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  1. The message was titled From: "Logistica" <plkoijhu[at]gmail.com> Subject: Conoce los efectos del CETU en caso de aprobarse? It was this morning sometime and would have been report as message # 4157? if reported. I suppose I might have selected DELETE by mistake, but I had a pretty clear mental image that I didn't. No harm done, but I was curious.
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    Please call 206 309 0336

    Thanks. Maybe I'll try that when I get up a little more steam.
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    Please call 206 309 0336

    I've been wondering how they set these up. Occurs to me that for $60 Skype will give you a phone number and mailbox anywhere from anywhere. If that was the method used, or if one could figure out how the phone number was assigned, it would be easy to make it pretty uneconomical for the phone contact method to work by shutting it off pretty fast.
  4. I forward mail from my main email address to spamcop which filters and forwards to my non (less) public address. However it does not seem that my spamcop email address is filtered. I had assumed it would be by default, but now I get a smaller number of obvious spam, obviously not passed to my held mail. Do I need to add my spamcop email to my email list before it also is filtered?
  5. Actually, now that you made me think a bit more I did some more checking on some held mail. I don't usually read that stuff. Just report and trash, but I hardly ever get any through addressed to my regular email which I use a lot, but I get more through (not held) to my spamcop address, which I seldom use. I looked closer at some of the latest held spam and do see that much of it IS addressed to my spamcop address as well. So I guess the spammers with my spamcop address are either smarter (as in sending spam to a spamcop address) or newer and not on the main blacklists; or something. Anyway, it seems I was asking the wrong question. When I think of the right one I'll be back. Thanks
  6. Sorry if I'm not clear. I DO want spamcop to filter my spamcop email address for spam. I don't think it does. 99.9% of spam sent to my normal address is caught and held, but spam addressed to me at spamcop gets through regularly. Not much, and usually the same junk, but obviously recognizable as spam. So why is it not caught?
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    My Domain is being spoofed

    I'm out of my league on the technicals here, but I'm puzzled by the above comment on a couple of levels. I have used spamcop filtering for several years and it is mainly the spam assassin list that catches 99+% of spam sent to my main oldest address (and my spamcop.net address is very popular). Perhaps 50-100 per day, which only takes a few seconds to visually scan and make sure there isn't a legitimate message, and I don't recall the last time there was a legitimate message in the held mail after I revised my blocking list. I have a couple of other addresses not filtered that get a couple of hot stock tips per day, but not more. The point is that spam filters DO work very well. People who don't want spam don't get spam. Obviously they are an irritant and we want to cut their hands off, but really they are not a problem when you get down to it if you don't want them to be, are they? Bad drivers are a bigger irritant, and danger. The traffic spammers generate appears to be desired by the carriers, so it's not a problem to them. I guess we all pay for it indirectly to the tune of what, a buck or two per month on an ideal subscription price? It's a good education incentive for ISPs who don't want the clutter. They can prevent most of it if they really cared. It's a good evolutionary tool in the long run in that those who buy drugs, Nigerian scam victims, Paypal security verifications and so on will ultimately be removed from the human gene pool quicker than if they were allowed to hold onto their money and health longer, and without them, what would the spammers do? How many other criminal enterprises are there that almost exclusively prey on the stupid and foolish? Until anonymity is removed from email there will be spam. That's life. Just spouting off. :angry:
  8. I have two held mail spam items that won't report or delete. If I try to report them I get back a message "cannot change #####" and the spam shows up on the list again except the item number has incremented. Same thing if I try to delete them. New spam shows up below these two items and is processed and removed from the list as normal. ?????
  9. Thanks for the replies. I haven't checked here for a few days. The messages are now gone, but I didn't do anything. The last time I reported my held mail list they were still there. Then the next time they were THREE (one new one), and I thought, uhoh. Then the next report they disappeared. I thought spamcop may have looked at it and cleared the list, but maybe the spammers have figured out how to delay reporting until the messages have expired !!! just kidding.
  10. Thanks. I found the contact area and have sent a question. Since I can't even forward the messages to myself, I have nothing but the entries in the held mail list to go by and can't add any other diagnostic information.
  11. No, I'm checking the boxes and selecting DELETE (or reporting - makes no difference). I have no "unreported spam" option in this case. Perhaps someone from spamcop will read this. I have come up empty trying to find a bug report option.
  12. One of my email addresses gets several ads from "Intelliwerks" daily. The ads are for services and products that sound legitimate, and may be, but the sender has no email contact information, no phone, just a PO box in Washington and, most importantly, ignores all requests to REMOVE. Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 10:51:43 -0600 From: MerchantAccounts <MerchantAccounts[at]intwmailwwlm.com> Subject: Accept electronic payments. Open a merchant account. To: Errors-to: errors[at]intwmailwwlm.com Reply-to: return215390429[at]intwmailwwlm.com snip You received this message because you are subscribed to Intelliwerks. To remove yourself from this service and stop receiving email messages from Intelliwerks, go to http://www.intwmailwwlm.com/us or go <a href="http://www.intwmailwwlm.com/us">here</a>. To read our privacy policy, go to http://www.intwmailwwlm.com/pp or go <a href="http://www.intwmailwwlm.com/pp">here</a>. Please mail comments about this message to Intelliwerks, 244 Madison Avenue #266, New York, NY 10016. I think it's a spammer pretending to be legit, while selling legit ad space to legit, if somewhat borderline, businesses. I've reported them to UCE.GOV and via spamcop many times, but to no avail. Spamcop traces the sender to pccwglobal.com. Chinese of course, but it's always the same and they obviously have no fear of being identified. How about copying everyone in Washington who voted for Can-spam? Can anyone dig deeper and figure out who this really is?
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    Reports disabled

