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  1. petzl

    spam or virus

    Thanks for the link I were not aware of them but are now. AVG has been around for a while and seems to be as good (if not better) as any paid for anti-virus product. Wonder when Microsoft will have a "tack-on" virus detector Chinese are internet hopeless! They probably have infected machines that send out virus's to all their spam victims? I only use a spamcop e-mail address and do not see any of their mindless rubbish. Any good provider would allow you to block all of China because of to many spam tolerent/ignorant providers. This also applies to their seemingly endless number of virus infected machines If you use a firewall and EVERYONE should (ideally BOTH hardware and software) Software minimum type You will see virus (amongst other deliberate attackers) always trying to access/attack and infect through various ports every few seconds
  2. petzl

    spam or virus

    Another reason to use SpamCop email (The ONLY email address you will ever need) as SpamCop checks all incoming email for both spam and Virus You should always run your own Virus program with latest definitions For windows uses check the links in my signature the Virus program I mention is not only as good as the best its free and reasonably low on system resources The other links are also now compulsory for a secure internet (wndows)computer all programs are free for individual use
  3. petzl

    Why not whitelists

    Actually I have been a long ignored supporter of using a whitelist odd shot fired without response Not sure what the reason for at least SpamCop e-mail to implement it? Probably does blacklist guru's out of a job
  4. petzl

    Remove link

    Nothing necessarily to do with illegality (It however may be). The person concerned specifically asked for the links to be removed. Not knowing why? Could be adult content etc, or just inappropriate. The best people to rule on this are the Domain registrar, particularly if there are no warnings for underage (this, as a for instance, could constitute illegality) Some use false weblinks for "phishing" which is often an illegal act also
  5. petzl

    Remove link

    Make the complaint to the domain registrar that they have unauthorisrised links to your websites and demand that these sites be closed <EOM>
  6. petzl

    Why not whitelists

    A reason why DUL is never used is that all email Headers have a DUL IP in them meaning all email would fail unless whitelisted A spammer only has to call his computer ""Whitelist IP" and regardless of where it was sent from because it had a "whitelist IP" mentioned in headers it would go to ones inbox (whitelists over ride all blocklists) It may be certain POP servers could identify a IP in a specific manner but most just "Keyword search headers" first for whitelist (if none) then for blacklist
  7. petzl

    Why not whitelists

    Yep the answer or solution to everyone's problem is to get the only email address you will ever need no email is ever lost by using SpamCops email system's blocking lists (mainly because it is thought out and set up correct) I get about 1 spam a month in my inbox which is easily dragged to my reporting folder (using IMAP) IMAP can also be used to easily whitelist email addresses by dragging them to reporting folder and then released by "Send and Whitelist" "button"
  8. petzl

    I'm blocked

    You may also be right However my advice to keep ones computer secure still stands Part of a security problem would be using an incompetent and or spam friendly ISP (they often collect email addresses passing through there servers to add to spam lists maybe even keep copies of creditcard numbers or more) SpamCop tries to go beyond mail servers and identifies actual individual computers that are spam sources. If an ISP masks this source through malformed IP addresses (incompetence/no rDNS) then the last traceable/identifiable IP is added to SpamCop Members Blocklist to sort probable spam into spam folders (for checking and reporting if it is spam)
  9. petzl

    I'm blocked

    You email address is not listed or blocked Your computer is open and everything on it is available to everyone Some are even using it to send their spam from it this is why SpamCops members have your computer listed Please read my signature AND
  10. petzl


    Begining to wonder myself if SpamCop needs winding up came right a few days ago speed wise then slowed down again (but not as bad as it was say a week ago? In the past this is simply due to a growing over supply of users
  11. I would like a downloadable and (ideally) uploadable Whitelist so far I do not need to use a blacklist but have experimented with it
  12. petzl

    No email Coming in

    If email is flagged by your blacklist and or the SpamCop filters email will end up in your held folder. SpamCop NEVER loses email You are always best to POP pop.spamcop.net directly and check what is in your held mail folder Login Here More likley your "forwarding system" has broken and is still waiting retrieval. Ideally you should phase out other email addresses and just use your SpamCop addy which is the only email address you will ever need
  13. Just have your ISP forward existing email addresses to your SpamCop address (often easily done using an ISP web site or phoning them) Turn that ISP's filtering OFF SpamCop's email is state of art with zero deletion of any false positives, SpamCop also checks for known Viruses on your email If you have to you can have SpamCop POP those accounts (Forwarding is quicker and best) POP Setup Page (you need to login) Hotmail you need to read this POPING Hotmail AOL Yahoo Make sure you have ALL emails with different domain names listed with your SpamCops Mailhost Click tag MailHost after logging on Try to just use your SpamCop email addy and phase out the others over time A SpamCop email address is the only email address you will ever need
  14. petzl

