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  1. One additional observation that I've noticed is that spammers are inflating their HTML content with a lot of white space padding. It would be nice if, after parsing the headers, the spamcop engine would reduce the padding with a regex replacement expression like s/[ \t][ \t]*/ /g That would get rid of all the extra garbage which isn't useful anyway and will probably allow a lot less truncation of email. Just a thought.
  2. My pop servers list don't show any errors. I only have one server in there. If spamcop is a Unix variant, then it's like the cronjob that runs the pop server poll isn't running.
  3. Getting back to the original topic.........mail isn't coming through again. The last email I received was at 8am on May 9th. I looked at my pop servers and they aren't reporting any errors.
  4. Same Here. Spamcop hasn't picked up my email from my pop3 server since 8am on the 9th.
  5. IMAP on imap.spamcop.net is not giving any errors, so I think that part of the server is still working. I setup my spamcop account to pull mail from my ISP and I've noticed that spamcop isn't pulling any mail off my ISP. So that part of spamcop must be down. Also the horde errors imply the webmail part is down. I wonder what happened? Hopefully someone will come along and post something to the forum about the status. I've looked around for a status posting, but haven't found anything yet.
  6. I've been getting the same message since before 1:30PM EST.
  7. Yahoo is still dead for me too. I come here once in a while to see if there has been any activity in popgate2, but I think I have to agree with DT's comment in his last post in another thread here. I don't think Yahoo free email accounts are ever going to work with any version of popgate. If someone needs to pop from yahoo the only way that is going to work reliably is to pay yahoo for pop access. I rarely have a problem with pop'ing my email off any other email servers. The only one that doesn't work is using the popgates to get email from my free yahoo account. I just decided that I didn't want to pay yahoo any money so I just don't use my free yahoo email account anymore. I hardly ever use yahoo anymore. I seem to have gone "with the crowd" over to Google and Gmail. It's too bad about Yahoo, that account would be a great spam catcher, since the only email I ever get there is spam.
  8. Yes indeed that is so true. I am thankful that the growth that I've seen has all been in the "Held Mail" folder. It would be such a pain to have all that spam in my Inbox. Spamcop does a fine job of filtering spam out of my Inbox.
  9. I'm really getting a lot more spam now than I was before the big drop. I guess the spammers have found new ways to get their spam through and they're making up for lost time.
  10. My email is not getting pop'ed off my email account on Xnet. Everything was working fine until I noticed messages on my xnet account. It seems like they've been out there for several hours and my pop server list under spamcop's webmail options is not reporting any errors..........uh, wait a second..... Well, email just refreshed and it pulled everything off. So, I guess it's working now. Never mind. ;-) BTW. I haven't been able to get popgate to work for me. My yahoo mail never seems to make it to spamcop. Any ideas on if you need the old yahoo mail or the new yahoo mail or anything like that?
  11. It still doesn't work for me. I'm using Yahoo Classic mail and the pop server status on the spamcop side says there are no errors, but it never seems to get any email. I'm going to try to delete some of the email and see if I can get it going again.
  12. I had the same problem, but I kind of gave up. I deleted my yahoo accounts when spamcop had problems getting email from my real mail accounts (the ones with working pop servers). After that was fixed, I never added the yahoo stuff back in. It didn't sound like the popgate2 was really supported, but a "sort of" experimental feature. If it's really going to be supported, I'll add it back into my pop list. I don't know how the popgate stuff works, but since my yahoo account is a free account, with popgate I'm pretty much getting a pop service without paying yahoo for that service, so if it doesn't work, I find it hard to complain too much about it not working.
  13. I got one too. I've seen several spamcop news items warning about these type of email messages asking for your spamcop login and password, but this is the first one that I've actually seen land in my Inbox. Here's the Tracking URL. I got this today, so the ISP must be having trouble blocking these messages or they are just saying that they will have it fixed by "yesterday".
