Jump to content

2bits

Members
  • Content Count

    7
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About 2bits

  • Rank
    Newbie
  1. 2bits

    Winsock ERROR

    Thanks - I saw that entry . You must think that there's some error recovery built into the transfer and why get now errors for two weeks and counting and not for previous 5 years . Don't you love technology ?
  2. Can anyone offer help / translation / advice of the winsock error while popping mail from Spamcop which results in incomplete mail collection / mail left on server This has just started in he last couple of weeks I'm using Windows Xp ( up to date ) and no crashes and Turnpike email - stable for years The pc connects via ethernet cable to a broadband router No problems seen with web browers or any downloads It looks like a checksum error after reading 565 k of data but where to start log file edited - other similar log entries Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:33 Collecting mail from POP3 server mail.spamcop.net Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:33 POP3[C14] <- +OK Hello there. Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:33 POP3[C14] -> USER **************** Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:33 POP3[C14] <- +OK Password required. Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:33 POP3[C14] -> PASS ***** Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:33 POP3[C14] <- +OK logged in. Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:33 POP3[C14] -> STAT Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:33 POP3[C14] <- +OK 3 578589 Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:33 POP3[C14] -> UIDL Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:34 POP3[C14] <- +OK Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:34 POP3[C14] <- 1 ************************ Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:34 POP3[C14] <- 2 ************************ Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:34 POP3[C14] <- 3 ************************ Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:34 POP3[C14] <- . Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:34 POP3[C14] -> DELE 1 Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:34 POP3[C14] <- +OK Deleted. Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:34 POP3[C14] -> DELE 2 Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:34 POP3[C14] <- +OK Deleted. Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:34 POP3[C14] -> TOP 3 0 Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:34 POP3[C14] <- +OK headers follow. Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:34 POP3[C14] -> RETR 3 Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:42 POP3[C14] <- +OK 565049 octets Read error -- Winsock ERROR : Operation would block Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:42 Finished collecting mail from POP3 server mail.spamcop.net, 0 messages accepted, 0 rejected Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:42 2 messages deleted from POP3 server, 1 messages remain
  3. 2bits

    Dealing with 'undeliverable mail returns'.

    Since stopping reporting spam , except to spamcop, undeliverable mail spam has reduced dramatically. As it only started after I stated reporting so it seems to at least contribute as cause and effect. I don't need to change addresses as the spam has mostly been coming to the catchall account. It just the domain that's forged, mostly they don't have a correct address, just 3-4 characters[at]mydomain I understand about IP addresses and blocking which is why I carried on reporting to spamcop Also got a mail back from an mail administrator who Spamcop mailed about possible spam based on a report. It seems this was a false positive and that their addy had been forged. At least I think its real mail but so many forgeries not sure Does anyone know if its any use feeding this back to spamcop and how?
  4. 2bits

    Dealing with 'undeliverable mail returns'.

    As a newbie it would be nice if you can suggest ideas on how to tweak my filtering as I have looked and not yet worked it out. But as far as reporting is concerned, as a mole I understand Spamcop still gets the benefit of having spam that gets through the spam filters reported to them but the ISP just doesn't get told. Again as Spamcop says in the reporting preferences setup 'It has also become plain that even the largest and most well-respected ISPs forward complaints intact to the accused.' And I think it is for this reason that since starting using Spamcop and reporting that my spam has increased and I was spending LOTS more time dealing with it. I started using Spamcop to reduce spam and that just wasn't happening.
  5. 2bits

    Dealing with 'undeliverable mail returns'.

    I went underground .. So will find out what I get there. I did smile at the ' sending reports . ( mostly pointless.) ' Is it meant to read that way ? and is it true ? It was also the para two down that I read twice or more 'It has become painfully obvious that spammers are able to identify your email address by using tracking codes - even after SpamCop's attempts to munge them. It has also become plain that even the largest and most well-respected ISPs forward complaints intact to the accused. '
  6. 2bits

    Dealing with 'undeliverable mail returns'.

    I didn't think I said I was giving up Spamcop just reporting I think the Spamcop idea is great !! Yes there's a but.. Its a learning curve thing On the preferences tab on http://mailsc.spamcop.net under ' Report Handing Options ' then ' spam munging ' it's clear that spammers CAN get your address when you report spam. Newbies like me need to realise the implications of reporting spam, and maybe have it spelt out, else its a steep curve with possibly more spam on the route. What about making the default reporting options 'safer' ? I've just changed my reporting settings so will see what happens next.. I'm probably still on the curve.... and not giving up
  7. 2bits

    Dealing with 'undeliverable mail returns'.

    That's the same as for me. spam was an irritation , 4-5 per day, but since using Spamcop and reporting spam the volume has increased dramatically and the type has changed. It has now mostly changed from pills & patches junk to non delivered mail with a random 3-4 character ' name' [at]mydomain So the 'mail from' address has been forged In my case I can simply bulk delete or reject the junk 'undeliverables' but is there a benefit in reporting it as it does take time ? and is there a benefit in reporting when you see an IP 'already sent to relay testers' or is that causing unwanted work for a network support guy and a query - does mail get put into 'Held mail' when it includes an IP 'already sent to relay testers' Finally - does reporting spam cause more spam ? Not believing in coincidence it would appear to. I might stop reporting and see what happens
×