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  1. Yeah! like they'd take any notice! They seem to ignore a dozen or more per day from me alone.


    If spammers are going to lenghts to produce URL's that SpamCop cannot identify I would say reporting them is a must do

    If Chinese authorities do do something, it is usually pretty inhumane :lol: I like to see someone worse off than me I can do with a good laugh

    SpamDeputy usually handles/resolves links SpamCop cannot (works well with Outlook Express)

  2. This doesn't resolve the problem he (and I) have.  Even with my spamcop email address I still get 10-20 spam a day that make it through the filter.

    I don't have his problem as I typically forward most of them at once, but it does seem like we should have the option to turn off that notification email.

    Like Torne, I never use the email link to report it.  I log in and use the "Report spam" tab to report spam that I've forwarded.


    Rarely does spam get to my inbox.

    Your blacklist and Whitelist if used intelligently also become effective spam tools, for instance a lot of spam in e-mail address has/ends in "cn" or "br" as well as "hotmail" "msn" having these in your blacklist acts as a filter. Specific addresses from "cn", 'br" etc can be in your whitelist which overrides the blacklist. In your white list you can also have specific domains like "xtra.co.nz" which allows all e-mail regardless in the 'from" address to pass. If becomes problematic you can easily remove it.

    As you have a SpamCop address I suggest you also setup an imap connection with your email client. This makes it easy to shift spam with your mouse to your VER folder for reporting and even whitelisting. (There is no need to have the IMAP set-up polled)

  3. While I can with IE 6 see the site a text browser gives "403 forbiden" this does stop SpamCop going any further?


    403 Forbiden

    However you can report these sights yourself

    Reporting addresses:



  4. IMO the time is gone that one can just rely on reporting spam

    Nowadays one has to armor plate their email address and the best Amor plating is the one provided by a SpamCop email account.

    This allows all spam that is in your spam (held) folder is easily reported in one click of your mouse.

    To do it other ways is becoming labour intensive Although I still reserve this method for spam I find offensive or problematic. For me very little spam gets to my inbox. Also with zero false positives going to my Very Easy Reporting (VER) folder.

  5. Yes it would help if you could provide the IP you believe is blocked or better still headers

    If you are blocked it often means your computer has been hijacked and it is in your interests to read my signature and use Virus detectors Firewall (ideally both hardware and Software type) as well as scan with "Spy Bot" detecting software like Ad-Aware and or SpyBot S&D as well as getting latest windows updates

  6. I started using Mailwasher about a year ago. For those who may not be familar with Mailwasher, it will allow you to delete the spam from your mail server and, if desired, will send a bounced message to the spammer's return address (even though most spammers use bogus addresses)

    Any thoughts?



    While MailWasher is a fine program. For its "Pro" price one can get a FULL SpamCop email address and get FULL POWER & VERY accurate spam filtering backed up by SpamCop Email & VER® (Very Easy Reporting) from the fastest mail servers on this planet. SpamCop will reliably retrieve email from as many addresses as you have and only allow legitimate email to your inbox (at least this is my and most's case)

    YES there is much much more! Aside from putting money SpamCops way you get every email virus filtered and can use without fear your email address. Sign up and effectively immunise yourself against Spammers (spammers only end up having email spam immediately bitbinned as they try)

    Spammers effectively just end up in a sin bin (attack being the best defence) to be reported & blocked . That’s while they try to send spam, not days later :D

  7. [

    What I would like to know is: How did this person make the email look like it came from me. I don't know how to do this, and I'm pretty sure most peiople don't. The report says something about a 'third party host' being used???

    spam is traced back to the Computer/ISP it came from. Using a source ip address like not an email address

    READ MY SIGNATURE and check your computer all links offer free programs to do this and use a firewall

    Also, where can I find out if my ISP or URL has been 'Blacklisted', possibly because of this person or maybe even other things that may have occurred that I have no knowledge of.

