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    Phishing For Webmail

    Do we have any info on what is the trojan, so we can find if our antivirus is ready for it? I changed my password a couple of weeks ago, when I thought the last login time and node looked fishy. But my "antivir" has still not found any problem since then... and I haven't noticed a recurrence. --Richard
  2. If a server has mail hosts like mail1.opentransfer.com, mail2.opentransfer.com... mail47.opentransfer.com... Does that main I need 47 separate entries in mailhosts? and maintain it every time they modify the configuration? Seems it must be in the FAQ but 'search' didn't find it... tx Richard
  3. My ISP was swallowed again, Inter.Net Canada swallowed by Uniserve. At least an annual event... it seems. AFAIK Uniserve is no more spam friendly than Inter.Net, but ... maybe dumber ;-). They now refuse to forward my email to my spamcop account. The "IT department" says that causes their IP address to be blocked. They profess to believe that 1) - a single spam report can block "all of Inter.Net" 2) - if inter.net appears in the relay path, spamcop will "believe" inter.net is the source of the spam and block inter.net. I explained it don't work that way. No headway ... I said you have to talk to spamcop if there's any IP blockage based on a bad report. They seem to think the process doesn't work, some vague reasoning. What I DIDN'T say is that if they stop forwarding, I can just pop it from here... I just mention this ... does spamcop have a PR program to establish and maintain relationships with ISPs?? Can you talk to Uniserve?? --Richard
  4. Too bad it went this way... if instead of selling out to IronPort, Spamcop had decided to fund itself via whitehat ISPs chipping in. It could have become essentially an association of ISP members... dedicated to the spam issue. Think how things might have gone... ;-) "Spamcop Member" could be a hallmark of a spam-unfriendly ISP, a brand recognized by spam-hating end users. The ISP might pay a few hundred to thousands a year, to fund real improvements and a tight coordinated process, and we'd have some insight into what is actually happening. As far as PR for Spamcop and ISP cooperation... ISPs might be falling all over themselves to match the competition and join... and bring what they do or don't do into the open. Instead it APPEARS to be a system where everybody MIGHT have a vested interest in the problem NOT being solved ... except the hardy volunteers ... and the customers... --- oh well ;-)
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    Webmail slow using Firefox?

    Further things I noticed: in the corporate env, behind proxy and firewall and who knows what... FF is much slower than IE. The proxy settings were "auto detect" for both browsers. At home, ordinary DSL setup with wireless router, FF and IE are pretty much the same. java scri_pt was enabled in all cases. Maybe the auto-detect is simply inefficient in FF?? whatever...
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    Webmail slow using Firefox?

    Just started using Firefox "part time" due to some internal corporate issues using IE. I was watching for the alledged slowness, but didn't notice anything much, FF seemed acceptable for speed. Until I try spamcop webmail. Just roughly measured IE vs FF, seconds to display inbox after login, IE=11 and FF=30. Is that a known issue?? thanks Richard <Moderator edit: this post was merged here from a former separate thread. Poster notified via PM.>
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    Ongoing stripping of attachments