  14. The number of spam messages that I've received has dropped dramatically. I've been wondering why. Here are some of the links that I found. CAUSE: News blog that references Brian Kreb’s article on security fixes. Brian Krib: Brian Krebs on Computer Security blog on the disconnection of McColo and the resulting two thirds drop in spam messages. Now the big question is: How long will it last?
  15. Well, it was an interesting idea. I figured I could report all the spam on my yahoo account too, which I had stopped using because of spam and not being able to pop or imap from it. So, I don't really use my yahoo account anymore. My yahoo account is basically an email black hole. I just ended up deleting the yahoo popgate2 entries from my spamcop POP3 configuration. (as a side note, I've noticed that my other POP3 is getting the same "Cannot contact server" error. I hope this isn't a system wide problem.
  16. I think I'm having a similar problem. The POP3 host entry that spamcop uses to retrieve my email is reporting "Cannot contact server". I had been noticing that email wasn't getting transferred over this morning and it reported that there were 8 errors contacting the host. I was having this problem with the popgate2 entries, but I deleted those. After I deleted the popgate2 hosts everything was fine for a while, but now I'm having the problem with my main POP3 host. I erased and replaced the last character of the password and pressed the modify button to reset the POP3 entry, so it should work for a while.
  17. I'm having problems again with Yahoo popgate2 mail. The message that I get is "Cannot contact server". Anyone else having this problem? My configuration is: POP Server: popgate2.cesmail.net Username: user[at]yahoo.com Password: MyPassword ------- Added with edit: I fixed the "Cannot contact server" error above.
  18. Thanks Steve. No Problem. Well, hmmm, if the spam parser is happy with it, why doesn't the Return Mailhost Configuration Parser like it? I would think that the two parsers would share some of the same code because they both have to figure out which headers are legit. Hmmm.. It's a black box to me. I looked at my Mailhosts and noticed that I do have a Yahoo entry. I wonder if I have to send each one of these account configuration emails back. Maybe the one that got through configured all the Yahoo MX servers.
  19. Hi David, Thanks for the reply. I saw the popgate2 message and I re-entered my pop information for Yahoo and got that part working. Now my Yahoo email is getting pop'ed to my spamcop account. Thanks! Now that the message is coming to Spamcop, I can send the message raw data to the mailhost return form, but I am still getting the error message that says it can't find the headers. I also tried sending the received email as an attachment and that returned an error, but I think that was because the email that I sent was signed (oops). There seems to be something that the MHreturn parser doesn't like, but I can't figure out what it is. The headers look pretty standard. There is some extra junk that Yahoo puts in, but I think it seems to follow the RFC header format. I could try posting here, but I would have to edit the headers to remove the sensitive spamcop MH information and I don't know how much good that would do, but I could try. Header looks like this. Oh, here's the whole thing: Return-Path: <service[at]admin.spamcop.net> Delivered-To: spamcop-net-ME[at]spamcop.net Received: (qmail 8665 invoked from network); 6 Aug 2008 07:15:10 -0000 X-spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 3.2.4 (2008-01-01) on blade4 X-spam-Level: X-spam-Status: hits=0.0 tests=none version=3.2.4 Received: from unknown ( by blade4.cesmail.net with QMQP; 6 Aug 2008 07:15:10 -0000 Received: from mx53.cesmail.net ( by mx70.cesmail.net with SMTP; 6 Aug 2008 07:15:10 -0000 Authentication-Results: mta547.mail.mud.yahoo.com from=cmds.spamcop.net; domainkeys=neutral (no sig) Received: from popgate2.cesmail.net [] by mx53.cesmail.net with POP3 (fetchmail-6.2.1) for ME[at]spamcop.net (single-drop); Wed, 06 Aug 2008 03:15:10 -0400 (EDT) Received: from (HELO sc-app1.spamcop.net) ( by mta547.mail.mud.yahoo.com with SMTP; Tue, 05 Aug 2008 23:02:21 -0700 Received: from [] by spamcop.net with HTTP; Wed, 06 Aug 2008 06:02:20 GMT From: SpamCop robot <mhconf.MYKEY[at]cmds.spamcop.net> To: ME_AT_YAHOO[at]yahoo.com Subject: [SpamCop] account