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  1. How can one "go after" cloudlfare? Being about as technically incompetent as one may be, the best I finally did was learn how to go into my cpanel and block the ip range of worst spam...I would much prefer having cloudlare just stop the emails. I filed two reports with them, they closed them out as they "do not have responsibility' for what does through them.... I also started reporting on abuseipb, but guess who hosts the site? I started getting errors when I tried to log into abuseipb. This is the little text blurb across the top of the page when it returns the error: This page (https://www.abuseipdb.com/) is currently offline. However, because the site uses Cloudflare's Always Online™ technology you can continue to surf a snapshot of the site. We will keep checking in the background and, as soon as the site comes back, you will automatically be served the live version. Always Online™ is powered by Cloudflare | Hide this Alert
  2. I keep reporting to spamcop but have also now started doubling up with abuseipdp.com. I started looking up who owns the entities that show up in the properties portion when I report to spamcop, then in the one field for reporting to spamcop where we can enter one more recipient I add whoever is hosting the site or the abuser.
  3. gare

    FYI

    Life can be a drag at times
  4. The decoded body of the email goes into the bottom area, not the top. The properties of the email go into the top.
  5. I am a novice computer user, but I do use it for work. I also have more than one email account. I tend to see a pattern of the type and origination point of certain spam emails and I would just delete like crazy. I started reporting each and everyone to SpamCop and would actually see an increase in spam, making me want to just stop reporting and go back to deleting. However, i kept at it. After about a week or so (I was not formally tracking anything) a HUGE drop in spam occurred. I have no explanation for this (NOVICE - emphasized). I love to guess. I am guessing that though I may not communicate directly with a spammer, they or their host get to see who is creating the spam report and that source gets dumped into the spam pool that seemingly exists out there, hence the initial increase. But I have now gone from about 30-40 spams to maybe 2 or 3 right now. So, further guessing, as servers get blocked they actually do something about it! Plus, perhaps the spammers maintain their own database on who reports them consistently?? I do not care what the reason is, it seems to work. I think that would be a good poll, how many find that reporting and having patience works? thanks! gary
  6. One thing is never click on most spam "unsubscribe" offers.
  7. I am not a spam expert like the people who run this site, but I too notice an increase but then a sudden drop-off. I have heard that when a report is made OUR information is made available but we can never get THEIR information. So, my personal opinion is they use our information up until their hosting server is blocked due to complaints. I think that ultimately, you too will see a drop, I sure hope so anyway, otherwise this would be a pointless exercise.
  8. All she was asking was for someone to know her better, you may have crushed a person's feelings. I have over 3000 close friends made this way.... really
  9. Maybe the third S is for emphasis?
  10. Sadly, the half they have is, for the most part, dead or diseased, but yes, nice effort.
  11. I am the least technically competent person on here, but typing in the words "automate spam reporting" (without the quotation marks) actually yielded a lot of results related to spamcop. I checked out a couple, one to automate Apple based email and one to automate outlook. You probably have the ability to implement one that works for you. I feel for your being inundated with the spam and I hope you succeed in at least getting removed form their email database
  12. WOW! Thank you for the info. How can we receive the files to look at them? Not that I will understand them, but it sounds interesting to look at. Can blocking be pursued based on the host of the website that is referenced?
  13. Who is that? I know my spam has shot up from burst.net hosted sites, is one person the primary source?
  14. ...Hm, I've never seen that (but I'm no expert!) -- I hope you are looking at a true FCC offer! ...Others have suggested that the FCC only gets involved if it is clear that there are very large dollars of losses involved in the spam activity and that suggestion seems to be supported by the information we've seen about the (very small number of) actual actions taken against spammers. Hi, daveb, ...Thanks, X (keeping my fingers crossed)! <g> Their site says "There is no charge for filing a complaint. You can file your complaint using an online complaint form. You can also file your complaint with the FCC’s Consumer Center by calling 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY; faxing 1-866-418-0232; or writing to: " gary Edit by SteveT (turetzsr): added to top the post to which I was replying so that my reply is in context.
  15. gare