    Here's a header of one from a few minutes ago today: Received: from ip-55.55.99.216.dsl-cust.ca.inter.net (ip-55.55.99.216.dsl-cust.ca.inter.net [216.99.55.55]) by webmail.spamcop.net (Horde) with HTTP for <rcurzon[at]spamcop.net[at]cesmail.net>; Sun, 16 Jul 2006 17:24:17 -0400 Message-ID: <20060716172417.07ogkg0c4kc0scwo[at]webmail.spamcop.net> Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2006 17:24:17 -0400 From: rcurzon[at]spamcop.net To: Nancy Curzon <ncurzon[at]muchoswing.com> Subject: gamecube photos MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="ISO-8859-1" Content-Disposition: inline Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit User-Agent: Internet Messaging Program (IMP) 4.0-cvs Gamecube photos ==== The photos appeared in the attachments list when I pushed send. My workaround I reported here last month of clicking Refresh Attachments didn't help, and it hasn't helped in other cases today. Today I tried sending 3 emails with attachments, all of them arrived without attachments. Also, they show up in my sent folder without attachments. I haven't really tried it since the last time it failed and I reported it here, don't do a lot of attachments. R
  8. IE shows "Page cannot be displayed 64- host not available" when I click on "Forward". I thought the accented characters in an attachment might be the problem, here's the attachment presentation... --- Part(s): [spkr icon] 2 536062311-10- Asere qué bolá.mp3 [audio/mpeg] 6,741 KB [dl icon] [zip icon] Download All Attachments (in .zip file) --- I CAN redirect the email but not forward it. The reason I thought it might be about the attachment name is... all the other actions with the attachment also fail... I can't click on the dl icon, the zip icon, or the Download all attachments hyperlink. All of them give me the same error 64 as the forward. I know Spamcop has the ancient 2 MB limit on uploads, but AFAIK that isn't an issue with incoming mail, right? tx for any tips Richard
  9. Looks like some of the same symptoms. Of all the aspects of a 2MB limit... I vote the one that truly blows most ;-) .... is to simply blow up with navigation errors ... when you try to do anything with an incoming file! ... is there any maintenance at all happening to improve the system?? just wondering... But the mail system DOES actually accept the large message... I am allowed to redirect it to another account... where I retrieve the attachment. Maybe the admin did that in preference to simply dropping the attachment... and thereby opened up the error behavior. I'd agree that's better, if nothing else could be done ;-(. tx Richard
  10. After a while, the official spam story rings a bit hollow ... more of a punch-and-judy show... behind which people must have real, other reasons for doing what they do. How come nobody asks some questions, like: 1- What really happens between the whitehats and blackhats. Where spam friends meet spam enemies, what happens? We do hear about dramatic cops and robbers aspects of spam. We do hear about the badboys and what they do, how they behave. Just like the cocaine kings or other gangsters. But, this bad-boy underground image of spam we constantly see is clearly false. spam is always visible, and controllable unlike most other crimes... yet, over time, it is not controlled. spam moves from spam-friendly systems like comcast etc, to spam-unfriendly systems, people on both sides of the divide can watch the flow anytime they like. People from one side must sit and talk with people from the other side constantly. They have to arrange the feeds, technology, upgrades, cost sharing... and more and more parameters must be agreed as technology get more sophisticated. This is not like cocaine deals in the dead of night that nobody can see. We can't be expected to believe the topic never comes up when yahoo sits and talks with comcast.... That yahoo is happy to be paying the costs while comcast makes the money. Is there a cost accomodation being made we don't hear about? 2- The game: why is it not always changing E.g. Spamcop has rules that spam IPs get blackholed for 24 hours, or whatever it is. Spammers soon automate their process around this: spew from an IP til it shows up on the BL, then sleep for 24 hours, then spew. It just points out, whatever the game is, it should change constantly. Isn't Ironport in effect being spam-friendly by being so easy to work against? If an IP is blacklisted every 23 hours, why isn't it blacklisted for a week after meeting a threshold, with further escalation after that?
  11. I'm a long time user of spamcop. but mostly set-it-and-forget-it: I report dozens of spam daily via the quickreports from webmail... but rarely have time to dig into the odd funny thing that happens. This recurring thing annoyed me enough... to find the forum again, hello! I can't get mail to this guy. I researched very slightly, found that one big provider associated with secureserver.net (GoDaddy) is often accused of poorly configuring its own servers and DNS so it rejects its own relays. Is that all this is? Or are spamcop users being targetted as troublemakers ;-) -tx Richard --- Hi. This is the qmail-send program at mailgate.cesmail.net. I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses. This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out. <name[at]thesite.com>: 64.202.166.12 does not like recipient. Remote host said: 553 sorry, relaying denied from your location [216.154.195.36] (#5.7.1) Giving up on 64.202.166.12. Y:\>ping -a 64.202.166.12 Pinging smtp.secureserver.net [64.202.166.12] with 32 bytes of data: ---
  12. Just wondering... when this happens... ... is it because some spammer has successfully used a spamcop account for a spamcast? tx --R
  13. My perception of a timing issue... Let's say 1000 spam items are sent to 1000 spamcop users. They arrive in 1000 inboxes before the first one is read. When I finally read my copy... the odds are, somebody else has already blocklisted the sender. It'd be nice if I can take advantage of the fact, instead of repeating that report (me and the other 998 readers). I.e. apply a filter to my inbox to reapply the blocklist as it is "right now", not as it was before anybody identified this spam. Can it be done, or do I need to know more about how the blocklist works?? tx R
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    Filter based on a blocklist?

    Another idea... I have a couple of POP3 servers that forward email to spamcop. Now if I cancel that forwarding, and instead configure horde mail to go get it. Options | Tools : "Enter the POP server you would like checked" Then in effect the block list is applied... when I log in? Or when, how often? That'd be great, but not sure if the timing would be much different. -R
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    Filter based on a blocklist?

    That's interesting... is there a way to do that with a lot of work... get the spamcop blocklist myself apply it to my mail client inbox? tx Richard
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    Filter based on a blocklist?

