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  1. smblion, I have not seen spam from 163.com in a long while. I thought that spammer had given up from being on the block list. It appears that my persistence with reporting every single spam has worked as they no longer send me spam.
  2. gnarlymarley

    Please cancel the newsletter complaint.

    Alexey, I have irritated a number of spammers in over two decades, who knowing my address, place such address on any list that does not do the "double opt-in". since spammers have been using the "unsubscribe" option for many decades (as well as trying to look the CAN-spam legitimate), I will not click such a button if I did not sign up. I will also take special care to note which ones I do sign up so I never report those. I would add that hopefully those "industry specialists" do not make a mistake and type an address wrong, which means the wrong person was added.
  3. gnarlymarley

    how to report scam links

    I would caution against the default idea of reporting of links. Nearly twenty years ago, I had a website that the spammer used in their email (which was reported through spamcop) to try to get me in trouble. It nearly worked, too. If you are not careful and you irritate a spammer, they might try to use your website too.
  4. They will look in their logs to verify that the email was not changed. This will also point them to the source of the email and they will file a new spamcop report and/or else they will disable the user's account. Now you mentioned that maybe they will get tired of spamcop, and there are some that do. For those that get tired of spamcop, the rest of us just use the spamcop blacklist. Once they realize, they can no longer get their spam through, they will either have to deal with the problem or else they will not be able to send email to a small part of the internet. When they realize they cannot get their scam through, they will deal with the problem and make the spammer move on. I have noticed that spammers have been adding fake Receive lines for nearly two decades now. They have been doing that so that spamcop back then would send the report to the wrong person and get the wrong person in trouble. Spamcop then added the "mail hosts" so that it would report your border. There also have been folks, who were banned from spamcop, that were changing the headers, which I believe that is why we have it in the FAQ to not change anything but munge a little. Because anyone can change the text in the headers, the only way I can trust a report I receive is to look it up in my mail server logs to verify that everything is correct. I also have more information in my logs that does not get sent on with the email, which is why the only way, I can deal with spam that might be sent from my server is to look at the mail server logs.
  5. How this should work is once you report the spam to the administrator of the server that sent you the spam, he can verify logs and resubmit his portion of the spam, if they indeed were relaying. Since relaying is a thing of the past, they then will close any holes the spammer may have used so that it does not happen again. If there was not relaying involved, the administrator should see who authenticated and deal with that account.
  6. For one note, those headers can be spoofed. Long gone are they days of relays, so the person whose IP is showing directly in your logs is the one that needs to deal with the the login on their server. The spammers sometimes like to add headers so you think they are just a relay and to shift blame.
  7. gnarlymarley

    Email forwarding problem

    This will depend on your email system. When I use the older version of gmail, it is text only based, so all special formatting and pictures are lost when forwarding. If you use the newest version of the webmail, you will probably be able to forward your pictures. As Lking says it depends on what you are using to send the email. You probably want to look for something that says HTML based or has special formatting.
  8. gnarlymarley

    reciveing spam through a blogspot account

    What I do is to block it on my server so I no longer get it but I have my own physical server that I can do so. Otherwise all you could do is to have it marked as spam so it goes to your spam folder. My question is, why is this not reportable? Looking at https://www.spamcop.net/fom-serve/cache/125.html it says if you signed up and after you tried to unsubscribe, you can report it as spam. If you never signed up with them, then it would be spam. I take it from your statement that you probably have already read this page I listed above to find the difference between reportable and non-reportable. If this is some sort of spat between friends, then it would not be reportable using spamcop. What you can do then is to find out who to report it to and forward as an attachment (without using spamcop) to that administrator. Since the administrator could be the spammer, you should also get this "marked as spam" so it goes to your spam folder.
  9. When you see the @devnull.spamcop.net report email destinations, that means it is noting the report to send the email, but it is the person that would receive the email has recently rejected or blocked the emails from spamcop. (Or it could mean that someone at spamcop thought it to be the spammer themselves.) Why you see those is so it can be sent out and tracked as spamcop will add the IP to the blocklist. The Notes link just takes you down to the related box to type a message to specific admins.
  10. gnarlymarley

    Definition of spam

    There is a small catch on that FAQ page where emails can be personalized, but still unsolicited. I would still say that they send one to you about your domain and send one to me about my domain, it would fit the definition of opt-out and would be something that the sender is doing in bulk, just trying to use the domain to "kinda personalize" the message.
  11. gnarlymarley

    List / Delist / List / Delist

    The only way to get these listings on the spamcop black is to have actual spam reported by mutliple folks around the world. That said, there are a few things you can check to make sure the spam is not coming from those IP addresses. I believe you have already checked the logs on your mail server. Next you can check for weird activity on those servers, such as malware or viruses. After that, you can check your router and for rouge network traffic. A packet capture utility such as wireshark can be helpful to finding the problem. As for checking the router, I have had some spam come directly from the spamcop IPs before and it turned out that someone had hacked into the router. When folks are accessing the router directly, it is possible that they could spoof your IPs. Also, if these are shared IPs (DHCP) you might want to watch out for that.
  12. gnarlymarley

    Nothing but error messages!

    What do you mean by "long email contents"? I can submit emails as large as 2Mb without issues. (Of course, spamcop truncates these to 50Kb as I expect.) I usually see the following message when I forward the email, but not as an attachment. Forwarding email inline seems to lose the headers and this is why I get this reply. [SpamCop] Errors encountered Gmail has made a change on their view source page where now they have extra stuff that is not RFC compliant at the top, so copying the whole view source page is not suggested. It is best to either figure out how to forward as an attachment or else use that "copy to clipboard" button and paste it in the spamcop window.
  13. gnarlymarley

    What part header

    The issue is with this blank line here: X-SpamCop-note: Converted to text/plain by SpamCop (outlook/eudora hack) Delivered-To: x Which the parser cannot find the from, to, and subject lines above that blank line. In all my years, I have never seen a spam with the X-SpamCop-note header in it. That blank line in the middle of the headers leads me to believe that this is a mutliple copy/paste headers, possibly from different emails.
  14. gnarlymarley

    How to automatically submit spam?

    Automatic reporting is not always a good idea. Years ago, I had a forward as an attachment rule that automatically reported spam. For some reason I had a friend that got caught in that rule and it was automatically reported. Needless to say, we no longer speak. Now if you are saying that you will go through the spam yourself before being it gets "automatically reported", then that maybe a different thing. Having the ability to detect false-positives and false-negatives before reporting is the reason why we have the spamcop page with the information it has on it by the submit button, so we can double check. Maybe I should ask, what do you mean by reporting automatically?
  15. gnarlymarley

    Reported by Mistake

    The tracking link is found at the top of that page after you click on it. SpamCop v 4.8.7 © 2018 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Here is your TRACKING URL - it may be saved for future reference: https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=