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  1. Spammers are not only annoying, they tend to be stupid. I've even had one (can't remember which provider the original email was traced back to) where the sender claimed to be Donald Duck. I couldn't resist having a little bit of fun with them.......

    There's a humorous post on how stupid they are in the Lounge section of the forum.

  2. When I checked just now using the multirbl.valli.org lookup tool, there were two listings highlighted, neither of which was spamcop. I've seen reports on this forum that sometimes email providers get lazy and use a generic error message that incorrectly cites Spamcop as the reason email is being blocked, but without seeing a bounce message, it's difficult to know if this is what is happening for you.

  3. With the upgrade, I've noticed that the parser is coping better for processing spam arriving at gmail. For a while, I've had to perform an edit similar to that required for Outlook/Hotmail, and this now eems to be unnecessary.

  4. What I'm seeing with th

    On 1/15/2019 at 5:20 PM, ANGEL said:


    • And, anyone who's game:P may be able to answer:

    if the answer's "yes"; why parsing the entire source data would result in different [Reports sent to] distributions?


    as opposed to parsing modified source data  [Reports sent to] distributions


    Thanks in advance!

    What I'm seeing is that the modification(s) still seem to be necessary.

  5. 22 hours ago, Art101 said:

    Good news today: The mail host for my "real" address lets me block entire domains. Google does not. I blocked all incoming mail with anything that includes @hetzner.co.za ... clearly an evil or compromised rogue domain. That won't completely stop the Gmail garbage, but it's a start.

    My ISP/primary email provider has a similar option available, which can be useful. One thing to watch, however, is that sometimes there are limits to how many domains that are blocked.

  6. On 12/26/2018 at 8:10 PM, petzl said:

    Well they have the password and name is correct but last millennium one and were on adsl always used vrus scanner

    Thr information seem to of been scammed from SpamCop early days probably from junked computers

    One or two of the dodgy emails I've had seem to have their origins the days before my provider moved away from Yahoo, who had had a couple of data breaches. The password was correct but an old one. I'd already seen evidence that something was a bit "off"  and had changed my password as a precaution, prior to receiving claims that my account had been hacked. More recent efforts I've seen in my inbox have been of a slightly different character, and would probably warrant a separate thread.

    I'd suggest, at the very minimum, a change of password a.s.a.p. for people who get one of these "your account has been hacked" emails, or any other evidence that something's not quite right.

  7. I've had some similar emails, all of which have been reported. The flow to my email account(s) seems to have dried up for now. As Lking has observed, the visible "From:" address is easily forged, it is a notoriously unreliable clue to the true source of the unwanted email. All the unwanted emails of this type that I have received trace back to somewhere other than my provider. One thing of note, from my perspective, is that the email address for which I have received the most doesn't actually have an associated mailbox to be hacked, the email address exists as a simple redirect in a server.

  8. On 12/8/2018 at 11:56 PM, CaLy said:

    Today i received a new one (telling about webcam, wich i dont have) ... so :P

    Tracking URL : https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6505315873z0b3bb21ccb863cdadb680fb4f1c7c68az

    That's a fairly typical example of some I've received, mostly for one particular email address which, because it's little more than a redirect on a server, doesn't actually have an associated mailbox.