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  1. Sorry to say this is an extremely stupid answer -like the whole spamcop thing, of course.

    Disregard myself as SMTP sender - I fortunately happen to have several ISP, as this is part of my business as an IT specialist.

    As of now, there are some 20 million mail accounts in France, and laposte.net represents 4 million accounts.

    P.S. some Google research showed me I was not the only one aggravated by your nuisance. I hope someone will stop this nonsense.


    Losing services to GOOD email providers are we?

    As to your statistics fitting catagory of lies damn lies then there are statistics

    For instance I don't know why my present provider as do all providers stick one with a compulsory email address? I and a great many like me, just don't want and won't bother using! So your 20 million of French spam targets means???

    My list of partners also do not use the email account their ISP sticks them with either

    I wouldn't be interested in using your server if you also did not effectively and accurately protect me from spam as SpamCop Email Service does

    Wonder how many other paying customers feel this way.

    I do not use any Australian providers for a trusted and reliable email account.

    I just use and pay for SpamCop email account. (I'm in Sydney Australia) Many of which also have infomercials on TV or magazines all proved to me to be worse than usless.

    My business relies on my receiving email without overdoses of spam and or losing email to do so would cost me my livelihood.

  2. I would be adviseable to have the live person link on the homepage so people do not have to get frustrated trying to find the information. Most users are not savvy enough to figure any of this out. I am a System Administartor and do not have the time to deal with this. Your webpages are not well laid out and information is difficult to find.


    If you are ending up on our SpamCop members list, which we (SpamCop email users) use for sorting potential spam email, you have a problem

    Many ISP's borrow this list to very effectively and accurately protect their user's from Joe Job's, spam virus attacks, etc. by simply bitbinning email although not intended for this. Private users also use many different programs such as MailWasher

    There are lists created by major providers (i.e. AOL, MSN, etc) which are not public and will just bitbin without any warning.

    The fact is if you are on SpamCop's SCBL you are most likley getting yourself listed on a major majority of private blacklists, in which you don't know you are on and are very hard to get removed from. (For instance my company operates such secret blacklists as do most)

    A major concern should be that if you use a static IP (and you do not spam) your computer is a Zombie This means every thing on it is not private Example News story

    The next possibility is if you are a system administrator you are bombing people with denial of service attacks called a Joe Job

    if so you immediatly need to adjust your system to modern best practice of today

    "Postmasters, please limit forgery blow-back"

    If you have a windows computer go through the links in my signature which are free programs for private users and should get your computer secure

    If you post the IP concerned here better (IMO the best) advice will be given to you on how to correct your system's problem even if you do operate a marketing system (People here can advise on Best Practice

  3. Can you offer any advice on how we may track this person down to try to resolve this issue?




    You can by reading the headers identify the ISP and possibly the town the email came from further checks in google can often identify the person sending the email

    If you can identify the IP in the email header you past it into the box Here and it should show you the town where the posting came from

    Pasting the same IP in this box should identify the ISP

  4. It seems as of late spamcop is having difficulties resolving link obfuscation.

    It takes multiple reports and crossing of fingers to get spamcop to finally resolve in order to submit the reoprts.

    maybe timeout is set to short?

    Any ideas/suggestions/comments?


    Many spamvertised sites are setup on hacked Zombie computers meaning it takes to long to for spamcop to verify that site is live

    You can report these sites yourself a exellent windows tool for this is SpamDeputy

    Also checkout the sites on my signature to ensure ones computer is secure

  5. Sounds like rubbish to me? They have no customers or reputation that I know of? I do not see anybody but themselves touting their claims as true!

    This the CEO

    there is a product developed/bought for CISCO systems called Zombie Killer which seems to be at the heart of Kelkea (MAPS) service

  6. Petzl, you fully lost me on your reply, can you explain :-)  Sorry, I do not get what you are saying.


    Return-Path: deputies<AT>admin<DOT>spamcop<DOT>net

    is a working email address which you can reply to and SpamCop will try to answer in 24 hours

    Your "subscriber" who uses an unguessable spamcop spamtrap address (over 40 characters/numerals long) does not want you to send them email.