    ;-) Not unless they had a delay in delivering mail... There must be ISPs who delay filling the inbox by a bit to give spam reports a bit of time to come through? That'd be cool: let everything on the whitelist thru right away, but hold the other stuff pending spam reports. Still, the most responsible and efficient setup seems to me, let me use the blocklist somehow in my own filtering. --R
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    Filter based on a blocklist?

    Thanks for the links. I have been a spamcop user/reporter for several years. But I've only dug into details a few times. Those times the answers have been in forums, often with the comment "the docs are a bit out of date". I did read somewhere that due to list-washing and other black-hat use of spam reports they weren't being sent to ISPs any more. I gather I took that out of context, and my reports are going to the ISP? --- I guess the smart thing to do would be to report to spamcop, but receive my mail at an ISP who uses the spamcop bl, several hours later. Then I'd actually get the benefit of the Held Mail filtering of other spamcop users! -tx Richard
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    Filter based on a blocklist?

    Doing work for the cause sounds right. But we still need to look at common sense... If it's a "good thing" that items are refreshed on the list just because it was 2 days before I read the mail... why not simply extend the blocklisting by 2 days? If I understand, the ISP no longer receives any notice of each complaint. If we are just constructing a gerbil spinwheel to keep ourselves busy, what's the point of that?
  19. That didn't compute in my brain: isn't whitelisting and blacklisting to do with filtering incoming mail? My receiving mail is not the issue, it's his receiving mail. The character set issue is bogus, I only use cesmail default and have never had any other feedback of that nature. Anyway, I'll write it off to bad admin on the far side. tx
  20. This just bounced. Different, still not useful. --- <XX[at]xxx.com>: The user does not accept email in non-Western (non-Latin) character sets. --- Below this line is a copy of the message. Received: (qmail 5449 invoked from network); 2 Dec 2005 23:37:37 -0000 Received: from unknown (HELO pre-smtp05-02.prod.mesa1.secureserver.net) ([64.202.166.15]) (envelope-sender <webmaster[at]muchoswing.com>) by smtp06-01.prod.mesa1.secureserver.net (qmail-ldap-1.03) with SMTP for <xx[at]xx.com>; 2 Dec 2005 23:37:37 -0000 Received: (qmail 21489 invoked from network); 2 Dec 2005 23:37:37 -0000 Received: from unknown (HELO mailgate.cesmail.net) ([216.154.195.36]) (envelope-sender <webmaster[at]muchoswing.com>) by pre-smtp05-02.prod.mesa1.secureserver.net (qmail-ldap-1.03) with SMTP for <xx[at]xx.com>; 2 Dec 2005 23:37:37 -0000 Received: (qmail 12077 invoked from network); 2 Dec 2005 23:37:36 -0000 Received: from unknown (HELO gamma.cesmail.net) (192.168.1.20) by mailgate.cesmail.net with SMTP; 2 Dec 2005 23:37:36 -0000 Received: (qmail 16067 invoked by uid 99); 2 Dec 2005 23:37:36 -0000 Received: from mail.mycompany.com (mail.mycompany.com [209.82.51.154]) by webmail.spamcop.net (Horde) with HTTP for <rcurzon[at]spamcop.net[at]cesmail.net>; Fri, 02 Dec 2005 18:37:36 -0500 Message-ID: <20051202183736.q6puo0ckw4kk4o00[at]webmail.spamcop.net> Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2005 18:37:36 -0500 From: Richard Curzon <webmaster[at]muchoswing.com> To: X X <xx[at]xx.com> Subject: RE: Submitted Form Report References: <003401c5f511$a9a57810$6401a8c0[at]t1> In-Reply-To: <003401c5f511$a9a57810$6401a8c0[at]t1> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="windows-1256" Content-Disposition: inline Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit User-Agent: Internet Messaging Program (IMP) 4.0-cvs
  21. To answer that bit: I did get an email through from another server. Just wondering about the spamcop issue!
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    Zip attachments

    Just to make the topic useful: you click on the graphic not on the link and it works (for me... !)
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    Zip attachments

    No response to this question before I see. Does it work for anyone? I get the blank screen when I try to download from webmail too.
  24. Thanks Steve, My radar didn't pick up that self defined header, it's great. I have no way of knowing the order applied either, AFAIK. I tend to go by volumes as well, making the only conclusions I can. Since SA catches a high percentage my spam, I infer it is not applied last. Not quite air tight logic, agreed <grin>. I clear my held mail at least daily most of the time, so I don't have a decent sample now. But I see a lot fewer spams blocked by spamcop than by other lists, sometimes I go for "** I'd say **" a hundred blocked emails without seeing a single one that was blocked by spamcop bl itself. Maybe the admins tinker with things anyway, then any conclusions we draw would be even more screwy.
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