configuration email Precedence: list Message-ID: <THEMSGID[at]msgid.spamcop.net> Date: Wed, 06 Aug 2008 06:02:20 GMT Content-Length: 1303 MIME-Version: 1.0 (produced by FreePOPS/MIMER) Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable X-SpamCop-Checked: Hello SpamCop user, This email contains special codes and tracking information to help SpamCop figure out your specific email configuration. Do not post this email in public. It contains confidential information related to the security of your SpamCop account. Please return this complete email, preserving full headers and the special tracking codes below. Visit this address: [url="http://www.spamcop.net/mcgi?action=3Dmhreturn"]http://www.spamcop.net/mcgi?action=3Dmhreturn[/url] Alternately, you may submit via email. Forward the message as an attachment to this address. Or create a new message and paste this email into it. Either way, send it to to: mhconf.MYKEY[at]cmds.spamcop.net Some email software may only support one or the other of these submission methods. For information on your email software and to learn how to get full headers see this FAQ: [url="http://www.spamcop.net/fom-serve/cache/19.html"]http://www.spamcop.net/fom-serve/cache/19.html[/url] Special codes follow: ################################################################ X-SpamCop-Mx: a.mx.mail.yahoo.com. X-SpamCop-Mx-Ip: X-SpamCop-Mh-Name: Yahoo X-SpamCop-Recip: ME[at]yahoo.com X-SpamCop-Unixtime: 32 BIT LONG VALUE X-SpamCop-Conf: MYKEY X-SpamCop-Randomness: THAT BIG RANDOM NUMBER X-SpamCop-Hash: THAT BIGGER HASH NUMBER ################################################################ Does anyone see any weirdness in those headers? I saw a post that said to send some email to the deputies, so I sent them some email with the full information. I just can't see what's wrong and without more information from the MHreturn failure, I don't know what to look for. I'm going to post this and then go look to see how to change that quote to a scrollable block of text.
  20. I tried popgate2, but it says "Cannot Contact Server". Are we supposed to select "Use SSL"? I had that selected. I unchecked "Use SSL" and I'm trying it again. So if I read all the forum posts right I have: POP Server: popgate2.cesmail.net User Name: user[at]yahoo.com Password: [Your password here] I have unchecked both "Leave on Server" and "Use SSL" options.
  21. I was trying to submit my yahoo mail account to mailhosts and I've been having problems sending the headers to the mailhost return form. I'm getting the same type of error: There are no quotes in the headers or the body text. I switched to Yahoo Classic mail mode, and was able to forward one of the emails as an attachment, but now when I forward an email, I can't seem to get yahoo to forward as an attachment and it quotes the entire email with "> " symbols. It's a yahoo free mail account, so Yahoo may have removed a lot of the mail option preferences because I thought for sure that there used to be a mail option that could be selected to forwarding as an attachment. Maybe it's all for nothing because I can't seem to get spamcop to be able to pop my email over using the popgate, but I see a pinned article that says it's not currently working, so I'll have to wait for that problem to get fixed. The Yahoo Mail FAQ instructions may need to be updated because these options are talked about in what I see as the "current Yahoo mail preferences". It talks about turning on full headers, but this option doesn't seem to be available to my free mail account. I'm not sure if it's available on the "Paid" accounts. I was able to see the full headers by switching to the new yahoo mail and then there was an option to view full headers. I saw a post that said to email the deputies, so if I can find the email that I drafted, I'll probably ask them, but I just wondered if any other free yahoo users have encountered this?
  22. I guess it took a while for them to figure me out. Maybe I was too stealthy for them.
  23. Geez, those spammers are really rude. First they sent me tons of email that says that I look stupid and they try to get me to click on a link that says it's an executable file. Now they're sending me email that says I'm a moron and they still want me to still click on a link that's an executible file. I guess they'll try anything to get a rise out of me. Ugg!
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