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  1. I do have the 3rd party report option, that's why I have been contemplating copying my own ISP at that point. I just wasn't sure if that was a bad idea or not; or even, if it was a violation of some policy. I guess I may just give it a try. As long as it's not breaking a rule, what can it hurt?!
  2. This last 2 weeks has been spam hell for me. Literally at least 30 spams a day (and I'm just a guy with an email address, I'm not a business). I can barely keep up with sending in the reports before more come in. Obviously my cut-rate ISP has turned off their filter or something. And I'm not just talking about spam that tries to sell you something you don't want, I mean the type that wants you to click a link and enter a credit card. Anyway, I was thinking that when I send the spam reports to the spammer's ISPs (chinanet, ru, and other criminal providers who seemingly don't lift a finger to stop the activity), could I also copy my own ISP -- to give them a taste of exactly how badly they're doing in letting all this crap seep through to their customers? My thinking is that they might then bestir themselves to use the Spamcop list. But I wanted your opinion on whether this would be a huge no-no. I don't want to harm Spamcop in any way. So please let me know if this would be ok for me to do. Thanks.
  3. Still getting constant stuff from Limestone. Given that "abuse@limestonenetworks.com" is not valid, shouldn't there at least be some sort of "devnull" address to send the report to? (If I understand correctly, the devnull reports do get analyzed somewhere, right?) It seems pretty pointless that, several times an hour, I go through the ritual of clicking "send reports" on my Spamcop analyses, if it does nothing except make a clicking sound at my keyboard! Can any guru suggest an address where these reports can be sent, which actually GOES somewhere? I mean, even if usually we are ignored, it would be something if at least someone somewhere has to make the choice to ignore!
  4. Well, the Limestone guys have been driving me crazy for months now. Spams coming in constantly. Almost none of my spam is from anywhere else! All of them reference Cloudflare -- who also don't care. I sure wish I had the same luck as Wrong Planet, but mine haven't stopped. Any suggestions what else I can do other than keep reporting? It's taking almost all my time just to report and click all these pieces of garbage all day long. This is just a sample from this morning: http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6384857765z77acfcfd29fb37f2763a5864ffe9ec1bz http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6384857767zfe1c172bb82eb1b5b021a0651a3c95a8z http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6384857768z305c5d4c356986286c342a0a84c61460z http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6384857770za80fd5789d463458b911b00015a0cf66z http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6384857771z63bfe550fc9cd021e3aca286ca16d11az http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6384857774zdea075a4396e4e6fa76eb0f88857ed95z http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6384857775z347bbeed43947b6177b7a87cab6664d9z
  5. I note that Cloudflare has been a spam haven problem for years now. But just like Hank, I am very very tired of them. In the last 2 months almost all my spam (like, 20 a day) has come from Limestone Networks, and referenced stuff at Cloudflare. And weirdly, at least half of the clickbait subject lines are "Hitler's last words". Gee. Little did I know that they had Youtube back when Hitler died. And I sure don't know why anyone at all would be interested in what it go-pro'd on him. But apparently someobody thinks that this line will be the one that causes people to give away their identities to some internet criminal.
  6. Sometimes the spam comes in and the subject line contains my own email address. (eg, "Morg2, get rich quick"). If I click "send reports" from the spamcop report, the report of course shows the spam's subject line. And if that subject line has my name, everyone involved in the handling of this report will see it. I tried to simply highlight and delete, but that isn't available from the "send report" web page. Is there a way to process such spam without sharing my name?
  7. Well, they're older than 2 hours but not old enough to be archives! They are a couple weeks old. I want to delete some, because they contain the links to reports which I was referencing. Now that I've received answers to my questions, there isn't any further need to have them posted; and I don't like that anyone can still come along and view the links and get info from it. (Some names and some email addresses were not redacted on the reports). If I can't delete, I'd at least like the ability to edit so I can remove that stuff from being harvestable. I'm sure that this group, who are aware of the danger, must have written in the ability to do that? I just cannot find it. Help.
