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  1. Please tell me there is a workaround or some sort of fix for what must be a HUGE number of spamcop email users who found their accounts non-functional as of yesterday afternoon. I will confess that in all likelihood I failed to follow the one announcement that was sent to me on Aug. 9th, fifty three days before the shutdown. Over MANY years I used my account ("bernstein[at]cesmail.net") in a very large number of contexts that required that an email address be provided. I even leaned towards using my cesmail.net account more than others out of a belief that it would prove reliable over the long haul.
  2. 1. There is no "New tab." 1.a Perhaps the tab only appears on those customers' webpage who actually set up the forwarding in time? 2. Going the other route, using Preferences, appears to work i.e. I am sent a confirmation email at my new (i.e. "forwarded-to") address, but, apart from that, forwarding does not actually seem to happen. We received an announcement FIFTY THREE days ago about this change, but nothing since. That is simply atrocious customer relations. I am a seventy year old retired gentleman who has spent his summer going in and out of hospices and funeral homes as two close family members expired during those FIFTY THREE days. I did not have my wits about me, which, if there was any common sense at all at spamcop or cesmail or cisco or wherever, need not have been such a big problem!
  3. I checked and it was FIFTY THREE DAYS (8/9/2014) ago that the reigning wizards at spamcop, or cesmail, or Cisco, or whoever the hell these people are now, informed us that we would need to set up forwarding. I am sure I said to myself, "Oh there's plenty of time to take care of that, and NO DOUBT THEY'LL SEND OUT ANOTHER NOTICE AS THE TIME DRAWS NIGH!" They sent out no such additional notice. I can interpret that only as a supremely cynical tactic geared to dump as many users off the system as possible.
  4. I am able, with SC webmail, to decrypt PGP encrypted messages sent to me by my security-conscious friends, but when I go to respond in kind the reply contains the encrypted form of the received message, not its plain text decrypted version. This makes a smooth encrypted dialog impossible, since effective quoting of the received message is unavailable. Has anyone been able to surmount this difficulty? TIA,
  5. Bernie

    DJB & Spamcop

    I know I said I would drop this thing, but Lord knows there are times when I can't help myself! The SC FAQs have always been very good Jeff. That's not the problem. The problem is, as Swift observed, that in a world largely composed of fools, mediocrity has the advantage over genius. And by fools I do not mean you. You and I have dealt with a large number of SC problems and beta issues over the years -- and very successfully I might add -- but not on these forums, where I use 'bernie' as a pseudonym. And by 'genius,' I do not mean me. But I refuse to be hectored by some impertinent adolescent with a field marshall complex who doesn't understand how I could have the full raw source of an email in my possession after my MTA has flagged it 'blocked' using scbl! Part of the problem I suspect is that no one grasped the significance of the fact that it was Dan Bernstein's server that was so flagged, perhaps because your volunteers haven't yet figured out who Dan is. He is of course one of the best friends SpamCop has, certainly one of the most influential. Here's what I suggest would have been a more optimal response to my first inquiry at the beginning of this thread: --snip-- Dear Bernie, Whatever problems might have existed recently with that server don't seem to have persisted, since it is not currently listed by scbl. Yes, I agree with you that it certainly is surprising to see, of all people, DJB's list host show up on scbl. Anyway, welcome to the forum!!! Best regards, Joey Doughnut -- SC Forum Volunteer -snip- There now kids, was that so hard? (Actually, between two of you, and Jeff, you came pretty close to that, but notice that 'Read the FAQs! Not enough information! Too much information! You must be lying! were not needed in the above suggested reply...) HAND
  6. Bernie

    DJB & Spamcop

    I am going to let this whole thing drop. That I have copies "belies" only that you don't know what you're talking about. Is exim the only MTA that provides for a 'warn' condition in its dnsbl configuration? You little scamps, Wazoo and Pretzel or whatever his name is, are nothing more than irritating pedants. The idea is to be helpful, not parade the little you know under the banner of rtfm.
  7. Bernie

