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  1. djporter


    Shouldn't we also cc to "support[at]serverhub.com? That is where their spam Policy asks for reports to be made: "If you have additional questions regarding this policy or wish to report this type of activity with included headers to us please feel free to contact us(support[at]serverhub.com)."
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    Junk Mail folder?

    ^^^ You could also try selecting all the AOL messages in the Junk folder and clicking on "Not Junk" in TB. That might clear the AOL rule that TB seems to be using.
  3. They should just Retweet the status from 3 days ago, "Still working on the failure".
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    Spamcop Webmail Down

    Looks like that thread got deleted.
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    Spamcop Webmail Down

    Alive yes, but missing mail isn't being delivered yet. Hopefully soon.
  6. I would now agree with calling this issue "Resolved". See my post in the "greylisting" thread.
  7. djporter


    I received the following email reply today from "Spamcop Support". Since this thread was not updated by "email_supported", I will do so: ======================================================================== Hi Don -- we do not see an issue with greylisting. It is easy for spammers to resend from the same IP after the 30/40 min interval and have their mail accepted, as well as sending through smmarthosts at large ISPs which are also not blocked. Greylisting, which was useful when it was first enabled years ago was useful because spammers had many fewer infected end user machines and the spammers would send massive amounts of spam through the machines they controlled. That also brought them to the attention of ISPs who did do some primitive forms or outbound spam control and volume control. As anti-spam measures became more sophisticated, the spammers also adapted. They never used to spam thru infected users' smarthosts, they now do that. They have available huge botnets and do not need to flood spam through a smaller number of IPs. Greylisting is a fairly primitive method of spam control and is easily defeated by simply resending 30-40-60 minutes later.
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    Internet Routing Problem ?

    The the past week I've been unable to browse www.scubaboard.com, because "the server where this page isn"t located is responding". But the site is accessible by local friends and http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/scubaboard.com.html shows it as up. I also tried bypassing dns lookup and going direct to but no success. Traceroute looks like this: traceroute to scubaboard.com (, 64 hops max, 52 byte packets 1 ( 8.779 ms 0.732 ms 0.677 ms 2 ( 1.157 ms 1.038 ms 0.864 ms 3 ( 7.028 ms 6.665 ms 7.977 ms 4 dtr01vntrca-tge-0-0-1-2.vntr.ca.charter.com ( 8.529 ms 7.831 ms 7.753 ms 5 crr01lnbhca-tge-0-6-0-6.lnbh.ca.charter.com ( 13.159 ms 13.154 ms 11.756 ms 6 crr02lnbhca-tge-0-0-0-13.lnbh.ca.charter.com ( 10.602 ms 11.276 ms 11.985 ms 7 crr01rvsdca-tge-0-5-0-2.rvsd.ca.charter.com ( 16.044 ms crr01rvsdca-tge-0-4-0-8.rvsd.ca.charter.com ( 14.578 ms crr01rvsdca-tge-0-2-0-2.rvsd.ca.charter.com ( 19.590 ms 8 bbr01rvsdca-bue-2.rvsd.ca.charter.com ( 21.081 ms 16.579 ms 15.931 ms 9 bbr01mtpkca-bue-4.mtpk.ca.charter.com ( 20.816 ms 22.278 ms 15.966 ms 10 be4016.ccr21.lax05.atlas.cogentco.com ( 17.744 ms 17.977 ms 17.978 ms 11 be2023.ccr21.lax01.atlas.cogentco.com ( 18.551 ms 18.618 ms be2025.mpd21.lax01.atlas.cogentco.com ( 17.735 ms 12 be2067.mpd21.iah01.atlas.cogentco.com ( 54.084 ms 54.233 ms 53.759 ms 13 * * * 14 * * * 15 * * * 16 * * * 17 * * * 18 * * * 19 *^C Any suggestions on how to go about resolving this problem? Should I try to get my isp (Charter) to contact cognetco.com or is there a better way? Thanks for any ideas.
  9. djporter

    Internet Routing Problem ?

    If I had a choice I'd already be gone, but no other option in my area. Charter moved in here and swallowed our previous independent, responsive, isp.
  10. djporter

    Internet Routing Problem ?

    Looks like I reached a dead end. Charter refuses to investigate or even open a trouble ticket since the problem appears to be upstream at cogent. Then I called Cogent Communications and they won't talk to me since I'm not their customer. They will talk to Charter but Charter refuses to call them. So I'll use a public proxy for now and maybe someday the problem will resolve. Thanks again for your help Farelf. Don
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    Internet Routing Problem ?

