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Is Google even paying attention to Spamcop?

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I seem to be getting a lot of spam coming from Google mail servers. The current batch is from 209.85.208.71 (mail-ed1-f71.google.com) but I've seen other addresses in the past. This has been going for over two weeks now. I dutifully report the spam using Spamcop but it doesn't appear to make any difference.

Is it just me or is there something going on?  Does Google even pay attention to these reports?

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The response to spam reports by big provider, Google, Microsoft, etc, is spotty at best. 

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3 hours ago, Phineas Fudrucker said:

I seem to be getting a lot of spam coming from Google mail servers. The current batch is from 209.85.208.71 (mail-ed1-f71.google.com) but I've seen other addresses in the past. This has been going for over two weeks now. I dutifully report the spam using Spamcop but it doesn't appear to make any difference.

Is it just me or is there something going on?  Does Google even pay attention to these reports?

make sure all spam you get in Gmail is marked phishing as well as reported.

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13 hours ago, petzl said:

make sure all spam you get in Gmail is marked phishing as well as reported.

I do not use Gmail so that option is out.

Since this last wave started, Proofpoint is generating lot more false positives which causes even more headaches for the helpdesk.  Which means more headaches for me since the complaints usually get forwarded to me.

I was just hoping that reporting the spam would do some good.  Silly me...

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5 hours ago, Phineas Fudrucker said:

I do not use Gmail so that option is out.

Since this last wave started, Proofpoint is generating lot more false positives which causes even more headaches for the helpdesk.  Which means more headaches for me since the complaints usually get forwarded to me.

I was just hoping that reporting the spam would do some good.  Silly me...

Reporting spam does work. If  you could produce a SpamCop tracking URL it would make it more obvious what is happening.

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17 hours ago, petzl said:

Reporting spam does work. If  you could produce a SpamCop tracking URL it would make it more obvious what is happening.

I can do that:

https://www.spamcop.net/mcgi?action=gettrack&reportid=6858299758

https://www.spamcop.net/mcgi?action=gettrack&reportid=6858006408

https://www.spamcop.net/mcgi?action=gettrack&reportid=6857969378

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SpamCop v 4.9.0 © 2018 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Here is your TRACKING URL - it may be saved for future reference:
https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6489537605za08b2b9e4fbd3bc085bd3149f8564c9dz

at the top of the submit screen is the Tracking URL It can also be found in the email sent to you by SpamCop

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SpamCop is now ready to process your spam.

Use links to finish spam reporting (members use cookie-login please!):
http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6489537605za08b2b9e4fbd3bc085bd3149f8564c9dz

What you provided are "Report id" which are visible only by you.  This is a common confusion.

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25 minutes ago, Lking said:

at the top of the submit screen is the Tracking URL It can also be found in the email sent to you by SpamCop

What you provided are "Report id" which are visible only by you.  This is a common confusion.

I did not know that.  I think these are the corresponding tracking URLs.

https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6489432337z7814e17514cb7a1c087ab568fdd385c8z

https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6489270567zbca84468f49acc5ecc309984fa06101cz

https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6489249607z7ca9c66c20ce20cca42bcb6bf83da880z

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7 hours ago, Phineas Fudrucker said:

The proper address is "network-abuse [at] google [dot] com" SpamCop have this sent to "abuse {at}"
I mark spam as phishing then forward to "network-abuse [at] google [dot] com" direct from Gmail but use/report through SpamCop to give other options

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1 hour ago, petzl said:

The proper address is "network-abuse [at] google [dot] com" SpamCop have this sent to "abuse {at}"

Why is Spamcop sending it to the wrong address?  Is there a procedure for asking SpamCop to fix it?

I am running into several of these from 209 domain addresses from Google also.  Just curious how we can get this rectified.

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31 minutes ago, nhraj700 said:

Why is Spamcop sending it to the wrong address?  Is there a procedure for asking SpamCop to fix it?

I am running into several of these from 209 domain addresses from Google also.  Just curious how we can get this rectified.

Google/Gmail have requested SpamCop to send reports there.

Trouble is this may now be a neglected legacy issue done so many years ago Gmail have forgotten?

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I guess it was just a coincidence.  The spam from Google began again a few day later and has not let up.  Kind of reminds me of the good-old-days when AOL was the 800 pound gorilla and the major source of spam.  OTOH, it pumped up the numbers making the stockholders happy so maybe Google is trying the emulate that success story.

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9 hours ago, Phineas Fudrucker said:

I guess it was just a coincidence.  The spam from Google began again a few day later and has not let up.  Kind of reminds me of the good-old-days when AOL was the 800 pound gorilla and the major source of spam.  OTOH, it pumped up the numbers making the stockholders happy so maybe Google is trying the emulate that success story.

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