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About lisati

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  1. I wouldn't worry about it too much, there are situations where unwanted email arriving from some sources need some special handling. If I recall correctly, I started noticing this behaviour a few years back, not long after Yahoo made some changes that tripped up the Spamcop parser.
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    CloudFare Problems

    One of the links in the body of the message tracks back to cloudflare.
  3. Sounds a bit like "backscatter" where a provider has the "wrong" email address to use when sending out a bounce or other form of non-delivery report. Some see it as spam, some don't. Unfortunately there's often no easy and reliable way for a provider to determine from the email headers if the return address is legit without the risk of annoying and/or inconveniencing innocent bystanders.
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    Thanks for that. I haven't sent reports to the spam[at]uce.gov address for a couple of years, after my provider seemed to be having trouble delivering to them. Their explanation was that it was a DNS issue, and persisted with that explanation even when confronted with evidence that it wasn't.
  5. Having some kind of table for us to use does sound like it might have some merit. There's also a section of this forum that some contributors use to submit updates and corrections. under Spamcop Reporting Help -> Routing/Report Address issues
  6. That's OK. I first noticed changes to the way Yahoo emails were being processed a couple of years ago, after Yahoo changed something at their end which seemed to break regular processing.
  7. For some reason, I saw a "report spam now" button when looking at the report linked to by tracking link. Be that as it may...... There are a variety of reasons that Spamcop will not send reports directly to a provider. Perhaps the admins want to keep an eye on spam reports for that particular provider, or perhaps it needs some kind of special handling. I've noticed with reporting emails that appear to arrive via Yahoo, for example, sometimes the reports go to "internal spamcop processing" (or similar) and sometimes they go to an abuse address.
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    oath.com spam

    I recall being mildly surprised recently to see some reference to Oath when reporting a spam, I was half expecting it to go to the usual Yahoo reporting address. o I don't have a link to hand but think I saw something a few months back about Yahoo now being part of Oath.
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    When is a bug a bug

    Ah, yes, Grace Hopper. I once saw a photo of said moth. Didn't she (Ms. Hopper) have some connection with the initial development of COBOL?
  10. Cool. That's what's forums like this are for, amongst the various ideas that tossed into the discussion, there are often those which are helpful.
  11. I can confirm #2: Whenever I report stuff that appears to have originated in my provider's system, usually webmail, I often get a "nothing to do" or "no IP address" type of message. (I haven't had one for a while, I don't get them that often.) As for #1, I can't remember. It's always a good idea to make sure that you have mailhosts set up for ALL the email addresses that receive spam that you are likely to report, AND keep them update them if something in the way your provider processes email changes.
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    My English teachers at school might have had a relatively minor objection to "aint."
  13. It better not be one of those cards that I sometimes get offered by spammers and scammers!