    Sometimes spam reports say that an ISP refuses to accept spamcop reports, sometimes munged reports, but sometimes it simply says "reports disabled for ......" Does that mean that that ISP has told spamcop not to send reports on the basis, perhaps, of a legal threat? Since the user (reporter) option still exists to fill in another report address, what happens if I fill in the abuse[at]... which spamcop doesn't want to send to?
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    Reports disabled

    OK. I wasn't aware that I could look up a specific reason for the disabled aspect. I'll look into it, but if it's not an idiot proof process, please advise.
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    user damaging spammer provider

    Just one note of some interest. I once made a mistake and reported a spam wrongly. Basically a copy of a spam that identified my PC as the source. I use Road Runner (rr.com). I received a message from them saying that my PC was possibly infected and sending spam. After checking everything and finding nothing, I suspected what had happened and asked them to copy me on the spam, which which they did, confirming what had happened. The point is, while I don't normally receive much spam tracing to rr.com, the one time I did report, wrongly, such spam they did followup, which I know because I was the source and the reporter at the same time. Perhaps though, they do no more than send out such notices. I could repeat the process and see how many reports it would take to get taken off their service, but I don't think I will.
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    no body text in spam, can't report

    OK. Thanks. Everyone has their organizational quirks I think.
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    no body text in spam, can't report

    If these were totally different emails with different email providers I would agree, but in fact they are one and the same and the only difference in headers is the actual email address before [at], which are all sub accounts of the main one and the provider will recognize them as such. As these are not server PCs as I see it they end up in a box at the provider, not sent to my PC(s) at different addresses. I just pick them up from those boxes (please excuse the simple terminology). As to the different PC, I could access all email from one PC, but this just happens to be how this particular setup is organized. Certain email is filed on a particular PC as opposed to different folders on the same one. Thanks, I will look into that further.
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    no body text in spam, can't report

    Well, I have one main account which happens to be my oldest that gets a lot of spam but I don't want to change it. That mail is forwarded to my main "receive" account after spamcop filtering. However I still get a small amount of spam and some legitimate mail directly to my "receive" account and I also have another email on another PC for different purposes. I get some spam on that PC but not enough to have bothered to set up a filter so I have forwarded to my main account to report later. It all comes to me, so I did not think there could be anything wrong with that and the original to: information is not altered so nothing is being hidden and I hate to just delete spam when I could report it. If there is something wrong with that please let me know, but at this time I don't see why. A related question would be if one spamcop account can be used to filter more than one email address, at least on the same ISP domain but send the reports to only one email address. My multiple email addresses (most ISPs allow 5 or so) would be too cumbersome to all set up with separate accounts and filters and the volume is too small to justify it. And while we are on the subject, if one travels and uses web mail to view email, and spam has gotten through the filter, is there any way to report that? The source is not available via web mail, I think, and by the time one gets home it is too late to report. As to the original question about why some source code formating is changed when the text is forwarded, I have discovered that if the send message format is set to Rich Text, then it is sent with original format, if not it may change, or not.
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    no body text in spam, can't report

