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Fonman805

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  1. Was that a typo, or is it listed that way somewhere? Yahoo! is located in Sunnyvale, CA. Sunnydale, CA was the fictional setting for the TV drama Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
  2. It appears that all the IP addresses in the header are internal to Google's own network, so the message never went out to the Internet. The way to report internal spam is directly to Google through their own email client. Typing 'No source IP address found, cannot proceed' into the search box at the top of the page would show you a list of several previous questions and detailed answers to the same issue, including one of your very own from Oct. 22, 2009. See your earlier post and responses here. BTW, it is not recommended to post an entire spam message here, just post the Tracking URL from the top of the parse results view instead. Or see [How-to] Post a Question
  3. The basic idea is to break the chain to the payload in addition to stopping the spam sources. One of the alternate reporting methods, Complainterator, "aims at the removal of the revenue earning end of the spam, the web sites that do the selling or infecting". Removing access to the spamvertised URLs defeats the purpose of many spammers. If no one reported spamvertised URLs that would be far less likely to happen.
  4. On the Security Center page of the PayPal site there are links for how to: "Report fake (phishing) email" https://www[dot]paypal[dot]com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=xpt/Marketing/securitycenter/antiphishing/PPPhishingReport-outside or "Report fake (spoof) websites" https://www[dot]paypal[dot]com/ewf/f=pps_spf
  5. Your example links to a Live Journal blog page created 11-26-2009, with a slide show promoting a porn site. Several months ago I was getting a lot of similar messages with livejournal.com spamvertised links. Eventually I decided to look at one of the links, and found it was a blog page with a single picture and links promoting a porn site. A few weeks later I checked another liverjournal.com link and found it was promoting a bestiality porn site. Since similar spam messages continued, and SpamCop was only showing a devnull reporting address for livejournalinc.com, I decided to find a way to report the spamvertised links/pages directly to Live Journal. After several failed attempts at forwarding the spam to a few addresses found on their site, I finally found the only type of reports they accept are just a matter of pasting the user's name (sosaqyfu22 from your own example) into the Report Suspected Bot form at http://www.livejournal.com/abuse/bots.bml Eventually those spammers stopped using Live Journal and moved on to other free blog-type services. I hadn't seen another spam with a Live Journal link in a few months, until yesterday. :angry:
  6. Status reports are provided on registered account types above the General level. See www[dot]knujon[dot]com/register[dot]html
  7. On the Taskbar (above Toolbar) select Tools, from the dropdown menu select Accounts. Highlight the appropriate Mail account from the list, then click on Properties on the right. On the Properties display there are 5 tabs, Advanced being the furthest on right (last). On the Advanced tab are the option boxes for SSL, server ports, etc. If any options were set differently before formatting than they are now, that could account for any current problems.
  8. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a security related option. In Windows Live Mail (WLM) it can be enabled or disabled at Tools > Accounts (on Task bar), then Properties and the Advanced tab for each email account. I haven't used (or seen) Mailwasher for a few years, so I don't know if it has it's own SSL option or just uses the WLM options.
  9. Read info at www(dot)knujon(dot)com for details.
  10. SpywareBlaster from JavaCool still works with Win ME, and it is free. Read about/download at www(dot)javacoolsoftware(dot)com I've used it since the days of Win 98SE. I still use it, along with avast!, and haven't had malware problems. I also use Spybot S&D with the Tea Timer option. Manual Spybot scans haven't found anything to speak of in the last few years of using this combo of programs.
  11. Flapjacks is another word with a different meaning in the UK than in the US. In the US flapjacks (or pancakes, griddlecakes) are a non-seasonal, common* breakfast item made from a flour-based batter. Usually served in a stack, topped with butter and maple syrup. Often accompanied with bacon, sausage, eggs or hash browns... sometimes all of those. *[They were more common in past decades when people had more time to cook at home (more housewives?). Now eaten more often at restaurants serving breakfast, or frozen/microwaved at home. There are also potato pancakes, but they are in another category.]
  12. Yes, I did have a blank line between the header and body note. There was still a minor complaint message about the body (which I did not save), but the report was sent anyway. If you thought that example was bad, you should have seen one from a few months ago. The spam message in the subject line filled the entire screen. I wasn't aware the subject line could accept that many characters until then.
  13. I agree with the O/P's suggestion. Sometimes a spammer will place their entire message in the Subject line and there will be nothing where the body should be. See latest example Tracking URL. And no, this would not be a new feature, just a change to the way 'no body' messages are handled. Such as: IF there is no message body AND the Subject line is longer than xx (average subject line length) characters THEN continue processing normally. Also, I tried the first suggestion of manually adding a short note to create a body. The message was parsed, but there was still a minor error note about the body.
  14. No further 'stuck in queue' incidents seen since early yesterday. Reporting process now seems a bit faster as well.
  15. I second that suggestion. I have been wishing for a similar feature for a while. Sometimes I lose track of how many spam emails have been forwarded before I get to the website to report them, so seeing the number displayed as suggested above would be very useful to me.
  16. I spoke too soon. Everything was good through most of Thursday (8/27), but later tonight I started getting random double reports again. Then a short while ago I had one already reported spam that kept coming back five more times before the next unreported spam would show up. This is becoming very annoying. :angry:
  17. No more double reports so far tonight. Three separate spam messages submitted by forwarding, only one report shown each time.
  18. I thought the double reporting problem had cleared up over the weekend but it returned on Monday, and continues with most submissions. Tonight there is a new wrinkle. I submitted a single spam by the forwarding method a short while ago. Next I came to the website to complete the report. After submitting the report it appeared again right away, showing it had already been submitted. I clicked Report Now just to be sure there were no other backlogged reports waiting. There were, but it was the same previously submitted report for the third time. I clicked Report Now and the next page had the same report again. This happened a total of four times before it was finally gone. The tracking URL of the associated message is http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z3256581110zf...e0cac8b61937d9z
  19. Yes, I have seen this happen to about half of the submissions each day since the system came back online after the 08/19/09 upgrade. I use the forwarding method to report spam. Each time the duplicate report error message has displayed, upon page refresh from the previous report, the new page's 'Report Now' link will be the color indicating a previously visited link (red), rather the color of an unvisited link (blue) as it would be normally. I am certain none of those spam emails was forwarded more than once because I move each one to a special SpamCop holding folder as they are forwarded. Now that I read the other thread that mentioned reporting the server ID, I will make note of that info if the problem continues.
  20. I decided to add an old Juno email account to my Mailhosts. I don't currently have Juno's client software installed, so only access that email through their webmail site. When I try to add that account to my Mailhosts I get the following response sent to my main email address: Sorry, but SpamCop has encountered errors: Headers mangled It appears that the sample you provided has been altered. Often, extra line-breaks are inserted by your software in an invalid format.... [edit] Please review the relevant FAQ for your software and ensure you are following a proceedure which returns intact spam content to SpamCop. In this sample, the problem was found near the line: by maildeliver03.vgs.untd.com with SMTP id AABE56GY6AHGP74J Email software FAQs: <http://spamcop.net/fom-serve/cache/19.html> I understand what it is saying, just not how to correct the problem. I have looked at that FAQs list and the only entry for Juno pertains soley to their client software version. None of the other 'webmail' entries appear to address this problem. I have tried all the suggested methods of returning the headers/body/entire message, but get the same response each time. I have looked at the headers at/near the referenced line but don't see anything out of the ordinary there. Am I missing something obvious? This seems like it should be a relatively simple thing to tweak to make it right. Browsing through this forum and using the search function turned up only one obscure reference to Juno. If the details I am missing exist elsewhere, would someone please point me to the right area. Thanks.
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