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[Resolved] My mail is not being filtered at all - HELP

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Not sure what to do ... emailed customer support but haven't gotten any response ... meanwhile getting FLOODED with spam that should be in Held Mail. Haven't changed any settings anywhere but all of a sudden NO spam is being filtered.

What should I do?

TIA for any help.

Jennifer :o

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Not sure what to do ... emailed customer support but haven't gotten any response ... meanwhile getting FLOODED with spam that should be in Held Mail. Haven't changed any settings anywhere but all of a sudden NO spam is being filtered.

What should I do?

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Log in Here

This graphic shows the filters I select

THEN PUSH THE BLUE SUBMIT BUTTON once/after you have checked all the boxes (under check boxes) for it to be activated

You also need to setup MailHosts by clicking MailHost Tab This link allows you to log on to your Very Easy Reporting (VER) WebPage.

If you can set up your email client for IMAP (do NOT set it for "auto polling" (no need for this unless you wish it) you can drag friends email to your held folder then use VER WebPage and select scroll to FORWARD (and WhiteList Sender) will have all your known email on your WhiteList making sure they are never blocked

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Thanks, but those are exactly the settings I already have. :(

I haven't changed anything, but now nothing is being caught.

Jennifer

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Thanks, but those are exactly the settings I already have. :(

I haven't changed anything, but now nothing is being caught.

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Did you press the BLUE SUBMIT button after selecting them (this button is often missed)

The only thing that will over ride a blacklist is your WhiteList check the entries

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The only thing that will over ride a blacklist is your WhiteList check the entries

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I only have six entries on my white list, for people I know...

I appreciate your help. Wish I could figure this out as it's a mystery. I didn't change anything with SpamCop but now it's all spam, all the time.

Jennifer

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Jennifer, I have the same problem despite selecting all blocks, seems spammers are working hard at avoiding being listed or detected by spam assassin...

I just drag and drop the unfiltered spam in a heldmail folder I set up in OE...I am however surprised the 200-500 spams or so I report everyday never make it on the spamcop list, this is a new trend.. Most of them are illegal meds, viagra and the like

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But I went from EVERYTHING being filtered to NOTHING being filtered.

All in ONE DAY.

I don't want to have to drag and drop, etc. otherwise what's the point of paying for SpamCop?

There's something else going on here...

I might just have to cancel this service and find a new one unless I can get some customer support!

Jennifer

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Thanks, I did that already. I haven't received any reply.

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Jennifer, If you could provide Tracking URL's for a couple of the messages that made it through, perhaps we can see the reason they made it.

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Jennifer, If you could provide Tracking URL's for a couple of the messages that made it through, perhaps we can see the reason they made it.

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Thanks, but what is a tracking URL? I have the messages in my Mac Mail junk folder...they are coming into my email rather than sitting in Held Mail.

Jennifer

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Thanks, but what is a tracking URL? I have the messages in my Mac Mail junk folder...they are coming into my email rather than sitting in Held Mail.

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If you have IMAP setup, you can transfer them to the held mail folder then report them as usual. You can probably also report them directly from Mac Mail by forwarding (as attachment) to your submit address.

If you are not reporting your spammers, it is slightly less likely they will be caught in the filters.

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If you have IMAP setup, you can transfer them to the held mail folder then report them as usual.  You can probably also report them directly from Mac Mail by forwarding (as attachment) to your submit address.

If you are not reporting your spammers, it is slightly less likely they will be caught in the filters.

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Actually, I've just tried forwarding them to SpamCop reporting this morning using the forwarding address listed on the SpamCop web site, but they all bounce back saying invalid address.

In any case, it's really unlikely that all of a sudden the spammers have gotten smart overnight and I'm now receiving 200 emails daily when previously I was getting none.

Jennifer

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Actually, I've just tried forwarding them to SpamCop reporting this morning using the forwarding address listed on the SpamCop web site, but they all bounce back saying invalid address.

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Was this a submit.<16 character secret code>[at]submit.spamcop.net address for your logged in spamcop reporting page? Did you "forward as attachment" which is needed to send the headers as well?

Do you have spamcop forward messages to a "secret" address? Can you turn that off for the time being and view your messages in spamcop's webmail application? You could then easily report them from there and provide a Tracking URL. Perhaps, the spammers have found your secret address and are bypassing spamcop all together?

Without seeing the headers of the messages making it through to your inbox (and tracking URL is most convienient way to see those in this application), I can not help to explain why they are getting there, or see if it is a problem with spamcop, your account, or something else.

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Thanks, but what is a tracking URL? I have the messages in my Mac Mail junk folder...they are coming into my email rather than sitting in Held Mail.

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When you use VER to Queue for reporting You then click the Report spam TAB which will provide a "LINK" to "Report Now" on that web page, once clicked a tracking URL is shown on top of page showing "parsed" spam (example)

http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z853576399z674c93651f043efee0004b3f3d95b40az

If you do not use VER to report spam it may be possible that a spammers IP will not get blocked?

Just send in the headers (not full email)

remove your email address by replacing with (X)

How do I get my email program to reveal the full, unmodified email?

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Thanks, but what is a tracking URL? I have the messages in my Mac Mail junk folder...they are coming into my email rather than sitting in Held Mail.