    Okay, thanks Farelf. I'm a novice at this, but it looks like it made 4 hops into cogentco.com before timing out. Is Charter at fault for routing it incorrectly to cogentco, or could the problem be with cogentco? Appreciate your help.
  12. I wish I could report that same improvement. There has been no change in my greylist Pending and Rejected lists. Still 3 entries (emails, not pages) are always Pending, and Rejected still 3 pages. A month ago before this issue came up, I consistently had 3 pages of Pending and 14 pages of Rejected. spam has decreased in the past 24 hours but now running about 5 per hour into my Held folder. Previously none would make it to the Held folder.
  13. You know you aren't - any reason this should not be merged with http://forum.spamcop.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=13413 where you have already commented? ...Maybe so but petzl initiated this Topic and he requested that it be so marked 85656[/snapback], so I complied. Such marking is not to be interpreted to mean that something reported in a different SpamCop Forum Topic, even if the same subject, is resolved. Really? I reported this problem in another thread (Aug 9th) and that thread was promptly merged into this thread which you have now marked as resolved. So I certainly do interpret your action as attempting to resolve something which I initiated and which is still unresolved.
  14. djporter


    Done. Please keep us posted.
  15. Marking this as Resolved seems premature when there's still an open inquiry in the "greylisting" thread http://forum.spamcop.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=13481 I followed the directions in that thread and supplied a folder with spams that seemed to be bypassing the greylist, and assume petzl did the same. I'd like to see a reply from email support before saying this is Resolved. There has been a decrease in spam since yesterday, but looking at my Held and Pending folders it still appears that 90% of the spam is bypassing the greylist. And if it's resolved, what exactly was fixed? Don
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    Dead since yesterday's update?

    Same problem here as well.
  17. Yes, two replies from SC Support: 8/5/13: #1 "All the inbounds run/honor greylisting. It is possible (but very depressing) that spammers may be evading greylisting by retrying after 40 min or so. They don't even have to care whether the first send got a 4.x.x, just resend after an interval. If the first spam was accepted then the user now gets two of them. It's not like they have a shortage of compromised machines and lots of those machines are connected via broadband so they are not going to saturate any pipes I'll ask Jeff to take a look at the greylisting code on the inbounds in any case." 8/5/13: #2 "It makes no sense for anyone to whitelist IPs in the CBL - that's a list of IPs that are sending spam. Why would we do that?" 8/8/13 I inquired if there had been any progress but no reply to date. Don
  18. Am I the only one having problems right now with GreyListing? For the past few weeks it's been like GreyListing is turned off for me. My usual 240 spams per day are all going to my Held Folder and not being rejected by the GreyList. The Pending Entries in my GreyList consistently shows 3-4 entries (that's messages not pages). So how do 240 spams get through the GreyList and to my Held Folder when only 4 are pending at any time? Before this broke I had many pages worth of Pending Entries. And the Rejected Entries are also a small fraction of what they used to be. Any ideas?
  19. Every problem report I've made where there was a reply from SpamCop Support has included phrases like, "I'll ask Jeff to take a look....", I'm forwarding this on to Jeff," and "only Jeff can fix this". I don't know what Jeff's role is, but CESMail sounds like a one-man operation. Hope nothing happens to Jeff.
  20. Petzl, would you make another report of this problem to Spamcop Support and reference my Case 51534? Maybe with both of us reporting the same problem we can get this fixed. Thanks.
  21. Thanks for reporting this. I'm seeing the same thing but wasn't sure what the issue is. About 95% of spam sent to me used to be stopped with greylisting, first pending then rejected. Now about 95% of the spam is getting through greylisting to my Held folder, a dramatic difference.
  22. I turned off one of my addresses at spamex.com and sent a test message to that address from my spamcop email account. At the destination end (spamex) I see a rejected message followed by two retries (both rejected). I then received a "bounce" message back to my spamcop account as "Delivery Status Notification (Failure)". That message is below. So to answer your question, no, spamcop is not filtering out bounces, and they are not diverted to the Held folder. Hope this helps. The following message to <FF66[at]xemaps.com> was undeliverable. The reason for the problem: 5.1.0 - Unknown address error 550-'User unknown' Final-Recipient: rfc822;FF66[at]xemaps.com Action: failed Status: 5.0.0 (permanent failure) Remote-MTA: dns; [] Diagnostic-Code: smtp; 5.1.0 - Unknown address error 550-'User unknown' (delivery attempts: 2) Reporting-MTA: dns; c60.cesmail.net
  23. This is a new problem within the past three weeks: At spamcop.net => Held Mail => Forward (do not whitelist sender) => Release / Delete selected messages, and the correct behavior was to Forward the selected messages to be POPed by my email client. What happens now is that all Forwarded messages end up in a Held folder at webmail.spamcop.net. If I Release these messages from webmail they do get forwarded. So what happened here? Why can I no longer Forward messages directly from spamcop.net without having to go through webmail? As I said, it didn't used to work this way. Thanks for any assistance.
  24. Looks like this problem might be fixed. I just tried "Forward (do not whitelist sender)" and the three messages forwarded correctly without ending up in the Held folder. I have not yet tried "Forward (and whitelist sender) but it may also be working again. The sad part is I've already migrated to another email system due to lack of tech support for this very problem.
  25. djporter

    Deleting Whitelist Entries

    Various aspects of white/black listing have been broken for months. Neither "Forward (and whitelist sender)" nor "Release and Whitelist" will actually whitelist anymore for me. And there are false positives with my personal blacklist. I don't have an answer to your problem, but you could try a problem report from webmail.