  8. I know this is an old discussion, but I could not find a way to delete or edit previous posts. I came to the link mentioned above by a few different routes, but all that remains there these days is the message below. So, where is the edit or delete button? "Sorry, there is a problem The page you requested does not exist Error code: 1S160/2"
  9. Hi, I just submitted some spam and got the report https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6325337362zc09890f66e8db77091562e43958c9db1z The "report spam to" lines are forged-ip@don.spamcop.net and fbl-spamcop@ext.godaddy.com I am a noob, but the appearance of spamcop's name in these seems suspicious to me. Is this some spammers attempt to avoid being reported? Should I go ahead and click "send reports" on this?
  10. Thanks Lking, I have indeed pointed the spam out to my friend, and sent him the link to Spamcop, too! (actually, his email address was not in the FROM -- it was a fake address that contained his name but wasn't any actual address of his. Same effect, though). So tell me: on my report, at the bottom where it showed "send report to" (and that spdnetwork stuff), could I / should I have manually added some sort of abuse@gmail address to send the report to, also? I do understand that the spamcop system might be programmed to generally ignore the easily forged stuff, but since this one appeared to actually be trying to get my reply sent to it, could I have helped by reporting him/her myself? Is that something you would do?
  11. I got a spam that was trying to look like it was from someone I know. The "From" line on the spam showed his name, but the "Reply To" was a gmail address that had nothing to do with him. If I click "reply", the autofill address in the "to" line is that gmail email. I reported the spam and Spamcop came back saying that the reports go to "abuse@spdnetwork.net" and "support@spdnetwork.net". (Not the first time I've encountered crap from spdnetwork.net, whoever they are). Tracking URL deleted I'm just wondering why Spamcop didn't suggest sending the report to gmail? If the abuser is using gmail to phish, shouldn't they be notified too, so they can use their resources to hunt the guy (or at least shut down his account)? Maybe I don't understand, but that's why I'm asking the smarter people here! Thanks.
  12. Usually yes but it seems that if the spam is really long (lots of redirects and gibberish) then "show original" only goes so far, then stops. I can't get the rest of it to show, therefore it won't be complete enough to forward. But thanks for all your helpful suggestions, I really appreciate it! Nobody jumped in with any alternative email providers I might try?
  13. Another problem with reporting this way is that, because I use POP, everything I send from gmail webmail gets forwarded back to my computer's inbox. So I get an incoming email on my desktop for each report I forward to Spamcop. Apparently there is no way to set gmail to NOT put your own sent items into your inbox (with POP). The volume involved is certainly going to make this untenable. I'm back to having to choose between convenience vs active fighting. Argh. I hate gmail and I've only used it one week!
  14. New problem, I tried to do the process with some just now and got a "no header" error from Spamcop. The "show original" on gmail didn't give the entire message, it gave about a page and ended with "part 002", but there was no part 2. I'm thinking gmail just isn't any good for reporting spam. Can anyone suggest other webmail sites that work better but still offer spam folders?
  15. OK, thanks again kris! Very very helpful! I was able to submit some spam using that method. Regarding the general advice to use gmail: I am unhappy to learn that there is no way to select several spams at once and just click 'forward'. SInce I'm getting about 75 spams per day, the above method will likely be impossible for me to keep up. Hence I am apparantly forced to choose between: my own convenience (using gmail and having a spam filter which I will simply empty) vs, actively fighting the spam and moving these scum towards a blocklist (using my original email, where I can report say 20 at a time in webmail without wasting my time opening each one). Tough call. But thanks for all the advice, either way. I love Spamcop!
  16. Thanks kris for that helpful detailed answer. But other than your desire to redact your own email addy, is it necessary to go through the "save" step? I really really really, REALLY don't want to be opening a 'vitara' ad in webmail only to save the disease on my computer. Is that the only way to do this?
  17. After I asked a couple other questions here, in which a few members urged me to open a gmail account to reduce spam, I've just given in and done so as an experiment. Of course I still get spam but now it is relegated to a spam folder, which is pretty nice. BUT!!! It seems that by doing this I have eliminated my ability to forward the spam to Spamcop? With my other email ISP, it was fairly easy: I signed in to my webmail, selected the spam, and clicked "forward" to my Spamcop reporting address. With gmail, I sign in to webmail, select the spam, but there doesn't seem to be a "forward" button? I see menus for selecting the emails, for deleting or for taking it out of spam, for moving to other folders, for labelling, for marking as read etc; but no forward? Is anyone an "old pro" at gmail and can tell me if there's a way to report the spam from there?