    If you have to contact them you will have to use the Postal Service and or telephone (3am calls are best usually home)

    I do not see how they subscribed in first place using a SpamTrap address. You sound like you are sending email to a unconfirmed address

    All subscription email addresses are first sent one email letter and ONLY if that address is replied to further contact can be made

    A resnoble rendition of email standards is in BondedSender loook under CONSENT and UNSUBSCRIBE

  7. The IP of the offending email server?  I assume you mean the one in the BL now?  Is it possible to take this private, I am not at liberty to post such information publicly.


    SpamCop spamtrap addresses are unique 352bit crackable/uncrackable email address (Banks only use 128bit) which would only be gathered by a "web bot spam spider" and or email sending virus!

    SpamCop spamtrap addresses have over 40 characters/numerals/non-numerals in them and are non-guessable (They can if spotted be used deliberately in a return address, however they are routinely taken off line and replaced)

    One report to a Spamtrap would not get an IP listed it would take a number like from a AUTORESPONDER?

    You can read it here

    Basically spammers send spam with "joe Job" return addresses (often spamcops spamtrap addresses)to non-existent addresses on ones server (as do email sending virus) To mindlessly bounce email is nowadays helping a spammer and will end one up on the SCBL

    Request for private assistance can be done by "clicking here Click

  8. Just as no one can control spammers, it is also extremely difficult to control not getting your email address spoofed.


    Your problem is that neither you or your email provider know about email.

    Consider getting a SpamCop email account NO email is lost.You would be

    Getting the ONLY email address you will ever need

    encourage your recipients to do this also and they will recieve all email without spam going to their inbox

    (I am in Sydney Australia used SpamCops most exellent service for years)

    Your ISP is no doubt very happy in milking his ca$h cows (i.e. $YOU$) without offering a service

    If your ISP was on the ball you would never be blocked by SpamCop!

    SpamCop would of sent an email to their (your providers) registered address before being added to it's SCBL.

    The fix is quick and simple. Unfortunately many providers do not even have a working email address and or bother to read it. They just want to milk their cash cows

    SpamCop's members list (SCBL) does not block email addresses

    Every computer is allocated an IP address which should be stamped on email headers identifying to your provider whose computer sent the email which should also identify you.

    It is this IP number that SpamCop lists and many ISP's wisley use it to block as it will often list an IP addreses as it tries to spam not after the "spam run" which can take hours. This means a spammers run hits silicon hell in seconds. When spam from that IP address ceases that IP is then freed

    (SpamCop members use it to sort email while using a WhiteList meanining email is never bitbinned but sorted accuratly to a reporting folder where it is easily checked as spam then if not released, Very Easily Reported, also known as VER by SpamCop email users )

    Some ISP's do not bother to have their email set-up compliant to world standards causing the next identifiable IP up the chain to be listed

    Check to see how accurate YOUR provider is

    Depending on how competent your or the email receiving ISP is. Should mean that if your computer is listed by SpamCop it has been hacked (unless you spam) and ALL information on it is available to this/these hackers. Your computer is then known as a ZOMBIE and access to it is sold to spammers so it can be used to send mass spam to the planet (If it contains credit card number bank accounts and passwords they will also have these, as well as your address for perhaps blackmail or even home invasion)

    In reality if SpamCop has your computer blocked it is perhaps telling you to GET OUT OF THE HOUSE NOW!!

    To secure your computer (at least check its secure) and keep it that way you should follow the links in my signature

  9. Ok this is really hacking me off now, I have just got another spamvertized e-mail and the site pharses back to the same joker in Hong Kong - what do you do when the spammer is the ISP hosting the site!


    http://fimn.vgr100.com/ph/znfm/hgefsjn.php resolves to

    Time to cook up some Friedspam methinks!


