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Everything posted by lisati

  1. It might be a good idea to make sure that your server is not configured to act as an open relay. That way, relay attempts will be blocked, and there will be nothing for you to report.
  2. If you're forwarding the email to your spamcop reporting address, you need to forward it as an attachment.
  3. #metoo - I sometimes have unwanted email arrive at my outlook email account that apparently arrives from yahoo or google, yet the parser decides to use the MSN reporting address. It's annoying having to do so, but when I spot such an email, I uncheck the report to hotmail, and fill in an appropriate abuse address for user submitted reports.
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    obscuring emailadress glitch/bug

    Good luck getting this sorted out. I'm mildly disappointed that the parser detected a problem with the chain of received headers, it would have been nice for Spark NZ (who "own" the xtra.co.nz domain) to have another prod to sort out their email system.
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    I stopped forward samples to them a couple of weeks back, after I began seeing bounce messages indicating delivery time outs.
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    OVH.Net spam ?

    Almost there, but not quite. Most of us won't be able to view those reports. The tracking URL that's more useful to the rest of us typically appears below this:
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    issues with link obfuscation

    I'm in New Zealand - the last time I added fuel (also via PayPal), it took a little while, but it did turn up.
  8. When I report spam that appears to come via mailchimp and it gets devnulled, I manually forward a copy to abuse[at]mailchimp.com. This commonly gets an autoresponse, and occasionally gets a follow-up email.
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    spam Flood

    I've noticed the pattern of having spam coming in waves, and recently noticed a flood of grumpy customers of the ISP I use on Facebook. I'm currently experiencing a lull in the amount of spam I'm receiving - the flow hasn't dried up completely, but it's a lot quieter for me.
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    No unique hostname found for source

    When I checked the link you provided, I noticed this line: Have you configured the mailhost(s) for your email accounts?
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    spam at topic

    I've seen similar, where the message appears to be placed in the subject. It's a minor nuisance when reporting, and a good sign that you're dealing with a spammer. What lking said to do usually works for me.
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    search-apnic-not-arin for

    Sometimes Spamcop decides not to bother the abuse contacts for the reasons already given. When reports aren't sent, for whatever reason, the data gleaned from the submitted spam is still useful for helping to build the SCBL. Any reports that are sent and subsequently acted on are a bonus.
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    President of Arden Yamanaka Co.

    I'm putting in my vote for tools like SPF. I believe backscaterrer[dot]org have on their website some examples of configuration for different servers that will help block bounces without restricting legitimate mail.
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    Mailchimp, Akamai & SpamCop

    I've noticed that spam I've received that tracks back to a mailchimp account tends to get devnulled. When I see this, I usually manually forward the offending email(s) to abuse[at]mailchimp.com, which commonly results in an autoresponse, and occasionally a follow-up email.
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    spam from Google Hosted website??

    I think the uce[at\ftc.gov address was phased out back in 2004, and replaced with spam[at]uce.gov Source: https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2004/07/ftc-unveils-new-e-mail-address-deceptive-spam-spamucegov
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    The community who regularly contribute to this forum is made up of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds. Some of us (myself included) live outside of the USA, and have a different set of legal and cultural considerations to bring to any discussions. One thing we have in common is a dislike of unwanted email. It's not always easy to effectively deal with the "spam" issue when the people who receive the reports sent on behalf of Spamcop users don't seem to care.
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    Paypal spam Problem

    That sounds like an annoying situation. I occasionally receive suspicious mail claiming to be from PayPal. One or two I've received in recent months appear to come from the same email provider as the one I normally use, which can be a pain when the parser stops in its tracks with a message about "No source IP address found" - there's usually sufficient information available to report those ones manually.
  18. I noticed a similar message earlier, and likewise noticed that it seems to be fine now. I'm pencilling it in as a busy period for the servers doing the hard work on our behalf.
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    Paypal spam Problem

    There's always the option of forwarding a copy of the suspicious email to spoof [at] paypal.com As far as I know, it doesn't require you to have a Paypal account. See https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/security/report-problem
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    My first days of using Spamcop

    This usually means that Spamcop has decided not to bother the intended recipient with reports. There are a number of possible reasons for this, perhaps the email address that Spamcop has a histroy of bouncing, meaning the reports Spamcop have sent haven't made it to the recipient's inbox.
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    My first days of using Spamcop

    I use Habul version 1.21.0 with Thunderbird 52.5.0, even though some of the documentation I've read suggests that it hasn't been tested on more recent versions of Thunderbird. If you install it and use it to send reports to multiple recipients, I'd suggest checking that the recipients list is set to "BCC" instead of "To"
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    Misplaced repy-to-all

    Thanks, that sounds good.
  23. This morning I received a response to an email complaint I'd sent using the Habul plugin for Thunderbird. It looks likes the sender hit "Reply-to-all" and ended up sending a copy of their response to the submit.xxxxxxxxxxx[at]spm.spamcop.net email address I normally use to report spam. Do I need to be worried?
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    Misplaced repy-to-all

    The initial email I received had all the same email addresses I normally use with Habul, and I subsequently received a Spamcop notification indicating that there was a problem with "my" submission, as if I'd forgotten to forward something as an attachment. I have a feeling that I'm probably safe, in the past the same recipiients have seemed a bit clueless about what Spamcop is or what they do.