprimus so far are a better option If you would give an IP address that is on SpamCops sorting/blocklist people would get a better idea of what's happening (SpamCop does not list email addresses) If your IP is on SpamCops list it means you are spamming or have a security problem. This needs to be addressed by you and quickly. SpamCop is a software program that accurately lists spamsources and delists when spam stops
  21. petzl

    blacklist threats, help!

    SpamCop would not send threats. This is a spammer fraud tactic just report such frauds through SpamCops spam reporting to see where this rubbish is comming from. SpamCop is a "BOT" that just tries to find the source IP of spam and blocks it automatically if "tripped" If your computer is "SpyBot" free and secure with a firewall with no as in zero open proxies it cannot be hijacked. "SpyBot's" can be installed by anyone just by clicking a "*.exe" file Windows by default hides extensions such as exe(?) and files are sent like flowers.JPG.exe and a user sees this as flowers.JPG (the exe is hidden) It would help if you provided an IP or headers of offending email (you should mung email addresses it, replaced by (X) instead of xx[at]xx.xx ) Also read my sig
  22. petzl

    Respectful request for assisstance

    SpamCop does not report bounce messages and rejects any attempt for one to use SpamCop for this purpose. A person circim navigating SpamCop for this purpose is likley to be fined and or expelled for doing so http://www.spamcop.net/fom-serve/cache/14.html You would have a security problem or be a spam source if listed by SpamCop However I cannot see any of the IP's as presently listed? A couple have been sending spam to spamtraps? So unless spamcop is silently reporting bounces? Which SpamCop should not be! SpamCop can detect bounce messages and disregard them?) Been detected sending mail to spam traps Been detected sending mail to spam traps
  23. If its a website there would be no list? It may of been "Joe Jobbed" by a spammer who has included this site (or pictures from that site) in their spam. If this is the case you need to get a copy of report from your upstairs and email deputies to list your site as a "innocent bystander". If you have a report there will be a link to do this yourself If you are on SpamCops blocklist for your email server you have a security problem (or are a spammer) and would need to know the IP address to look at it and advise further or read Miss Betsy's rendition
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    Reverse NDR Spam

    This person has not given us any clue as to what they are on about or any of the supposed afflicted IP address (yes we get spammers often proclaiming innocence) SpamCop does not allow bounces to be reported? SpamCop looks for originating IP to be blocked. They have a misconfigured server and are blaming SpamCop the messenger It would help if this person gave some info to check? A blocked IP number would help correct their problem It is obvious they have misconfigured something and wrongly blaming SpamCop
  25. petzl

    Why Am I Blocked FAQ

    Miss Betsy I would say the problem is that a number of know nothing do nothing "abuse" desks start complaining about what they term" SpamCop" spam (been there done that) The best way to deal with a open network (or open computer) is to format all their spam spewing drives and leave those drives with 20 alphanumeric password protected (this stops them spamming and something I am cosidering doiing! I've had enough If someone like Comcast does not mind insecure networks fine I hope they realize what information I do not decide to copy and post in newsgroups (Passwords credit card details etc) Then find they have to buy new drives for their servers fine and suits me.