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  1. Thanks for your reply. It's nice to know I can always count on this forum to provide the answers I'm searching for. Really, I'm not kidding. This is just f*cking great. Thanks again for your time and attention. You've been really helpful.


    You have lost me?

    The option is yours to cancel your account where you will be given a refund for time remaing and open a new one

    It may be possible by asking the owner of SpamCop's email service to transfer your setup to a new address of your choosing contact can be made by clicking the following link SpamCop's CONTACT WEB PAGE

  2. ...how can i do this? I have about two pages of addresses I want to keep but deleting them one page at a time just takes too long. I would delete my account and open a new one if i didn't have half a year left... Some how I added all these addresses by accident. No idea how but if some admin/sysop could delete the whole lot it would be great as they are mostly spammer addresses which defeats the whole object of the service, non?

    All the best Dave


    If you write to JT WebPage he will purge it for you.

    Although you can go direct to your WhiteList check all the boxes and delete them page by page (Probably best option

    The reason for accidently whitelisting email address is the Repoting Held Mail Page scroll box at top of page will "SCROLL" as you move (scroll) to bottom of page using mouse scroll wheel (to "release/delete" button)

    To avoid this happening click on page to remove the mouse activation of pages ScrollBar

  3. How do I create a new primary address for my current spamcop account without having to cough up money and time to establish a completely new account? This should be simple and seamless, but it isn't.


    a new spamcop address is the same cost as a years subscription for old one?

    You will have to spend five minutes or so in reseting your new account.

    Then again it may be as simple as requesting JT via webpage to transfer your setup to a new account. If you do this when the subscription is due it should cost you no more

  4. For your own peace of mind you will want to check you have all the normal security stuff installed and working - anti-virus, firewall and, perhaps, anti-spyware.



    jalcott might want to go through my signature for windows protection

    In meantime do a online scan (If your Nortons disabled something is wrong?)


    Another plus is to face up to getting a SpamCop email account which aside from blocking and reporting spammers. Also removes detected viruses before they arrive. It always pays to double this security with your own virus program that continually monitors your computer

  5. then autoforwarded to my ISP mail address. Outgoing mail indicates my domain name, but actually goes out from my ISP's server)

    What's happening and who needs to fix it?


    It pays to POP pop.spamcop.net directly as this removes or lessens the probability of other mailservers error

    SpamCop email is more than likley to be faster than mail from your companies server so no need to forward there

    By removing an unnecessary step it becomes easier to identify problems

  6. I never looked just assumed they would be?

    It may be they are not listed by cn.rbl.cluecentral.net and or china.blackholes.us but they need to be

    One of the spamcop listings is becase I put it there with one report but is due for release in a few hours!

    The other has a number of reports and will be there for a couple of days CHINANET-ZJ WENZHOU NODE NETWORK

    this was sent to a old legacy email acount CHINANET SICHUAN PROVINCE NETWORK

    this one was sent to spamcop addresses?

  7. Yesterday (thursday) could not send email. Spoke with ISP - Road Runner. One of the techs had not heard of spamcop.

    error message on attempting to send email.

    An unknown error was returned from the SMTP account . . .

    Server response '571 was found in bl.spamcop.net ....

    The only suggestion that the ISP had was to unplug the cable modem for 24 hours

    and let the DNS server assign a new address



    Your computer is being accesed by persons you don't want to access your computer. go through my signature and install a virus checker SpyWare checker and Firewall Also get latest updates from microsoft

  8. The SpamCop blocklist SCBL blocks the spam while it is being sent. Releasing IP when spammer has stopped sending.

    The SpamCop Blocklist acts like a radar when spam appears in the form of abuse reports or spamtraps that IP is blocked. When reports stop comming that IP is released

    If you choose to show the IP address more information can be given (SpamCop members can see what type of spam it is)

  9. In my signature I recommend the Installation of IE-SPYAD Particularly for Parents. But I suspect this type of software could be worked on to block all web sites from spam friendly providers (which IMO it pretty much does now)

    However it does cripple many features of (Genuine Part) Internet Explorer and Outlook Express so it does require a person of internet "savvy" to check the effectiveness of this non-genuine MicroSoft "Tack on"

  10. Petz:  This shooting a messenger argument does wash. A/the cause for being listed needs to be worked out and the fix applied

    Miss Betsy

    I think I already said the same thing a couple of posts back.

    Miss Betsy


    I know you did and are of course completly correct as usual

  11. There's more than one "blackhole list" on the Internet, Wazoo, so I don't think there would be any copyright/trademark restrictions involved.

    I'm pretty sure that their trademark is "RBL" and/or "Realtime Blackhole List," but not any one or two of those words.

    to suggest a new name: SpamCop Blackhole List


    I believe you are on the right track. I always try to refer to the list as our SpamCop Members List

    It just sounds friendlier (Like the Words DON'T PANIC) and would avoid the complaints about those choosing to use this list. A few people forever try to reason that the SCBL because it is named a blocklist is designed to bit-bin email? While it can do this it is meant to sort email to a spam folder (Idealy for reporting), which I and a major majority find it accurately does

  12. A question...

    Any suggestions as to what's going on? Please let me know if you need more info to help diagnose the problem.