    If your URL is being"Joe Jobbed" your (web site) hosting company would be the ones you should contact

  8. thanks for the url, but i will say it needs to be solved better, how many users need to complain before thay ignore spamcop.net ?

    imho its childise that two rbl lists fight eath other lists that way, grow up all, its time to be friends, if we should get away with spam we our self have to be better


    There is nothing to complain about except for the ignorance of RFC-Ignorant BL. Who by the way bounces all email sent from anyone with a legitimate spamcop email addresss? Yet they do not list themselves?

    SpamCop gives a legitimate reply for and to every "Postmaster<at>spamcop<dot>net" address it recieves via a challenge response.In this response a real persons email contact address is given

    Most as in major majority ISP's just bit bin messages sent to postmaster I have to ask why do they (RFC-Ignorant BL.) just falsley list fully compliant SpamCop

    If SpamCop just simply bit binned all email to "Postmaster<at>spamcop<dot>net" you are saying that would be compliant?

  9. Hello,

    tried to send myspam messages to spamcop and get this error on everyone.


    If you use outlook express just highlight as many spams as you have then select "forward as attachment" to your super secret reporting SpamCop email address

    Even better is to pay the US$30 per annum for a SpamCop email address which keeps your inbox clean and spammers put in a "Very Easy to Report" (VER) held folder.

    SpamCop the only email address you will EVER need

  10. I receive over 2000 spam per day. Using MailWasher Pro 4.1 allows me to deal with it reasonably well. Mailwasher has a SpamCop reporting function which I just decided to try out. I signed up, configured MW to report spam to SC and everything seemed good.


    Just sign up for a US$30 per annum SpamCop email account which will accurately separate the spam. Effectively allowing only legitimate email into your inbox. Your existing email addresses can all be forwarded (best option) to SpamCop or you can have SpamCop "POP" (up to 10) individual accounts which are then checked for spam and Viruses

    If you wish to you can "Very easily Report (VER) at a click of mouse, all spam that has been sorted to your held folder.

    MW as a program is nowhere as effective as a REAL SpamCop email address!

    The only email address you will ever need


    Just sign up for a US$30 per annum SpamCop email account which will accurately separate the spam. Effectively allowing only legitimate email into your inbox. Your existing email addresses can all be forwarded (best option) to SpamCop or you can have SpamCop "POP" (up to 10) individual accounts which are then checked for spam and Viruses

    If you wish to you can "Very easily Report (VER) at a click of mouse, all spam that has been sorted to your held folder.

    This often results in Spammers being fined and or Jailed. It most certainly gets their spam run stopped as they try to send spam, and not after it is sent. SpamCops blocklist or SCBL will activate in minutes stopping spammies 5 or more hour spam run allowing those who use our members list to bit bin it before it gets to their inbox.

    Becareful that what you report is spam as SpamCop will fne and or suspend one for deliberatly filing false abuse reports

  12. Nothing ever stopped them, they come back in cycles. I suppose once they realize you are fighting back, they turn this into some kind of game. The problem is ISPs and upstream ISPs who chose to shelter these bastards, for profit or out of sheer incompetence. Hard to tell.


    Another major reason to have a competent provider yourself that does offer effective spam filtering The best and only is a SpamCop email account which keeps spam out of your inbox and spammers in the dunny ready for flushing. Very rare does one get to your inbox and in unlikely event they do easy task to full report websites as well (and I follow the links but use a safe browser like "Net.Demon"

    To ensure your own windows computer is secure check my signature also consider saving ALL your passwords to a "PassWord Saver" program. Spyware looks for your passwords giving access to your provider and other info you need to keep secure (Bank accounts etc) I recommend you (further) run such password software from a USB removable hard drive

  13. So my questions are:

    1. Can anyone program something like this to work with Outlook Express 6.x ?

    2. Where is the right-click menu content stored (i.e. which file would have to be changed to access this) ?

    (I understand you know this)

    Logon to your SpamCop website It will have your super secret SpamCop "Forward address"

    In Outlook Express (for windows) Highlight spam message then select

    "meesage/forward as attachment" and send with your super secret spamcop address(disclose this to NO-ONE)

    There are programs which make it a bit easier to report spam (Reporting spam is your best defence from attack) A good one is the stand alone product from SpamDeputy

    It is best to just get a SpamCop email account which is the only email address you will ever need

    (1) effectivly stops spam going into your in-box

    (2) All spam is caught in a "held" folder for you to simply cheque all for reporting (this is done by a click of the mouse) Effectivly bit binning spam runs (before sent not after) till they either go broke or end up facing the authorities (In neat places like China this can mean being used as body parts)

  14. The address is question is a .edu which unfortunately has been published in quite a few places, which means that I can't get rid of it and it gets a fair amount of spam.  And since the University has to let e-mail from Brazilian and Chinese and Korean professors and family members through...