  18. My cheap cut-rate ISP offers no spam filtering; they only allow me to set a spam score, above which they will prevent any emails from reaching me. Ever. There is no spam folder to go back and check. Yeah, I know. (But the money I save using them, I happily send to support Spamcop!) But anyway: apparently a "normal" spam score to draw the line at is 15. I have tried turning mine down as far as 5 but I still get spam, and meanwhile a lot of my real email vanishes forever. I noticed a lot of spam appears to have really low scores -- like the one below, if I am reading correctly, came out with 1.58??? Obviously if I set my "score" that low I wouldn't get any emails at all. But these fake "invoices" or "receipts" or "tracking numbers" seem to be the latest thing in spam, so surely something in this garbage should have scored a few points? Is there a problem with the scoring system? Can I do anything more? https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6224841424ze3c7d0bdda3a6f5b754ffdaa7eeaf43az
  19. Here's just a couple from today: https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6223183725z1e2ac85494511deb7e0ce4ece0d8d9dfz http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6223183722z1a0b20bb836888fd81e646a38cc2d12ez Mean anything to you guys?
  20. Lately almost half the spam I've gotten has been traced back to "mit.edu", which according to the Spamcop reports, has asked indefinitely to not receive any reports. I can see some spammer-haven ISP not wishing to be bothered dealing with their scum tenants, but a respectable university? How does it make sense that they wouldn't want to root out the abusers and punish them for messing with the name? Just curious if anyone can explain the philosophy of that. Here's the lines from a recent report:
  21. In the last few days this problem has recurred for me. Several times I have submitted emails containing several spams, and I never get the "received" letter, and can't find them in a "waiting" list. Back those months ago when this thread first appeared, the issue ceased shortly after this discussion. So I thought it might be worth resurrecting this thread and hoping that somebody at Spamcop knows what happened and can repeat the fix. I've got about 50 spams today I would really love to report!
  22. Thanks petzl, I am going to try your suggestions. I never thought that an average person like me with no business connections, just a personal email, would ever have to contend with this volume of spam. I'm not an online shopaholic, I don't visit dirty websites -- I just write my friends, and read Wikipedia!! I'm starting to wonder if I have an enemy who could somehow maliciously put my address on a spammer list somewhere, if that is even possible. Anyway thanks SC members, for your patience in explaining to me. Lking, any rough idea how many reports SC needs to get before this happens? I personally must have sent in at least 200 reports on Santrex, eg, over the last few weeks. Just curious what the point is, at which "maybe" becomes "is"!
  23. These Santrex guys are at it again. Here is just a small sample of the devnull reports I sent in this morning which came from them. Does it really help if I click "send report" when all the reports are devnull anyhow? I still am not sure what happens then. Thanks. http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6187398016z3e380241f91ce048d56cb996b3006f15z http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6187398017z8e9acd9871d8a34115b199a98a9b3486z http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6187398018zae3783451ee2c301e18d699d0a337966z http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6187398019ze980f628a9eab38042f510bf726afeb2z http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6187398020zc592045c9a0441b0866ee02ba14959ffz http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6187398021z3c6685e6efb9eba8186ea85f98932443z http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6187398022zf7fc0c7be33a163ae4f42855086bc7ddz http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6187398023z216452eb13a81d79e6b4b6ba5ee14c7dz http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6187398024zf7777fb83866099fb0fe2cc1947dda4bz http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6187398025z849179be4dbdb6ebcf47e7aed69c72e6z http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6187398026z73473448c222cfef9bb1e8a9cec0bffez http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6187398027z590b79f7a9e1f99f28d14fe3bb50b55fz http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6187398028z96d951fe976c9bc5222aafcba9517b52z http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6187398029z14d414eab4e4671289cfe9baeb83bb5bz http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6187398030zcf84eef6a41927b8c3a921de7ab97b8ez
  24. Interesting! But, mostly there doesn't even seem to be anything for sale to choose to buy. What is the value in just having people click links to nothing? If ultimately there were actually some junky item to trick people into overpaying for, it would make some kind of sense. But racking up a 'high click count' alone doesn't pay their bills; or if it does, how?
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