    ROKSO spammers are professional spam gangs If one uses SpamCop Members sort list (otherise known as the SCBL)none of it would get to your in box

  10. evolutionwebinc.com,Mar 10 2005, 04:05 PM]Does anyone else have a problem with SpamCop listing IP addresses without any proof of spam originating from those IP's Especially where a shared IP is used by numerous different clients?

    If anyone has similar problems please share.  We need spamcop but it has to be done right.



    No problem for me. SpamCop is alway's perfect and of course the very best spam protection on the planet when used competently. I never get false positives or spam in my inbox (well maybe one a month) as I use it to sort email with my/a whitelist

    My SpamCop members sort list protects me and everyone else from drongo providers who bounce email/viruses to spamtraps as well as Job Job the planet! Then yell it's SpamCop's fault that we are annoying idiot's

    "Postmasters, please limit forgery blow-back" might wish to read before opening mouth for foot, or go away continuing to be ignorant

  11. Hello

    A mail was blocked on my mail server and ORF Log viewer Message says

    Blacklisted by the SPAMCOP DNS blacklist ( DNS lookup result : , SMTP response code: 550. Details " Blocked - see http://www.spamcop.net/bl.shtml?".

    If I check on spamcop blocking list, it says not listed in bl.spamcop.net.

    I am confused due to these contradictory messages. Can any body pls let me know what's exact problem?



    Possibly you were on it? but are no longer on it

    SenderBase still say you are blocked by SpamCop (it takes a while to propagate around)

    Sounds like you are doing one of the following to SpamCops SpamTraps

    "Delayed bounces, virus notices, vacation messages and other forms of auto-response are frequently misdirected and can cause the sending systems to be blocked" Read about it by clicking here

  12. 2. I will also redo my enquires form to include a mandatory field that requires users to choose whether they'd like to receive our mailings (simple yes or no field). In an automated email it would say that you have subscribed and should this not be the case then please reply and you will be removed.



    It needs to be the opposite?

    If one wishes to continue recieving your emails then they need to reply

    If you do NOT get a reply they are NEVER to be bothered again

    A good how to do this is by going to Bonded Sender and look at passage CONSENT and passage UNSUSCRIBE to see the riot act on professionalism

  13. So I should report these "bounced" emails to spamcop? Of course I want this guy to stop spamming people, but moreso, I want this guy to at least take my email off his return path when sending out these mails.


    If you are getting a copy of the spam in the bounced email report as I suggested (do not use SpamCop for this) make it a personal abuse report

    If there are no "attachments" showing you the spam and its source you can use spamcop for reporting the ISP for "misdirected bounces" (this is unlikley to be the source of the spam)

  14. A spammer seems to have put an email address I own as the return email address for all his spam mails. This resulting in me getting every failure delivery email from the victims' server.

    Please, is there anything I can do about this? Im seriously desperate since ive been getting 100-200 failure delivery emails a week.



    You have to report (using the "DAT" or contained file in bounce) the source from where the spam is being sent from (you are not allowed o use SpamCop to do this) SpamCop can however help you in giving abuse addresses for personel reports

    Seems to work for me

  15. Yes JT has reset my password he believes the limit is 30 but right now not game to try it (Will try again next sunday Sydney Australia time) I don't expect much mail on Sunday Monday


    Looks like JT is correct (30 is maximum) I just used random 26 lowercase/Upercase characters numbers (giving 208 bit security) and it works (numbers and Characters only no symbols)

    Willl change this shorty to an undisclosed (higher or lower) number as giving away password size is also a "clue" but 208 bit security is better than a banks

  16. I just tried to delete unwanted entries in my SC Mail whitelist.  Each entry I deleted took me back to page 1.  When you have over 35 pages to deal with this makes it a very slow process.  It should at least remain on the page you are dealing with.  It would also help if each item had a date attached as to when it was placed there.