    I also can't really forward it to a filtered account because right now I'm doing most of my mail checking on public and semi-public machines.

    spam Cop is a great way to relax and blow off steam, I must say.


    Even more reason to block their email (Professional people should be educated in abilities to explain to their ISP's that spam is not tolerated and hurting their homeland) Rub some salt in by explaining that they have to post from a Hotmail account as they are in a Country where it is impossible to differentiate their email from spam which is mainly a menace

    That said a WhiteList overrides any blacklist setting so specific email or domains would get through but not others. (And SpamCop Email has this ability)

    I have a diamond mine in Brazil, I get all reports from there even though Brazil is blocked but not specific email addresses. I also get email from China a simple matter to whitelist genuine domains

    It seems that spammers hurt Australia ( a reformed spam tolerant county) enough for the Government to fine Australian Spammers a million dollars a day and seems to have halted spam from here (I'm in Australia)

  15. I've been sent in the past few days with links that resolve to nic.br

    One of the many abilities of a SpamCop email account is to block email from spam ignorant/friendly Countries such as Brazil. So unless a specific email address is in my WhiteList all email from Brazil is in my "report as spam" folder.

    When reported (at click of mouse, as easy as this) they are then added to SpamCops Blocklist (SCBL). So even if a ISP does not accept abuse reports they cannot send email which means there sites do not get traffic (It is not wise to check spam sites at any rate as many are trying to access your computer with trojan/virus's)

    At present with so many offshore countries spam tolerant a SpamCop email account is now almost compulsory. As once these low lifes have your address the spam will not stop and infact increase till you have to dump that email address. At least by reporting that email address you are stopping the spam getting to those who use SCBL and this is before it is sent not after.

    A spam run would take the spammer hours to send and SCBL can have it bitbinned in seconds and going nowhere

  16. It seems (correct me if I'm wrong) that pro-spammers change IP for each blast they make. When the used IP becomes blocked and they switch to another one.

    Spammers send for hours posting spam on a single run. SpamCop BlockList has them often blocked within seconds making their spam run/efforts futile and simply bit binned

    For me out of a 1000 plus spams hitting my SpamCop email folder occasionally one may get to my inbox So far I have had no false positives

    Although I have reported a friend by mistake It was not held by SpamCop just changed his name to "bear" which from email experience usually involves males in lewd acts :blink: This had his Bear site taken down and he was not amused (so if in doubt do not report) :angry:

    Not sure if this advice is still current but you used have 14 days to see if SpamCop email is your cup of tea or not.

    The fact is that SpamCop email is administered by "JT" who is very awake to spammers antics and effective at keeping well ahead of their antics. SpamCop email servers are second to none and probably faster than the email servers you now use (of course all viruses are deleted with latest Virus definition filters as well)

    The point is you are not just relying on gadgets for spam control but best advisers on spam control this planet has :ph34r:

  17. suggest you at least try a SpamCop email account to see how its really done

    This is the best and most accurate cost effective filtering system on the planet. The big plus is that once spam is "very easily reported" (VER) it is added to SpamCops blocklist, effectively stopping spam while being sent and not after

    click the link

    SpamCop Email

  18. I've gotten like 20 of these over the past month of so:


    I keep getting something to effect of "cannot <whatever> the site, yet when I click on it, I have no problem accessing it.

    They blocking you or something and not me?



    If you think it will help report the website to


    Sometimes spamcop misses a beat or two so if you have the motivation feel free to step in

    Even better go to the website and see if there are links to other sites report them also

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