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  1. If these are replies to your reports, I see in my spamcop account preferences I have "Forward only replies from sentient people" under report handling selected. I don't get very many replies from the reports that I send. So far, I have no replies for anything I have sent to abuse@microsoft.com.
  2. Apparently, they don't have a contact directly, but they do have who added you to the list with a contact in the database file. Per http://drbl.gremlin.ru/en.html, it appears, you need to download the .tar.gz file and it has a contact person inside it. Currently at that FAQ page, the link is under the software section at "'Download drbl.tar.gz". Delisting requests are accepted only from network administrators according to the whois information. If you aren't the network administrator, don't try to "jump over a head": the effect will be null or even negative. Because of too many issues with blacklists, I have moved to a scoring system instead of straight up blocking. Meaning an IP would have to show up on more than one blacklist before I block the email.
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    Simple Instructions

    I see something on mine. Some have mentioned problems with chrome and other with firefox. It would be nice if the links were corrected, but I think they were broken some time back in one of the "upgrades".
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    Eonix.net helping spammers?

    Yeah, the domain expired on 1/14. Spammers like these domains since the registrars don't have a temporary SPF or DMARC record. Effectively it gives the spammers free reign of the domain. If it is only an IP or two and you have the ability to block them, I would suggest you put a block on there for a few days. One thing you can also do is to use a BGP looking glass and head to the upstream provider with your abuse logs. The bigger ISPs are usually good at fixing the problem with the smaller customer ISPs.
  5. The cause of listing section says that spam is being received by spamtraps and users coming from Causes of listing System has sent mail to SpamCop spam traps in the past week (spam traps are secret, no reports or evidence are provided by SpamCop) SpamCop users have reported system as a source of spam less than 10 times in the past week I have seen where a virus, malware, spyware, or router can be remotely controlled and then the hacker uses the device to send spam. If that is an open MTA, then anyone can connect and use it it to send spam. I see the time is changing between 23 and 22 hours, so it would appear that the spam action is still going on. According to the neighborhood section of https://www.spamcop.net/w3m?action=blcheck&ip=, I do not see listed. It would appear to be almost all is from Securing that IP, and/or the router in front of it should help eliminate the spam that appears to be coming from it.
  6. I should also note, that this might be a good idea to have all devices (such as camera or refrigerators) that share that same IP to be checked for sending spam. Hackers love abusing other people's computers so their IPs get listed instead of their own. Once all the devices are secured, the IP will be automatically removed from the list.
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    Reporting spam has no effect

    In my past, I would just block the whole range if I were to get a reply like that. Now I just use SpamAssassin and mark the range as more likely spam. With enough of their customer's emails being blocked, they will the give up and find another provider.
  8. The IP does appear to be listed. https://www.spamcop.net/w3m?action=blcheck&ip= listed in bl.spamcop.net ( If there are no reports of ongoing objectionable email from this system it will be delisted automatically in approximately 22 hours. It appears that enough reports were files to get listed. Since I am just a user, I am not able to look up much more. I would suggest that you have your employee scan their computer for viruses and have them make sure they do not have malware or spyware.
  9. There could be some old cache pointing to old information. You might want to try doing a "refresh/show" on the report to see if the address gets fixed. If this does not help and if the deputies do not respond, I would suggest contacting the admins at deputies[at]admin[dot]spamcop[dot]net.
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    URL host links limit

    I have noticed that sometimes spammers use too many URLs in their spam. Would it be possible to group links by hostname and processs them by that? When the report is sent, they combine there. Moving it to the hostname means if all the links share the same hostname, they can still be reported. This would also save on DNS look ups if the links are below the limit. https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6698896959z37653b35adb76c14bc27cd5541f78a03z
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    URL host links limit

    Here is another tracking URL that demonstrates what I mean by combining. In this example, we can see that it looks up two different hostnames. It would be nice if these could be grouped by server name so that it would only have to do two look ups instead of four. https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6698611793zb63e53a6ab1d3867166620a089eae7a8z
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    Nothing to do is back

    Or if you have already submitted, you can click on past reports, click on the link by the IP, then Parse, and you should have the tracking URL.
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    forwarded spam being returned

    I don't currently have a problem submitting my forwarded spam all week. Last time I had a problem with the forwarding, I was able to check out the reply and the headers to find it was my ISP that was blocking the forwarding.
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    Google Network a Frequent Source of spam

    I am not sure why, but for some reason, spammers do not send spam to my yahoo account any more. I probably get two spams a year there and I don't know why so little. I wonder if the difference between my experience with google is that with hotmail, my average reporting time is around 8 hours, but with gmail reporting through spamcop, my average reporting time is about 30 minutes. I might need to speed up my hotmail reporting to see if that makes a difference.
  15. I remember when I used to submit tons of reports to the postmaster address. Kind of interesting that if someone lets the spamming go on, they get spammed, no matter what their address is. I find it easier to have my address and postmaster sharing the same box and then I can filter on the "To:".
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    Google Network a Frequent Source of spam

    I see the same thing coming to my hotmail. As near as I can tell, the spammers are spinning up and down cloud instances as fast as they can to prevent getting caught. Either they reached a point where they gave up on my gmail, or else google sometimes deals with it. With my hotmail seems to be a day or two in between the spam like this.
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    Spammer Bcc'ing replies to himself?