    I sometimes copy the source for rare spam received on another PC and email it to my main reporting email, when I will select all of the text in that email and report it (without again getting the headers, which would now point to my other PC). However sometimes that text has become garbled in the copy and spaces and line returns have disappeared, giving the above message as well as a few others by spamcop. EG "No blank line delineating headers from body - abort" It is not practical to find where to insert a blank line, and often the websites referenced are also garbled by being buried in other text. What I can't figure out is why "sometimes" a simple select-all/copy/paste should cause a format change, and why that wouldn't always happen.
  20. I have a question; two actually. I receive regular spam from tpnet.pl, which are reported by spamcop to abuse[at]tpnet.pl, and spamhaus lists them as high on the list of perverts, but when attempting to find tpnet.pl, it doesn't seem to be a valid domain. Can one have a email as above, without having a valid domain name? Also, referencing the spamhaus list, Verizon is at the top of the list. However I receive a lot of spam, 99% filtered via spamcop, and I report it all (37,000+ so far), and I look at some of the reports, but in my reporting Verizon is almost never seen. How can they be among the worst offenders (the worst) and yet I don't see them in my reports? PS, I have mentioned this before, but checking "enable notification of email replies" doesn't seem to work for me. I have to log in and check replies, so if I miss one, sorry.
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    Can't find a reported spammer IP

    OK. Thank you all. Learned a little bit more (whether or not I understood it all). So as not to end topic, I'd like to ask another question of the experts. Is there any plan in effect to deal with spam realistically (as opposed to CanSpam silliness - I was joking above about calling my congressman)? I seem to recall Bill Gates making heavy promises a couple of years ago.
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    Can't find a reported spammer IP

    MY you are good...and fast too, if a bit testy Starting at the bottom I see for the first time that the email notification says, "There may be more replies to this topic, but only 1 email is sent per board visit for each subscribed topic. This is to limit the amount of mail that is sent to your inbox." I suppose I haven't read the blurb in the past. This makes sense in a fast moving political thread, but in this forum with a handful of comments for most issues, it may make for missed relies. Regarding the real questions, I seem to have assumed that a domain name like tpnet.pl would actually have a web site somewhere. So does this mean that they are set up just to send email, presumably just spam? As to Verizon, I have noticed certain categories of spam coming to a few email addresses I have, but one of the main ones is my spamcop address. I just think it strange that one of the worst offenders is not on my sh*t list. So, is there no cost to Verizon for being on the Spamhaus favorites list? I use Verizon for phone service. Should I call my congressman? Should I tell them to reduce my rates or I will report them?
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    Has anyone come across INTELLIWERKS

    Thanks. I found most of that, but maybe after snail mail to their Washington address and their last 20 emails to uce.gov, and leaving a pointed voice mail message at their LA address (as in whois) and copying jkim[at]pccwglobal on all of them, and advising some of their advertisers of the issue, someone may have gotten the message. No more the last two days. Watch this space. Now to tell my Congressman what a farce Canspam was.
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    "The Ultimate Spamtrap"

    Thanks. I understand the cynical explanation, which seems to be that until it is actually a real problem (now it's just an annoyance?) nobody will act. However I question the issue of excessive cost. Applying a solid filter and returning spam is automatic. If a few people are sometimes wrongly identified, that can hardly be as big an overhead to deal with as the one we have now, affecting everyone. So, do we need legislation again, to force ISPs and carriers to act responsibly?
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    "The Ultimate Spamtrap"

    In this vein, I would like to ask why the simplest anti spam actions cannot be taken. I assume there is a good reason, since it doesn't seem to be done, but I don't know why. On the basis that some of the largest telecoms and ISPs, at least in the USA and Europe, are in principle anti spam, and on the assumption that all email has to pass through servers and routers controlled by them, why can they not filter spam in the same way every recipient can do and return or stop it instead of sending on? I use spam assassin filter via spamcop, as well as a few personal blacklists, but I don't recall spamassassin being wrong once. It sometimes misses new spam, but never has it flagged a legitimate email. Why can this not be done?
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