    I agree The whitelist is hard to update

    I try to whitelist domains and only use specific domain addresses when it becomes a problem to keep the list shorter

  17. That is what I did not want to happen to me, sorry  :(

    Have you sent a message off to JT to reset the password?


    Yes JT has reset my password he believes the limit is 30 but right now not game to try it (Will try again next sunday Sydney Australia time) I don't expect much mail on Sunday Monday

  18. Have you tried?  Have you gotten any errors? If confirmed that at least x characters is accepted, that could be added into one of the FAQ entries.

    My passwords are 11 qwerty characters including the date of last change and are changed every 90 days.


    I used 50 and are presently locked out :(

    No error message nothing so the limit is less than 50 (What the number is though I don't know) HotMail seems to be between 8 & 15 (at least the box only holds fifteen characters)

    I use 40 to 50 randomly generated uppercase lowercase qwerty characters with random numbers on most accounts I wish to be really secure (equal to 400 bits)

    I use a password saver on a USB drive so remembering them is no problem, The password file is also available (hidden) on my website also heavily encrypted by two different algorythm methods

  19. What is the maximum size for passwords

    is 30 characters to many

    What characters can be used

    Personally I like to use between 45 and 60 random characters and numbers with symbols such as"=" signs included for maximum security

    Can this be accommodated or is one limited to upper & lower case QWERTY with numerals

  20. SpamCop wouldn't be interested because, IIUC petzl's posts, Bonded Sender is part of Ironport who owns spamcop.  Also, because part of the mission is to stop a spam run.  For whitehats, that happens as soon as they get the spamcop report.  The primary purpose is not to blacklist any IP address permanently.

    Some other blocklist might be more interested.

    Miss Betsy


    I see BondedSender and SpamCop as ideal and complementery to each other and if one of BondedSenders customers does start spamming it's

    (1) easily traced by SpamCop


    (2) easily and immediatly blocked by SpamCop

    Remember for properly configured e-mail servers SpamCop easily blocks the SOURCE without blocking the server it went through

    Once dedicated and Whitelisted e-mail servers become the norm, it will mean only whitelisted e-mail servers will be accepted by well everyone and children starting on internet will only associate spam with spam (that exellent meal in a tin)

  21. There are a couple of inherit problem with whitelists... 

    * Everyone must sign up to join them.

    None can commuincate until all parties of a communication channel are subscribed.


    To use Bonded Sender whitelist is free and as easy to use as a Blacklist

    * They're not bullet proof

    What happens when a someone makes the effort to disrupt the service.  1000 spammers who acqurie 1000 valid accounts can lodge a lot of complaints.

    What about a conspiracy?  if someone doesn't like what someone else does...  Who gets blocked, who doesn't?

    Bonded sender to be listed are not free and require a Bond each SINGLE spam Complaint costs that user US$20

    * administration and judication would be a nightmare

    Someone has which reports are valid or not.  Otherwise ppl will be unjustly removed

    Bonded Server is free for one to use as a whitelist to subscribe it has to be paid for

    If it was as simple as we wish, it would have been done.

    In an ideal world, no problem it could work.  But then, in an ideal world, would it be needed in the first place?

    It is needed now will people use it is another matter. That letter from your Bank or Solicitor WOULD arrive if Bonded sender was used

    Check out BondedSenders Riot act to see

  22. Luv ur signature petzl

    I'm a little curious if you are familiar with the sourceforge project Calm or specifically clamwin:



    I'm currently checking out AVG tho.

    So far, AVG is performing nicely, it found the 10 viri I had stored for later inspection. (it's only 3 different versions of same strain)  It's curious, after I reported a spam to a specific site in China, I've been recieving viri form a neighboring ip addy. 

    I wonder what that's all about... :unsure:


    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 :o 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

  23. Has spam gone crazy again... or is it another virus?

    I received an email today from support at symantec something like a new buppa-k virus, but I didn't report a virus, they were telling me I did, I suspect the file might be the virus.

    My server and email fouled up last night and started losing things. I got 50 spams today, they bumped right up again.


    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