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  1. ViRGE

    Increase amount of spam

    Indeed. At this point Cisco/CESmail has more than met their original agreement. So the fact that they're even still willing to forward Spamcop.net accounts is a welcome situation. Otherwise I'm not sure Cisco owes us anything at this point; we're no longer paying for the service.
  2. It's still going on this morning, so whatever it was it hasn't stopped. And actually it's a bit annoying not because it's getting through, but because since it's being handed off via SC/Cisco's servers, it's getting negative (ham) points with SpamAssassin for coming from a reliable source.
  3. I'm not sure if anyone else has noticed this, but I'm suddenly seeing a fair bit of spam come through on my old Spamcop account. It tends to mostly be of the "Buy cheap Meds" variety, and prior to about two weeks ago I wasn't seeing anything like this. Given how obvious and easy to block it is, I'm wondering whether Cisco changed their forwarding policy to stop silently dropping spam. Though there aren't any headers to indicate that the Ironport equipment is IDing it as spam...
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    No refunds???

    It's dead, Jim. You can file a complaint, but there's no one left to get money from or enact revege upon.
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    Forwards not working

    One of mine was eventually bounced, while the other made is through. lost connection with vmx5.spamcop.net[184.94.240.124] while performing the EHLO handshake
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    Forwards not working

    Ditto on forwarding appearing to be stalled/broken this afternoon. Further test emails aren't coming through.
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    Goodbye old friend

    Well it's an unceremonious end. But at least it's an end. After the problems over the last 2 years, I'm just happy CESmail and Cisco found a way to wind things down. But in it's heyday it was a good service, and for that I will miss it.
  8. At this point you should be treating Spamcop.net email forwarding as a last resort option. Cisco has indicated that they are not going to offer it forever, and as already been noted it's not a very flexible system. It's a patch job to make sure we don't lose our Spamcop email addresses on (relatively) short notice. You should be switching all of your services to use your new email host ASAP.
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    Forwards not working

    For what it's worth, as of late this evening all forwarding is working correctly for me. But I admittedly don't know if my account was one of the accounts that was previously affected by the virtual alias table issue.
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    Spamcop Alternatives?

    One alternative that I've found that's working for me is Namecheap's OXmail based private email service. https://www.namecheap.com/hosting/email.aspx These days my email volume is rather low, so even though it's a pretty bare-bones plan at just 3GB of email storage it's big enough for my needs. They're not an anti-spam specialist like CESmail, but their default email filtering policies of SpamAssassin plus some RBLs (including Spamcop) is catching the limited amount of spam that ends up hitting me. Since I already hold a domain through them - which I want to use for email purposes anyhow since Spamcop forwarding won't be forever - this ended up working well for $10/year plus the domain. Dirt easy to setup, a good webmail interface and full IMAP access, and enough inbox capacity/functionality to cover my needs.
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    Migration Software?

    IMAP: imap.spamcop.net POP3: mail.spamcop.net
  12. ViRGE

    CESmail System changes

    Yes, they are adding a new page to the reporting system to control that, just for us. "There will be a webform on the reporting site http:spamcop.net for changing your forwarding address (AFTER Sept 30) or to stop forwarding (i.e. shutdown the spamcop/cesmail/cqmail.net email address). " You're not missing much. It's not even enabled by default due to problems with compromised accounts sending spam. CES would only enable it if you knew to request it.
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    No refunds???

    Continuing the sub-discussion of renewals, I got an interesting email from one of the Spamcop deputies this evening. It looks like all current account holders should be getting extended. Nothing about refunds though (since that's all CES). At this point I'd just cross my fingers that CES has the funds to issue refunds in the first place...
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    No refunds???

    I emailed questions[at]spamcop.net (the email address in the original announcement) asking for what they're advising customers to do in this situation and they got me sorted out.
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    Forwarding and FAQ update

    Thank you for the update. And if any of the Cisco staff are reading this, cheers to you for taking care of us. I don't imagine modifying the reporting site just for this is a simple task.
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