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  1. I suspect that something similar to what others have reported for Gmail is happening. The workaround I generally use is similar to the Gmail workaround, commenting out the first Received line encountered as you scroll down the message source.
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    E-mail reporting -- "No reports filed"

    Note to self: check to see if Quick Reporting is still working "correctly" on my account.
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    ocn.ad.jp spam

    Most of the spam I receive at my hotmail/outlook accounts gets flagged for reporting to report_spam@..... as well. There are a couple of options. If you've done the "add fuel to your account" thing you might want to consider looking for the abuse address for the apparent sending server/device, and adding that as a user defined report.
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    ocn.ad.jp spam

    Jumping in relatively late into this discussion, I've had Google block my attempts to submit reports from time to time too. My ISP does it as well. One workaround I use is to send the reports and submissions from an email account that I'm paying a little extra money for that lets me whitelist recipients. It's not perfect, but I have seen a significant improvement.
  5. Short answer: you do the best you can with the information at your disposal. It is possible to develop a sense of which parts of the information in any given email will be the most useful in figuring out where to send your complaints. Sadly, it's sometimes necessary to stop short of using what would seem intuitive, e.g. doing a deep scan of ALL the received header, flicking off a grumpy response to the alleged sender, etc.
  6. Apologies for the delay in replying. As helpful as the "X-Originating-IP" address can be in gathering clues to an email's apparent source, they can be forged. What some providers do is an analysis of the content of the email, sometimes the headers only, sometimes the complete email. Depending on the results of the analysis, the options open to the provider include (1) rejecting the email outright (works best when done BEFORE the complete email has been accepted for delivery), (2) flag the email as spam (possibly by altering the subject), (3) flicking the mail into a spam or Junk folder, or (4) accept the email unchallenged. Be extremely wary of solutions based on some kind of challenge-response system. Because the sender address can easily be forged, it's very easy to annoy innocent third parties
  7. The only Received header that you can trust with any degree of certainty is one inserted by a server you administer, preferably the server that drops the incoming email into the recipient's inbox.
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    SpamCop and Thunderbord plug in

    Thanks for the heads-up. The copy I have on my machine seems to have auto-updated to 1.21.0, and I didn't even notice......
  9. @Bernhard: I'm not sure why your server is blocking based on the mailspike "rep" (reputation) list. I had a look at their web page, and get the impression that it's not a general purpose list suitable for blocking everything from a listed IP address. Mailspike's "bl" and "z" lists seem better suited to blocking/rejecting unwanted incoming emails.
  10. Have a look here: https://www.spamcop.net/fom-serve/cache/329.html#bounces
  11. I wish to disavow any connection with the above response.
  12. lisati


    What? Did I blink and miss something by not visiting this forum for a few days? Anyway, it must be time to consider a hot cuppa in anticipation of a speedy recovery......
  13. A listing in the Spamcop list is based on users reporting unwanted email being provided to the people who run it. If you discover that your server is listed, you can use the Spamcop lookup page, which will usually offer some more information and suggestions. You can also find some information here: https://www.spamcop.net/bl.shtml?[IP]
  14. I've had gmail refuse to forward reports on occasion. I haven't notice any useful pattern (yet).
  15. One addon for Thunderbird I checked out a few months back was ThunderSec. If I remember correctly, it popped up a message similar to the "Thunderbird thinks this message is junk" message that appears when the email is flagged as junk. I don't think I figured out how to use it as part of a filtering scheme. Link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/thundersec/
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    Delist my domain

    Ah, I see what you did there. To add to what Petzl was saying, plugging in the IP address in a site which does rDNS checks, I see a possible problem, the rDNS comes back with a different domain name which in turns points to a different IP address. That could be what's tripping things up for osas.
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    Delist my domain

    Why do you think that your domain is listed on the Spamcop list? Spamcop lists IP address, not domain names. If you are referring to the listings on the RFC-CLUELESS listings, you will have to refer to their website.
  18. True. When I was running my own email server a few years back, I had what amounted to private blacklists, hidden from public view until an incoming email ran foul of the filtering I had in place. I never got round to running a DNSBL/RBL.
  19. If it's on abuseat's CBL list, it will usually find its way to spamhaus's ZEN list as well, I think Spamhaus took the list over a year or two back. I'm also seeing listings on other lists as well.
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    Spamcop cannot find source IP

    Just a thought: if Google, or any other provider for that matter, does something at their end that interferes with Spamcop's ability to correctly identify the source of an email, it's not necessarily Spamcop's fault. The team at Spamcop are under no obligation to jump to attention and make changes every time we, the users, encounter something that trips up the parsing and reporting process. They will have their priorities, which might not always coincide with what we'd like to see happen. There have been some good suggestions in this and similar discussions. I wish you all well.
  21. Exactly, a nice concise way of saying what I said.
  22. Having seen gmail addreses in some of the spam I receive, I like the idea. Having said that, I anticipate a challenge to whoever works on making the necessary changes at Spamcop's end - I have yet to discover a reliable method of automatically validating email addresses without the risk annoying or inconveniencing innocent bystanders. I suspect that many of the cautions against autoresponders and challenge/response systems apply to email addresses found in the email body too. Take a look here: https://www.spamcop.net/fom-serve/cache/329.html
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    KnujOn shutting down

    @nhraj700 Confirmed, I received a similar email.
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    "No body text provided" with Bcc: header

    Agreed, the blank line usually present after the headers appears to be missing. What I'm seeing when I follow the tracking link and then clicking on "View entire message" is just the headers, with absolutely nothing at all after the BCC header. Is this an accurate representation of what actually made it into your inbox?
  25. If the email is being rejected by your server, you won't have any spam to report through Spamcop, which, in some ways is a good thing. If you still want to report or complain, another option would be to do your homework to find out the abuse contact for the IP address, and send them a polite note telling them what is going on. This does not have to involve Spamcop, even though it would be nice to have some data available to help them maintain their blocklist.