    If you mouse over the "posted [date] at [time]", it should show the year with the time in GMT or UTC format. I have had this happen a year or two ago where someone signed up with an impersonator acount on facebook and started trying to friend everyone. Somehow the scammer/spammer must have got a list of contacts and is attempting each one until they find someone that will reply. If it stays quiet enough, they will eventually give up. If you click the report links, they should come up with the tracking URLs. You might have to click a "parse" link at the top to find it.
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    Ancient routing information.

    Sure is old information. If you don't see this updated soon, I would suggest you can also try contacting deputies[at]admin.spamcop.net. abuse net endurance.com = abuse@websitewelcome.com, eig-abuse@endurance.com Using best contacts eig-abuse@endurance.com abuse@websitewelcome.com
  19. Interesting they list the two addresses. I have seen it where companies want different abuse addresses to track where it comes in from. Would be nice if companies would keep their contact information up to date in whois. I also noticed it is prefering the /23 over the /16. Using smaller IP block (/ 9 vs. / 16 ) Removing 1 larger (> / 9 ) route(s) from cache
  20. interesting combination of manual entry and refuse to bother.
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    sendmail woes

    ping looks for an A record. Email servers look for a MX record.
  22. I noticed the reporting address seems to have changed for in the SpamCop whois mirror after it was manually updated. Looks like it should be abuse@hostopia.com.au instead of abuse#web24.com.au@devnull.spamcop.net. See below. https://www.spamcop.net/sc?action=rcache;ip= $ whois [spamcop mirror] inetnum: - netname: HOSTOPIA-AU descr: Hostopia Australia Web Pty Ltd country: AU org: ORG-JAHP1-AP admin-c: HAA3-AP tech-c: HAA3-AP abuse-c: AH908-AP status: ALLOCATED PORTABLE remarks: -------------------------------------------------------- remarks: To report network abuse, please contact mnt-irt remarks: For troubleshooting, please contact tech-c and admin-c remarks: Report invalid contact via www.apnic.net/invalidcontact remarks: -------------------------------------------------------- mnt-by: APNIC-HM mnt-lower: MAINT-HOSTOPIA-AU mnt-routes: MAINT-HOSTOPIA-AU mnt-irt: IRT-HOSTOPIA-AU last-modified: 2020-08-11T19:17:02Z source: APNIC role: Hostopia Australia Administrator address: PO Box 76 country: AU phone: +61 288231020 e-mail: apxxx@hoxxxxxxxxxxxxx admin-c: HAA3-AP tech-c: HAA3-AP nic-hdl: HAA3-AP notify: apxxx@hoxxxxxxxxxxxxx mnt-by: MAINT-HOSTOPIA-AU last-modified: 2020-08-11T19:31:17Z source: APNIC https://www.spamcop.net/sc?action=showroute;ip=;typecodes=16 Reports routes for routeid: 78704091 - to: abuse@web24.com.au Administrator interested in all reports Wed Jun 3 23:36:53 2020 GMTWednesday, June 03, 2020 5:36:53 PM -0600 https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6695233831zdb2126a0f580859cfda6f258ea608660z Tracking message source: Routing details for Reports disabled for abuse@web24.com.au Using abuse#web24.com.au@devnull.spamcop.net for statistical tracking. Report routing for abuse#web24.com.au@devnull.spamcop.net Yum, this spam is fresh!
  23. I am not sure what you mean. The links in my reports are sent out and some of mine get a response from AWS or CloudFlare. I think there is a limit of around eight links that will get reported. Maybe this post could be what you are talking about Linsk are not parsed when Return-Path is empty?
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    If reports were sent today....

    That almost looks like something that has been reported already. You can see if it was reported by going to your past history.
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    Linsk are not parsed when Return-Path is empty

    I think this may have caused some confusion as the above tracking URL is missing the body. See below for verification test. So I took your link that failed to parse and I added something in the return-path. The links would parse again. So I submitted it as is and it fails to parse. Clearly, it appears you have caught a problem or bug here where SpamCop is broken. Working (changed return-path): https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6693978467z3560f51112de7e9fcadc539b521ce73bz Not working: https://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z6693978389zca5cee5269c5f353471c599d70e7c266z As you can see by comparing, I submitted the same thing twice, except I added an email in the return path.