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    ... and almost three years later, it's still not fixed.
  2. jik

    Reporting problems today?

    It is incomprehensible to me that a subsidiary of CISCO SYSTEMS INC., for heaven's sake, would take more than a week to remediate a DOS attack. Do you mean to tell me that one of the largest vendors of networking hardware in the world, if not the largest, does not have hardware and expertise at its disposal to stop such an attack? To say that strains credulity would be a massive understatement. If it's a DOS, then Cisco HAS the resources to fix the problem but they don't care enough about SpamCop (which includes PAYING CUSTOMERS) to commit the resources to fix it. I also don't buy the claim that they can't tell us anything about what's going on because it will somehow help the people perpetrating the attack. It should not come as a shock to hear that the people perpetrating the attack ALREADY KNOW THAT THEY ARE PERPETRATING AN ATTACK. They also obviously know that the SpamCop folks know they are being attacked. So the only people who don't know what is going on are we, the users, and it wouldn't hurt anything to tell us the truth, or at least more of it than we've been told so far. I have always been a big fan of SpamCop, and I've been impressed by how reliable it has been, for the most part, in the past, but really, this is just too much.
  3. jik

    Reporting problems today?

    I don't know whether that text wasn't there before, or it was there but I glossed right over it because (a) it's content-free, as opposed to all the other blurbs in the paragraph which actually have some content in them and ( the charming phpBB style sheet makes links look like section headers. And it doesn't help that there are blurbs in that announcement dated December 2011, November 2011, and even earlier. Why are those still there? If they would edit the announcement to only have current information in it, it'd be a lot easier to find the important stuff. For that matter, it's asinine that they're using a phpBB thread as their status board. They should have a readl status page without absurd amounts of clutter which make it difficult to quickly find the important information. But whatever. As you say, it's free, and I guess we get what we pay for. I don't gain anything from reporting spam. I have a very good spam Bayesian spam filter which blocks the vast majority of the spam that gets through the Spamhaus ZEN blocklist, and learns from the ones that it fails to block so that they get blocked better in the future. As such, I am reporting spam through SpamCop not for my own benefit, but rather to benefit the community. I'm under the impression that it also financially benefits IronPort, since I believe that they use the data they get from spam reporting to help them construct blocklists they sell as a commercial service. Given that there's very little benefit to me from reporting the spam through SpamCop, if it keeps being a pain in the ass to do because they can't keep their system up and running reliably, not to mention because more and more spam is going to be coming from IPv6 addresses that SpamCop can't handle, I'm just going to stop reporting.
  4. jik

    Reporting problems today?

    I don't know why you're seeing that, but it's a red herring. The problems SpamCop is having processing spam has nothing to do with iframe.dll. It occurs for people who aren't even using Windows.
  5. jik

    Reporting problems today?

    What does that mean?
  6. jik

    Reporting problems today?

    Glad to hear it's working for you. It's still not working for me. [Edited] Actually, it _is_ working for me now, albeit with some delays. Let's hope this means they've fixed the problem and it's going to stay working!
  7. jik

    Reporting problems today?

    You've got the Spamhaus SBL blocklist in that list, which is a subset of the ZEN blocklist. See http://www.spamhaus.org/zen/ for info about the ZEN list that I use. It's the only blocklist I use, and it does a remarkably good job at blocking the vast majority of the spam. [edited] I just noticed that XBL and PBL are also in your list. ZEN is a combination of SBL, XBL, PBL and CSS. Since you're missing only CSS, you've probably already got most of what's in the ZEN list.
  8. jik

    Reporting problems today?

    People should be using the Spamhaus ZEN blocklist. It has virtually no false positives, and it blocks the vast majority of the spam I get -- I only report the stuff to SpamCop that gets through Spamhaus. I didn't even notice the sharp uptick in spam in the past few days because Spamhaus blocked most of it automatically. Here's the graph of mail into my mail server blocked by Spamhaus:
  9. jik

    Reporting problems today?

    Wow, this is sort of ridiculous. Problem has been affecting tons of users for a week and you still don't have a clue what's causing it? What, did all the original authors of theSpamCop system quit to go work somewhere else, such that there's nobody left maintaining the thing who actually knows how it work? And with such a huge problem going on for a week, how can it be that the announcements topic hasn't been updated to mention it right at the top? When you couple this with the absurd amount of time it has taken you guys (still not done!) to implement working IPv6 address parsing, I think it's time for me to stop wasting my time reporting spam to SpamCop, which I've been doing faithfully for years.
  10. It's now nearly the end of the second quarter of 2012, and we still can't report spam from IPv6 addresses. IPv6 support in reporting was first promised to be ready in 2011. More and more of my spam is unreportable because of this. When is it going to be fixed?
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