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  1. But Petzl, I do not want to be transferring all my messages over the wire to any future spamcop SMTP servers.  Often when away from home, I am on very slow dialup.  Dropping the message at the closest mailbox (the ISP's) is an advantage and minimizes the bandwidth used across the internet.

    I completely agree with spamcop's decision not to support SMTP servers from the reputation point of view.  I don't think SPF will be widely accepted and implemented to make it useful.


    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

  2. I want to be able to use only my spamcop address on all emails, regardless of where I send my email from.


    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)

  3. It is NOT only with GeoCitites sites, but many sites.  I have no control over the code or what gets worked on first, so no, I have no idea if they have even determined the cause completely yet. 

    The only info on our side is that the parser finds a link then does nothing with it.  Sometimes, refreshing the parse will yield a result, other times not.


    Found a simple Geocities form to report these sites


    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

  4. Tracking URL of a sample ????


    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 :P (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)

  5. does it reference yahoo webspace, or is the URL using a Yahoo redirect, which doesn't actually go to a Yahoo destination?


    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?

  6. 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

  7. Hi,

    Following spamcop's recommendation on this page:


    [snip tedious fix for]

    I downloaded SpamKiller from Minute Group.

    Now outlook is working great again.

    I suggest you take down the recommendation of SpamKiller from that page, and any other places its mentioned.



    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

  8. That is probably what I did wrong then! I just hit forward and sent it that way. I will try as an attachment. Thanks.


    Never display your email address with an "[at]" put <AT> in it like


    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

  9. anyway, to get back to my original question, has anyone else noticed a significant increase in spam coming from hotmail as the last stop before reaching your local server?

    thanks, paul


    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

  10. The domain record for hotcopper.com.au indeed still shows the same financial services unit behind it,  I've since deleted the email they sent me (shame on me) but in it they provided a link to a press release on hotcopper.com.au that mentioned they had been purchased by a 3rd party and weren't sure they would continue offering any of their services.


    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

  11. Being the kind of straightforward person that I am I sent a professional-style flame to the email address listed on the domain record for hotcopper.com only to discover (via their response) that they (a financial services unit) is no longer affiliated with hotcopper.com and that they, too, think blocking spam-protected accounts is pretty idiotic.

    As of this morning the domain record was updated to reflect a surreptitious domain squatter that is now trying to sell hotcopper.com.

    That explains why you got blocked all of a sudden.  Domain squatters go hand-in-hand with the rest of the underbelly of the Net, such as spammers.


    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)

  12. So let's review. Another customer of the company that hosts my domain sent

    out spam. spam Cop added that server to bl.spamcop.net. I have my e-mail

    account on that server forwarding all e-mail to spam Cop (which is suggested

    in the spam Cop documentation). Since the server doing the forwarding is now

    in bl.spamcop.net, every single e-mail that is forwarded gets blocked.

    > http://forum.spamcop.net/forums/


    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

  13. Disclaimer: Please have patience as I'm not all that tech-savvy. I mean to say - well - I was an English major.

    So, lately (last week or two) I've been getting, in addition to the usual spam, blank e-mails. No subject, no body. And they all seem to be coming from [some random name][at]yebox.com or [some random name][at]didamail.com

    I Googled this and got nothing. Any insight as to what this is, what it's caused by, etc? Also, I want to be sure I use SpamCop correctly, and I know a crux of that is to be sure the spam I'm reporting is actually spam. The funny thing is, I have no idea if this is spam.


    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

  14. I've had the "bounce flag" set for my (paid email) spamcop email account twice today; it has never been set before.  The details (if you could call them that) were


    A test message to the bouncing address -- my spamcop address -- came through quite quickly.

    If it never happens again, I won't mind.  How can there be a bounce issue with messages to my spamcop address that's my fault (rather than the fault of the spamcop email system)?  Is there a way to find out more?  Thanks.


    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)

  15. What could an user say this when reporting spam to mailing list owners without breaking any copyright law(s)? If not what could / should a user say?



    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)

  16. Steven,

    Thanks but I can't find where I get those details from. Can you please give me directions?

    Thanks - Stefan


    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.

  17. SpamCop does not try to block anything.

    That's right SpamCop Members List is to sort probable spam

    I disagree. It looks like a legitimate BT mail server that has been used by the spammers to pass some spam through.
    OK looking at SenderBase I saw it listed as a mail server

    Not always. Many mail servers check whether the machine they are currently talking to is blacklisted. If it is, they end the conversation before anything (including headers) is transferred. On the other hand, these servers do not check if any other machine mentioned further down in the headers is blacklisted.

    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)

  18. Petzl,

    Am not an IT guy, am a journalist, so am afraid I don't understand your post

    " or c2bthomr03.btconnect.com is or was Listed reported with subject "BUSINESS STATIONERY SPECIALISTS"

    SenderBase is showing IP is going off it's brain in sending spew."

    Do you mean that "c2bthomr03.btconnect.com" is coming from the same email server as mine so Spamcop is highlighting/blocking everything from BTconnect, the UK's largest email host?


    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

  19. I sent an email to a friend of mine and it was bounced back with the following message:

    However, my IP address (81-138-231-94) is not blocked - according to your site - so why is it being blocked?

    I have come onto this forum because unless the list shows me as blocked I cannot find a way to contact spamcop directly (something that has wasted the last hour of my working day to find out), which I regard to be difficult to excuse when a company's actions affect another's business.

    29184[/snapback] or c2bthomr03.btconnect.com is or was Listed reported with subject "BUSINESS STATIONERY SPECIALISTS"

    SenderBase is showing IP is going off it's brain in sending spew

    Pay to read my signature if this IP is yours?

  20. I keep getting bounced email with my domain forged in the sender info, as well as "phishing" emails allegedly from "webmaster" and "postmaster" etc at my domain.

    My question is, if I were to put "[at]mydomain.com" in the personal blacklist, would it catch most or all of that junk? What is the likelihood of false-positives (I typically don't send THROUGH SpamCop so I don't think it's likely to get caught there...)


    In SpamCop Email (the only email address you will ever need) you put in mydomain.com do not put in [at]mydomain.com

    In my whitelist I get a fair amount of email from TZ which generaly ends in TZ so by putting TZ in whitelist ALL "from" email addresses ending in TZ are passed I also do this with most Australian domain names like vagabond.com.au this lets a bit a spam through that would otherwise be blocked, but so far not a problem ( note do not use .TZ in white/blacklist)

    My Blacklist I have yahoo.com, hotmail.com but in whitelist put in FULL [at] address of people I know using these domains/email services For instance hard_[at]guess<AT>hotmail.com gets through but other [at]hotmail.com do not

    So far I get little spam if TZ becomes a problem C an easily remove it from Whitelist (Remember a whitelist overides ALL blacklists)