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Posts posted by svanslyck

  1. I really need to find two things. Firstly a domain-friendly webmail service (ideally one which can auto-create folders based on the TO: email address, hence categorising them by each registered website), and secondly a new email client for my PC which I can use to download & archive the emails (preferably including the sent mail).
    Fastmail.fm will import and create all of your folders and of course Thunderbird is a great desktop client. Fastmail is not horde but is the first web client I've ever seen that rivals a desktop client.

  2. Will it be possible to change the forwarding email address on October 1 and after???

    I use SpamCop . . . to provide SMTP . . . .
    Also-Plus-Too... I realize this is a little late to the party, but I was not aware that SpamCop provided ANY SMTP (outgoing server) service. Have I been uninformed for the last 15 or so years?

    And, finally, I will miss all of you. I have interacted very little on these here forums here, but you've all been so kind and helpful no matter what level of petty bitching I've tossed in. Including one guy who went in and cleaned up a lot of posts which included my email address [at]spamcop.net.

    Best wishes to all of you. And if you're ever in Columbus, Ohio ring me up.

  3. FastMail imported all of my SpamCop emails. Not necessarily into the correct folders (I did not see any utility in patience and testing and whatnot), but it grabbed all of them nicely including attachments.


    1. You damn well better write down your password (DUH!) and set up a recovery email address - and they don't have you do it at account setup. If you don't do that, and forget your password, you'll be left with a help page that tells you to file a support ticket to recover your lost password, but you can't file that support ticket WITHOUT a password and a recovery email address.

    2. No telephone support. OK, fine, but no same-day email support eether! I'm EST-5 (NYC) and my email responses come in in the middle of the night.

    But FastMail looks pretty slick. I just hope they are as good to me as SpamCop was. I will truly miss the little shots of oxytocin I got every day quick reporting spam via http://www.spamcop.net/reportheld. O! but if only I could get a spamhaus address!

    You are wiser than me. A word to the wise is sufficient. You've been worded.


    "I'm a man. But I can change. If I have to. I guess." Just get me a damn ansible!

  4. I heard 'thunderbird' client mentioned in one of the threads, is it any good?
    I have used Thunderbird for years. In general it is very good. The only problem I particularly have with it is that "they" don't perfect a major revision before starting on a new one. But that is a problem I have with all open source projects.

    Thunderbird for Windows will always be more robust and mature, and pretty, than Thunderbird for *ix.

    I have just folded space from Ix. Many machines on Ix....

  5. IIFC the reporting-only service just reports anything you submit as spam. You decide what's spam before you report it, so no need for Held Mail.
    And how exactly do you report anything conveniently if it's automatically forwarded to another email account? I haven't reported manually in years. I transfer everything there and then report as spam from within heldmail in horde or by navigating to http://www.spamcop.net/reportheld?action=heldlog in my browser.

  6. SpamCop will forward filtered email to an email account of your choice.
    So I guess there will be no way to retrieve the filtered messages, you know, the ones that got filtered by mistake?

    I could rant and rail about any number of things related to this, but topping the list is what has already been mentioned; what is the deal now? Is it $30 a year just for the forwarding? (rip off)

  7. I have worked for years in the computer field where my customers would be gone with a 12 hour outage. Uptime is measured in 3 or 4 nines. With modern technology a backup server should be able to be provisioned and up in minutes, not hours. Trust me, I love spamcop, and this makes me very sad.
    Fair enough so far as it goes, but we don't know yet what happened.

  8. Darn. Over 12 hours of complete outage with no real word of what's going on. A bad delivery outage a couple weeks ago which took hours to get going. Been a loyal customer for years, but I am afraid it's time to think about a move to Google.
    This has always been the way. The staff gives first priority to fixing things. Google is fine if you want no way to get back at the spammers and don't mind your emails being mined the better to target you for advertising. And don't neglect to sign up for Google+ so I know everything you're doing at all times.

  9. I was able to report spam about 4 ayem EST but as of 7:25 ayem EST there is no access to webmail or heldmail and no mail is being processed. IIRC even the webmail login page is not available.

    There's an entry on the News page about it which is good as the last two times we were kept in limbo for ages