    Thanks in advance

    Brian Vauter


    You have checked your Held Folder? You can check non spam email for whitelisting and forward

    You have your Domain Name naturalbridgecaverns.com listed in your whitelist? (Also check your personal blacklist)

    You have put your (one) "anybody<at>naturalbridgecaverns<dot>com" through Mailhosts? Just click the MailHost TAB in your Held Folder?

    If possible collect your SpamCop email directly from "pop.spamcop.net" do not have SpamCop forward email to your email domain

    This means simply less to go wrong and SpamCop's email is probably MUCH faster than your server anyhow. Forwarding is an unnecessary step and removes the problems arising from somewhere/one else

  13. Why is "Nim" mailing list getting on SpamCop's SCBL (is the question to ask)?

    I am on a number of mail lists none I get have yet appeared on the SCBL?

    The best thing is to recommend to those on mail lists is to use a hotmail account for them if this is the case (but not an answer as to why)

    If one gets bounced because of a blocklist they need to remove that address from their mail list (this is so simple I do not see the problem with it?) They of course need to have a working reply address (Most competantly set up mail servers will bounce one or two emails not 1000's of Joe Job's)

    It is also easy to check the posting IP's of a mailing list to see if they are on any Blocklist and figure out why.

    This shooting a messenger argument does wash. A/the cause for being listed needs to be worked out and the fix applied

  14. I can't however give the information you require as my dad's mailwasher is failing to bounce it (it says "maybe forged address").


    This is probably why you are getting on SpamCops list

    By bouncing email you are, at best/worst DOS attacking the email addresses of those who report spam. The email reply addresses are usually used by spammer's as a Joe Job

    Disable bounce "feature" of mailwasher, which is being stupidly and wrongly set by default Bounces are in effect what MailWasher is doing but only to valid and innocent parties email addresses (mailwasher may check email address for validity, before sending a bounce)

  15. Can anyone suggest what I can do?

    EDIT: I thought I should also mention that I never got a notification that I was being blacklisted.


    To find out your Computers IP Try this site

    MailWasher is not as good as a SpamCop Email account but it is probably the next best thing and has a whitelist facility, allowing suspicious email to be viewed in text only mode before being downloaded

    Your ISP IF competent and set up properly (meaning they should have a registered abuse[at] address and rDNS set) would be the one receiving abuse/spam reports

    SpamCop predominantly lists computers spewing spam to it's members Sorting List as the spam is being sent not after ( in a few seconds). When the spam stops the IP is released quickly as well. This effectivly sends a spam run (which takes hours) to Silicon hell (Bit Bin) for those smart enough to use SpamCop members SCBL. Meaning the spam run is mainly dumped before the spammer sends, So sending spam to a person who reports spam when its recieved, quickly blocks it before anyone else gets it. People are finding attack is the best form of defense against these criminals

  16. Well we've sent out a mailing today (PalmGear.com) and I don't think we spiked to hit your filter. However, the problem is occuring when we send to our "eReader.com" list. Yes, I'd take responsibility for making sure that our list is clean and up-to-date. We have a mailing for this list on Tues (10am ET) and I would be willing to bet that we'll hit the blocklist during this mailing. I just wish there was a way to stay off the list altogether, ya know?


    Petzls tips for marketing by email

    Assuming you are using Best Practice (look under Consent) You also need to use a common email address and do not change it. Many ISP's use a number of Blocklists (sometimes ISP's just send you to SpamCop if you are on any of them!)

    With a WhiteList it will override any BlackList making sure your email passes. Always state for users to list your domain name in their email whitelist. I always reccomend Hotmail address for mass emails/news lists to be sent to (using a 8 or better alphanumeric logon like 1_2_Buckle_my_shoe_3_4[at]hotmail.com

    Also ask for your clients to respond every six months to keep your mailing list legitimate if no response use snail mail/telephone to contact them further

  17. Petzl, while your suggestion to check for viruses and spyware is always sound, it is not likely the cause in this case as that IP is an outgoing mail server for cybersurf.com, cyberus.ca and possibly some other related ISP's.  The IP is not that of the OP but of their ISP.


    Yes it appears that the mail servers themselves may have an infection?

    On a windows machine it is a must to keep windows secure! although this virus infects linux servers Malware known as Cheese

    I have been doing some looking around and appears that cybersurf may have a security problem themselves and with their email servers?




  18. Okay, I understand, but how can I get unblocked?  My mother is also blocked from her own work e-mail too, and she needs to send messages to it!  What can I do to fix it?


    Someone using IP is infected and their computer has become a Zombie

    The Subject of a spam going through this IP is or was

    It pays to go through my signature to check that it's not you and both you and your mother have a secure windows computer

  19. Are you sure it's not a Joe Job?

    See: http://www.dynamoo.com/index.htm


    Nope? but that page was put up only after I submitted a abuse report?

    However the kiddie porn bit did seem suspiciously overboard and accept the poor sod is being attacked by scammers. Hopefully he can have the law work on his side

    Whomever posted through a European Zombie the ISP will have logs and a spanish jail room ready for the fraudsters