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  1. You need to forward the email as an attachment, and not as "inline" - the Spamcop parser needs access to the full text of the email to do its stuff.
  2. I use Thunderbird to check my email. Most of the time, using its "Forward as attachment" for selected emails works well for me when reporting. Occasionally there's a glitch somewhere along the line, usually NOT with gmail, which gets me using the "View source" to provide data for the online submission form.
  3. D'oh! Reminds me of a couple of occasions in recent months where I've sent a suspect email to my ISP for their review, and after an exchange where my patience has been severely tested, I'm asked to forward the suspicious email to them.
  4. Agreed, a tracking URL will be helpful. One of the advantages of continuing to submit spam to Spamcop is that even if a provider claims that spam will stop, information from the spam we report will help Spamcop maintain its blacklist.
  5. I see no current listing on the spamcop list. I think it's odd that the lookup link in the bounce messages is for spamcop, when the messages refer to rbl.websitewelcome.com, a blocklist that I know nothing about.
  6. We copped a bit of the heat across the ditch for a few days, but the weather here seems to have cooled down a bit.
  7. Spammers are not only annoying, they tend to be stupid. I've even had one (can't remember which provider the original email was traced back to) where the sender claimed to be Donald Duck. I couldn't resist having a little bit of fun with them....... There's a humorous post on how stupid they are in the Lounge section of the forum.
  8. Agreed, keep on reporting. I'm not clued up on the behind the scenes processing Gmail does when you mark an email as spam, beyond training their filter, but have had one or two reports come my way from Yahoo users have done the equivalent on their webmail.
  9. I get the occasional email from ovh.net and generally report it. Even if they don't respond to our satisfaction to reports, the data provided will still help Spamcop maintain its blacklist.
  10. Good suggestion, I might start doing that too.
  11. Don't give up on reporting to/via Spamcop. Even though the recipients of the reports might appear as if they don't care, the data gleaned from the spam you submit still helps Spamcop build and maintain its blackist.
  12. When I checked just now using the multirbl.valli.org lookup tool, there were two listings highlighted, neither of which was spamcop. I've seen reports on this forum that sometimes email providers get lazy and use a generic error message that incorrectly cites Spamcop as the reason email is being blocked, but without seeing a bounce message, it's difficult to know if this is what is happening for you.
  13. With the upgrade, I've noticed that the parser is coping better for processing spam arriving at gmail. For a while, I've had to perform an edit similar to that required for Outlook/Hotmail, and this now eems to be unnecessary.
  14. A screenshot of the tracking url isn't of much help to those of us who can't be bothered trying to type it in, it's usually easier (and more reliabile) for us to have a clickable link
  15. What I'm seeing with th What I'm seeing is that the modification(s) still seem to be necessary.
  16. My ISP/primary email provider has a similar option available, which can be useful. One thing to watch, however, is that sometimes there are limits to how many domains that are blocked.
  17. One or two of the dodgy emails I've had seem to have their origins the days before my provider moved away from Yahoo, who had had a couple of data breaches. The password was correct but an old one. I'd already seen evidence that something was a bit "off" and had changed my password as a precaution, prior to receiving claims that my account had been hacked. More recent efforts I've seen in my inbox have been of a slightly different character, and would probably warrant a separate thread. I'd suggest, at the very minimum, a change of password a.s.a.p. for people who get one of these "your account has been hacked" emails, or any other evidence that something's not quite right.
  18. Had one of those (or was it Japanese?) a few weeks back. It could be taken as evidence that spammers are stupid.
  19. I haven't bothered looking too closely for a pattern in the similar emails I've received, but have noticed that the ones I've reported tend to get tracked back to different ip addresses.
  20. It might be overkill for your situation, but running your own email server might be one option - I used to run one from home using Postfix (and a few other bits and pieces) using Ubuntu server, querying the Spamcop blacklist was easy enough to implement once the basic setup was complete.
  21. I've had some similar emails, all of which have been reported. The flow to my email account(s) seems to have dried up for now. As Lking has observed, the visible "From:" address is easily forged, it is a notoriously unreliable clue to the true source of the unwanted email. All the unwanted emails of this type that I have received trace back to somewhere other than my provider. One thing of note, from my perspective, is that the email address for which I have received the most doesn't actually have an associated mailbox to be hacked, the email address exists as a simple redirect in a server.
  22. That's a fairly typical example of some I've received, mostly for one particular email address which, because it's little more than a redirect on a server, doesn't actually have an associated mailbox.
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