    Burst.net

    YES! Maybe 8 to 10 per day. I finally started faxing the reports to them, but I think they banned my number after two days.
  16. They do seem to come in waves, don't they? But, it stands to reason if we are successful in getting servers blocked, spammers just move on to other servers. I was sorta hoping they would compile a list of those who report them and take us off their list. Latest for me is a couple of hundred spams over a two week period through burst.net servers. I doubt we are ever stopping their emails for more than the time it takes them to open a new hosting account.
  17. This forum is for spam email, not alleged scam(s). You sure you are not just advertising here?
  18. I think we really. at best. force them to change hosting entities. But that is not a big deal. What I am hoping for is they track those who report them a bunch and then remove us from their email lists so they do not have the hosting agency block them. Minimally, I think I see about 1/10th the spam I would get if I did not report them here. Lately TONS has come through burst.net... Cannot win, but we can make their lives a tad uncomfortable.
  19. and never clink unsubscribe links, they are almost all a "hey, there is someone at this email address!" notification.
  20. Thanks!! Exactly what I need. I will continue to report all spam email to SpamCop (simply the easiest way to hammer them) and I will go to this suggested site for forum attacks. Good idea(s) thanks!! Off to forum reporting I go via the suggested link in messages after this Sorry for posting in two places, thank you for merging
  21. Would it be feasible for spamcop to set up a reporting venue where we could report attacks on forums? There are plenty of forums to talk about it and cry about it, but I know of no formal means of reporting like here. [Note from SteveT: merged into this topic from a new topic created in the "SpamCop Lounge" Forum]
  22. Might SpamCop ever institute a venue for posting website forum attacks?
  23. I went online and got their fax number: Fax: 773-305-1666. I then printed to the fax (I use a voip, so no real cost to me) and faxed every stinking spam email. Interestingly, they are "closed" on the weekends, so I was getting a ton of spam on Friday evenings, they received maybe a hundred plus faxes. I faxed them their canned replies as well. I think they finally entered my fax number as banned by their receiver because by Tuesday I could not connect anymore. They also seem to be the largest US host of forum attackers. China is for sure #1, russia and ukraine are pretty prolific, but when it gets to the US....sheesh. Why can't they stick to spamming chinese and russian sites? Anyway.... I hate them and I hate their canned replies: BEGIN GARBAGE: Greetings, We were in touch with the server administration, and after discussion the reported problem is claimed to be resolved. Please get back to us in case you believe the reported abusive activity/content still exists in our network/the problem is not resolved within 24 hours, or consider this ticket closed. -- Regards, SingleHop Team END GARBAGE I asked them why they "discuss" it with them, why don't they just shut them down? NO REPLY - duh So, I just keep reporting them. I have added spam[at]uce.gov as a CC on every report. I am hoping SingleHop gets blacklisted enough that no one hosted by them can send an email that does not get bounced back. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
  24. I kept all of my emails. I cannot say for certain, but I think they have removed the email addresses I have complained from because they ultimately (if a US server) get shut down and have to set up another. Easier to just remove us from their email data base. Odd that we are not allowed to know who they are, but our email address is often provided to them when we complain. :angry:
  25. I have not read the FAQ but SpamCop cannot freeze anything, the entities hosting accounts need to stop them. You will find this can take a few days, especially if they are notified Friday at office closing time and they do not reopen until 8:00 AM on Monday - not everyone is 24 hours per day 7 days a week, except spammers. I actually printed to pdf and electronically faxed them to SingleHop, like 82 pages of spam with their corresponding spam reports. I then emailed them to every email contact listed on SingleHop's contacts page. Whether that does anything or not, I am not sure, I just wanted them to share my pain. I will say this, the quicker you report, the quicker SpamCop gets it out. If a provider is blacklisted by server administrators, then whole groups of people may be negatively affected, and the providers do not want all of their clients complaining that their emails are not getting through because the URL range was blacklisted. So, keep up with diligent reporting! Perhaps spammers have a list of those who frequently report and remove that email form THEIR list.
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