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There is a Glossary provided here. I started it, dbiel is now working it, and we are actually working on a new format for it, but ... the Forum version of the SpamCop FAQ has a link ...

If you have IMAP setup, you can transfer them to the held mail folder then report them as usual.  You can probably also report them directly from Mac Mail by forwarding (as attachment) to your submit address.

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Forwarding from Apple's Mail program doesn't fly .... my iBook is still down, no response to numerous queries for help in dozens of places, on an on .... I did do up a "How to ...." way back when ....

Actually, I've just tried forwarding them to SpamCop reporting this morning using the forwarding address listed on the SpamCop web site, but they all bounce back saying invalid address.

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You've not actually answered StevenUnderwood's question as to just what address you are referring to, and I'm a bit in the dark as to just what exactly your "error message" might actually mean (do I take your words literally or is there some variation between the actual error and the way you described it?)

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Actually, I've only just seen his message. I am not online 24/7. :)

To answer your question, as the web site instructions said, I forwarded my email to submit.VERYLONGCHARACTERCODEHERE[at]spam.spamcop.net

Every email I tried bounced back saying invalid address.

I also tried pasting the entire email, with long headers into the form on the same page, and received an error msg saying something about too many domains. I also tried pasting just the headers. I also tried pasting just the address.

In any case, my original question was not really about how to report spam - I've done that for every spam I ever received in Held Mail when my spam was, in fact, being held - it was, rather, as to why all of a sudden NONE of the spam is getting blocked.

As I mentioned before, it seems unlikely that the spammers have all gotten wise overnight and figured out how to bypass every filter so I now get close to 200 spams where as a day and a half ago, I received none.

It's still a mystery.

And I don't know what you mean about a "secret address." (??) I forward all mail to spamcop.net then retrieve it through POP mail to my Mac Mail.

Thanks anyhow for your help.

Best, Jennifer

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1>In any case, my original question was not really about how to report spam - I've done that for every spam I ever received in Held Mail when my spam was, in fact, being held - it was, rather, as to why all of a sudden NONE of the spam is getting blocked.

2>And I don't know what you mean about a "secret address." (??) I forward all mail to spamcop.net then retrieve it through POP mail to my Mac Mail.

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1> But, as I mentioned, in order to start to see WHY the messages did not get caught, we need to see the headers of the messages that did not get caught.

2> OK, with this information, my speculation is wrong. Some people use spamcop only to filter then forward their messages to another "secret" address at their ISP. My secret account started getting more spam that was getting through spamcops filters so I changed it and use it similiar to you.

2a> Before you collect your next email messages, log into webmail, go to the inbox and either report the spam from there (to get a tracking URL) or move it to the held mail folder to report as you usually do (again to get a tracking URL for a few that slipped through). Post those Tracking URL's here and we can address your original question.

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1> But, as I mentioned, in order to start to see WHY the messages did not get caught, we need to see the headers of the messages that did not get caught.

2> OK, with this information, my speculation is wrong.  Some people use spamcop only to filter then forward their messages to another "secret" address at their ISP.  My secret account started getting more spam that was getting through spamcops filters so I changed it and use it similiar to you.

2a> Before you collect your next email messages, log into webmail, go to the inbox and either report the spam from there (to get a tracking URL) or move it to the held mail folder to report as you usually do (again to get a tracking URL for a few that slipped through).  Post those Tracking URL's here and we can address your original question.

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Okay, let me stop my POP mail checking and I'll try this. That makes sense now, calling it a tracking URL, if I'm looking at things through SpamCop Web Mail (which I wasn't before).

Thank you very much,

Jennifer

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Okay, let me stop my POP mail checking and I'll try this. That makes sense now, calling it a tracking URL, if I'm looking at things through SpamCop Web Mail (which I wasn't before).

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Yet another try .. a Tracking URL doesn't have anything to do with your e-mail ... it actually is a bit of data about a spam submittal / parse result. Please see Tracking URL

I did send a PM about taking a look, but haven't received a Reply to that ....

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Yet another try .. a Tracking URL doesn't have anything to do with your e-mail ... it actually is a bit of data about a spam submittal / parse result.  Please see Tracking URL

I did send a PM about taking a look, but haven't received a Reply to that ....

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Yes, the term "tracking URL" does indeed have something to do with my email in this context. If you view an email from within the web site, there is a URL available. If you view an email from within Mac Mail, there is no available URL to reference.

Again, will post a tracking URL the next time a spam comes into the Web mail. I've disabled Pop mail checking for the time being.

Jennifer

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Yes, the term "tracking URL" does indeed have something to do with my email in this context. If you view an email from within the web site, there is a URL available. If you view an email from within Mac Mail, there is no available URL to reference.

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Terminology is critical in trying to "help" .... There is a definition "here" for the term Tracking URL .... links have been provided ... Trying to confuse the issue by using wrong terms to try to describe something else will only continue to confuse things. That you made no response about my PM has me wondering if this is something else that has not been looked at?

When viewing "e-mail from the web-site" .. the URL you see is a link to a "new" web-page that will display that e-mail. You won't see that on your Mac, as you're using your Mail application to read those e-mails .... though one could technically say that "in the background" there are similar actions going on (clicking on an e-mail Subject line causes some other software to kick in and render up a "new screen display") but that's far afield from your query/discussion here.

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