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  1. Attempting to add an email address to my already large list of mailhosts config, for a domain I'm newly receiving email in. The domain in question is one of the Google Hosted domains (eg, I get email through outlook, but if I did webmail, it would be in a Google Business Gmail window). Is this a case that requires d'Minions? (*not our departed dear Don , but the "minions" he left behind) Host mx.google.com (checking ip) IP not found ; mx.google.com discarded as fake. Sorry, SpamCop has encountered errors: The email sample you submitted for <user> [at] <domain> appears to traverse more than one domain. Please ensure that you configure each mailhost individually and in order. Proceed here: ..https://www.spamcop.net/mcgi?mhc2=xxxxx Thanks for looking this over.. -T
  2. I wouldn't call it lazy ... but I would point out that there would be a trust issue. Having such links would actually be a very bad idea .. you , joe user, follow said link in an email ... you are asked to sign in ... then *by your own intent* you want to give *spam_cop.net* some money for their evil fighting ways.. its not until after you've gotten the dreaded "insufficient funds" at your grocery store, or been denied the sale of fuel that it dawns on you.. its "spamcop.net" not "spam_cop.net" So.. you want to add fuel.. good for you... and I'm sure Spamcop.net would appreciate you giving them a few pennys for helping you.. just make sure it goes to spamcop.net and not spam_followed_this_url_somewhere_cop.net
  3. One of the beautiful things about having multiple email "aliases" is that you can throw them away. Back in the day erealty.com was an up and coming website to register on and get access to house listings without having to be a member of MRIS. Shortly after I signed up there, with an aliase I'd created solely to use there, I started getting spam on that alias. I complained to the company, explained I'd just created the alias, never used it anywhere else, and it wasn't just "jo-bob" or something simple. THUS I was giving them as much proof as I had that the source of the email address leak was them. What they said to me three weeks later ... They used that information, along with other recent complaints, to find that an employee had stolen the list, :angry: was selling it to competitors and into the spammer market, they'd since terminated the employee and would I mind if my information was shared with a legal team that may be looking at suing the former employee for the breach. I own my own domain, and host email services with places that let me have as many aliases as I want.. at last check I was over 950 addresses, 99% of which I never get spammed on, the few that do, have been relegated to the back burner, or were for specific purposes, and serve now as a type of early warning system. No one has my real user account email address and I've never seen spam come into it directly. My main email address (which I'll never get rid of) is the only one I give to family and close friends ... and that remained fairly spam free for a year after I started using it ... but with virus & worm traffic so prolific in the PC world, it would have never stayed safe. (way I figure it, we always have one crazy family member, friend, distant relative, that believes in the "this email will destroy you" type FUD-Mail and happily forwards off that warning to their entire address book ... on the TO line.... in full view of everyone else...) As for dealing with the rest of it.. I forward some of it off to SpamCop in bulk and much of it gets caught by junk filters ... still leaves me with about 10 or so pieces max per day that are getting into my email folders ... but I figure that's not too bad. I don't necessarily go after the causes of the problems, if I need them, I'll change the email aliase they have for me.. and re-itterate my displeasure that they are sharing my email address ... if I don't need them.. I unsubscribe, and if I continue to get emails (after unsubscribe but are legit to the original source) I start sending those into SpamCop as well ... or I delete the aliase and bounce their messages to the either. god help the spammers, for if I ever became omnipotent, omnicient, and inclined, they'd be serverly dealt with. -T
  4. 64 bit WEP? WEP in itself is broken (has been for years), you should be using WPA or WPA2 for everything wireless. If you have devices that are not capable of supporting WPA (these would be cheap routers & cards from more than 3 years ago) you should get rid of them, OR, get a new wireless router, run some alternate firmware (DD-WRT / Open WRT / etc) and set those wireless items off on a special network solely for them and limit their trusted relationship in your network (yes even if only for your home). (or running 2 routers, one for the "wep" only devices and the other for your laptop which should be upgraded to use WPA/2) How is it not connected? I don't see the "not connected" to 2004. Same company that owns copyrighted works, coming back after all this time doesn't suggest its not connected, on the contrary, suggests they have the information, they've been tracking the source, and it suggests you haven't taken corrective (enough) action to clear yourself. Case in point, did you remove the material? Did the material come with an "e-reader" application? have you confirmed that you can find no root kits, trojans, etc. installed in your laptop which would be the primary source of someone using *your* ip address to continue to sell/offer up this material which Company X has yet again, tracked back to you on a completely different ISP and location than from 2004? If you've not completely wiped and reinstalled everything on your laptop, you're suspect. Using 64bit wep and using WEP at all ... you're suspect. Admitting that they've used legal means to identify you (the ISP user with ip address Z) means they've got you and its quite likely you're still in some way abusing Company X's rights .... even if you don't know you're doing it. With DMCA violation notices, most companies are very clear with the last seen date, time, connection information, etc.. I would be surprised if the detail they'd given you is any less. That by itself should give you reason to suspect your laptop really isn't "yours" and probably hasn't been for some time.
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