    DJB & Spamcop

    I have snipped most, I hope, of the identifying info out of this example mail (I have others too, with same hit from bl.spamcop.net): -=chomp=- Return-path: <dns-return-28355-************[at]list.cr.yp.to> Envelope-to: ************************* Delivery-date: Sat, 04 Mar 2006 15:58:12 -0500 Received: from stoneport.math.uic.edu ([]) by ****************** with smtp (Exim 3.36 #1 (Debian)) id 1FFdpM-0000WL-00 for ***********************; Sat, 04 Mar 2006 15:58:12 -0500 Received: (qmail 7647 invoked by uid 1004); 4 Mar 2006 20:58:40 -0000 Mailing-List: contact dns-help[at]list.cr.yp.to; run by ezmlm Delivered-To: mailing list dns[at]list.cr.yp.to Received: (qmail 5767 invoked from network); 4 Mar 2006 20:57:00 -0000 Received: from 66-6-203-2.waymark.net (HELO hermes.walkereng.com) ( by stoneport.math.uic.edu with SMTP; 4 Mar 2006 20:57:00 -0000 Received: (qmail 18968 invoked by uid 1000); 4 Mar 2006 20:56:02 -0000 Date: Sat, 4 Mar 2006 14:56:02 -0600 From: ***************************** To: dns[at]list.cr.yp.to Message-ID: <20060304205602.GA28693[at]hermes.walkereng.com> Mail-Followup-To: dns[at]list.cr.yp.to References: <2EA3C7B8-C5E2-46F4-905A-3533330591CE[at]mac.com> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Disposition: inline In-Reply-To: <2EA3C7B8-C5E2-46F4-905A-3533330591CE[at]mac.com> User-Agent: Mutt/1.5.11 X-RBL-Warning: (bl.spamcop.net) Blocked - see http://www.spamcop.net/bl.shtml? Subject: [X-RBL] Re: adding a cname record X-spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 3.0.3 (2005-04-27) on alison.legomenon.org X-spam-Level: X-spam-Status: No, score=0.1 required=5.0 tests=FORGED_RCVD_HELO autolearn=ham version=3.0.3 Status: RO X-UID: 1558 Content-Length: 983 X-Keywords: On Sat, Mar 04, 2006 at 02:21:49PM -0500, Gary Kahn wrote: > > I am trying to set up a cname record in tinydns and I am having some > problems. It seemed to me that the way to do it was to use the add- > alias scri_pt. I tried pointing a url like 'qt.mydomain.com' to > 'another.domain.net'. The error I got was: > > tinydns-edit: usage: tinydns-edit data data.new add [ns|childns|host| > alias|mx] domain a.b.c.d DJB uses "alias" to mean an additional A record, not a CNAME. If you want a CNAME, use a C line in the data file. >From http://cr.yp.to/djbdns/tinydns-data.html Cfqdn:p:ttl:timestamp:lo CNAME (``canonical name'') record for fqdn. tinydns-data creates a CNAME record for fqdn pointing to the domain name p. Don't use Cfqdn if there are any other records for fqdn. Don't use Cfqdn for common aliases; use +fqdn instead. Remember the wise words of Inigo Montoya: ``You keep using CNAME records. I do not think they mean what you think they mean.'' -=chomp=- Thoughts?
  8. Bernie

    DJB & Spamcop

    On a machine I use to read Dan Bernstein's dns list I finally got around to configuring exim to use bl.spamcop.net, and much to my surprise noticed that all the list traffic was blocked. The host in question is 'stoneport.math.uic.edu' -- Dan's list server -- which bears an eerie resemblance to 'ironport'! Is there bad blood between spamcop and DJB?
  9. (Moved here from news.spamcop.net per Jeff G.'s request) I have had no luck getting s/mime to work on the IMP webmail client. Yes, I am using an https connection. I upload the certs, but can never seem to get my passphrase accepted. This, when I have used the same cert and passphrase successfully on other MUA's. When considering your reply, please bear in mind that I know absolutely nothing about certs, s/mime, or much of anything else! Best regards,