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Messed Up My Mailhost Registration

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I thought it would be helpful yesterday to register my personal university address as NOT a spam source. It appears that I misunderstood the purpose of registering.

When I tried to report spam sent to my business university address, it is reporting the university as the spam source. There are no boxes to uncheck because I report silently.

Clearly this was not a good idea on my part. My best option probably is to reverse what I did yesterday, but how?

Totally chagrined, thank you for your help,

Mildred

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I guess I wasn't clear enough. I registered my university as what I thought was NOT a spam source. I have not been able to report anything since because when the reports are processed, we show up as the source, which we are NOT.

I need to reverse my registration, not a report as described in the FAQ.

Still chagrined,

M.

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To reverse the mailhost config, log into the reporting site (http://www.spamcop.net) and go to the mailhost tab. At the bottom of the screen is a pulldown with a "Delete Host" button. Simply select the host to remove (one at a time) and hit the button.

However, to your mailhost problem...

a.Did you complete the registration process (receive the mail probe, return it and wait for the confirmation message) for your university account?

b.Did you complete the registration process for your entire mail path? Any account that forwards into your university account would also need to be registered before you report spam that followed that path, otherwise that account/ISP will be reported as the source.

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To reverse the mailhost config, log into the reporting site (http://www.spamcop.net) and go to the mailhost tab.  At the bottom of the screen is a pulldown with a "Delete Host" button.  Simply select the host to remove (one at a time) and hit the button.

However, to your mailhost problem...

a.Did you complete the registration process (receive the mail probe, return it and wait for the confirmation message) for your university account?

b.Did you complete the registration process for your entire mail path?  Any account that forwards into your university account would also need to be registered before you report spam that followed that path, otherwise that account/ISP will be reported as the source.

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I DID complete the registration process and got the confirmation receipt. I'm clearly in over my head and shouldn't have tried this. I just deleted my e-mail address (that was the only choice). The pulldown list of hosts at the top shows all the university servers, but delete wasn't a choice. It now shows nothing registered.

I'll stay in the sandbox where I belong...

Many thanks for spelling it out for me,

M.

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Yes, the list of IP addreses, and the list of host/domain names is linked to the email address. By deleteing the email address, the corresponding entries are also removed.

It would have been better for spamcop if you had stuck it out and worked with the deputies to figure out the problem, but not everyone had the time or desire to do that. Thank you for trying.

BTW, what university is this so we will know that it may be a problem the next time (or perhaps the deputies can see a problem with the information they have). Looking at your posting address (something only the moderators can see) shows a ucla.edu address. Is this correct?

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Yes, the list of IP addreses, and the list of host/domain names is linked to the email address.  By deleteing the email address, the corresponding entries are also removed.

It would have been better for spamcop if you had stuck it out and worked with the deputies to figure out the problem, but not everyone had the time or desire to do that.  Thank you for trying.

BTW, what university is this so we will know that it may be a problem the next time (or perhaps the deputies can see a problem with the information they have).  Looking at your posting address (something only the moderators can see) shows a ucla.edu address.  Is this correct?

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Yup. UCLA it is. My personal mail goes through the Campus servers, my business mail through the Medical Center. I tried to stick it out, but the discussion appeared closed when I was directed to the FAQ. I'm not that sophisticated a user, just a paid up one. Your "fix" did the job, and I can report again of course.

Many thanks,

M. :P

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