    Single email address blocked

    SpamCop members list which can be used for blocking (although members use the list to sort email into spam folder for checking) the Computer sending spam from a IP address (not an email address) The one who's computer is being blocked is probably comprimised meaning all Information on it is open and the computer itself can be operated by Spammers and or whoever Use my signature links to secure that (your) computer
  15. AFAIK IP has never been listed at least not in the last few weeks SpamCop tries not to list email server but actual computers sending spam If you have a windows computer pay to check it is secure
  16. Just pop spamCop directly with your email client set your POP to pop.spamcop.net make sure you remove your instruction for SpamCop to forward to your ISP This should remove any problems from your ISP (You still have to send your email through your ISP's smtp server though
  17. petzl

    Unreportable spam - sigalarm

    SpamCop full reporting is almost stopped. At best creeping along What is wrong? This crops up usually because of spamcops popularity and inability of system to keep up with the new members signing up Perhaps its time to reduce FULL reporting times to 24 hours to allow system to keep up? QUICK reporting should be reduced to 6 hours and maybe less
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    Easier Spamcop Webmail Login

    possibly I recomend using a program that stores ALL passwords on a USB disk (encrypts password file with two seperat algorythms) as it means this becomes even more secure and even if you end up with spyware on computer your password list remains very secure Just check my signature for all links
  19. I don't mind if Sueing Spammers was a money making scheme for SpamCop However I suggested the legal expenses and rewards could go to the Legal team diciding they had a winning Case Some time ago "Hey Pete" from the other SpamCop forum tried this by adding a fee to every abuse report he sent (or along these lines) I'm suggesting it can be done and successfully
  20. I would say this is a legitimate claim against these criminals even in South America, China and prticually USa. Australia has AU$Million a day fines for such I would say we have members here who can write a legal binding "BoilerPlate" bill to be included in abuse reports to any provider that (for instance) does not come off SpamCops members blocklist Once/first time is OK first time then after a weblink in every report with latest tally of what is owed to SpamCop Maybe even in Writing (hardCopy) When the Bill looks like it reaches an amount that a legal team believe they could collect on let them have 100% of the claim? AOL has or is finding that chasing spammers with lawsuits is detering them AOL reports decrease in spam
  21. It's to do with legal implications of who is reporting and thus blocking spam and ignorance is no defence When the men in black come looking it is YOUR door they will break down
  22. Your own email client can sort them into a folder or even delete them at server if that is what you wish you just set up your email clients rules. It is best you just have them sorted to a folder and (auto)marked read
  23. petzl

    MailWasher Pro

    Not seen any spam through a comcast mail sever yet? For that matter major majority of all Mail servers are so far spam free SpamCop also uses logic for adding to it's exellent blocklist and knows if spam is from a mail server or not. An ISP would have plenty of warning to do something about a spammer or spam source using their email server That said SpamCop blocklist still tries to identify the Computers IP that sends the email If the email server is competantly set-up The email server will not be listed by SpamCop. By this I mean as the spam is being sent SpamCop will often in seconds block the very computer trying to send spam (not the email server it is going through)
  24. petzl

    Uncomplimentary comments about Spamcop

    Denial of a problem this "mailing list" has is not a solution It would take more than one report for SpamCop to list an (which is a source)IP and when abuse reports stop coming the IP is released every abuse report is sent to their ISP and they can have SpamCop send a copy to them (if they wish to, but sounds to me like they prefer to be anti SpamCop) The problems this "mail list" is having is of their own creating and trying to protect the spammers they host Any user making malicous abuse reports through SpamCop can be expelled, with members fined (or both) SpamCop Blocklist is the very best spam filter one can use For any one to suggest not to use it is giving real bad advice. Any blocklist should be combined witha whitelist (A whitelist overrides a blocklist) The next if not best thing for one is to get is the only email address you will ever need which is a fully protected SpamCop email address (From botn virus and spam) Read about what real people say of SpamCop
  25. petzl

    MailWasher Pro

    ComCast have claimed they will block port 25 which would effectively stop their spew if they actually did this? (meaning mail would only be allowed through authorised mail servers SpamCop blocks the IP (computer) that the spew comes from but only when it starts spewing spam and releases that IP when the spew stops