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Everything posted by lisati

  1. Exactly, a nice concise way of saying what I said.
  2. Having seen gmail addreses in some of the spam I receive, I like the idea. Having said that, I anticipate a challenge to whoever works on making the necessary changes at Spamcop's end - I have yet to discover a reliable method of automatically validating email addresses without the risk annoying or inconveniencing innocent bystanders. I suspect that many of the cautions against autoresponders and challenge/response systems apply to email addresses found in the email body too. Take a look here: https://www.spamcop.net/fom-serve/cache/329.html
  3. @nhraj700 Confirmed, I received a similar email.
  4. Agreed, the blank line usually present after the headers appears to be missing. What I'm seeing when I follow the tracking link and then clicking on "View entire message" is just the headers, with absolutely nothing at all after the BCC header. Is this an accurate representation of what actually made it into your inbox?
  5. If the email is being rejected by your server, you won't have any spam to report through Spamcop, which, in some ways is a good thing. If you still want to report or complain, another option would be to do your homework to find out the abuse contact for the IP address, and send them a polite note telling them what is going on. This does not have to involve Spamcop, even though it would be nice to have some data available to help them maintain their blocklist.
  6. It might be a good idea to make sure that your server is not configured to act as an open relay. That way, relay attempts will be blocked, and there will be nothing for you to report.
  7. If you're forwarding the email to your spamcop reporting address, you need to forward it as an attachment.
  8. #metoo - I sometimes have unwanted email arrive at my outlook email account that apparently arrives from yahoo or google, yet the parser decides to use the MSN reporting address. It's annoying having to do so, but when I spot such an email, I uncheck the report to hotmail, and fill in an appropriate abuse address for user submitted reports.
  9. Good luck getting this sorted out. I'm mildly disappointed that the parser detected a problem with the chain of received headers, it would have been nice for Spark NZ (who "own" the xtra.co.nz domain) to have another prod to sort out their email system.
  10. lisati


    I stopped forward samples to them a couple of weeks back, after I began seeing bounce messages indicating delivery time outs.
  11. Almost there, but not quite. Most of us won't be able to view those reports. The tracking URL that's more useful to the rest of us typically appears below this:
  12. I'm in New Zealand - the last time I added fuel (also via PayPal), it took a little while, but it did turn up.
  13. When I report spam that appears to come via mailchimp and it gets devnulled, I manually forward a copy to abuse[at]mailchimp.com. This commonly gets an autoresponse, and occasionally gets a follow-up email.
  14. I've noticed the pattern of having spam coming in waves, and recently noticed a flood of grumpy customers of the ISP I use on Facebook. I'm currently experiencing a lull in the amount of spam I'm receiving - the flow hasn't dried up completely, but it's a lot quieter for me.
  15. When I checked the link you provided, I noticed this line: Have you configured the mailhost(s) for your email accounts?
  16. I've seen similar, where the message appears to be placed in the subject. It's a minor nuisance when reporting, and a good sign that you're dealing with a spammer. What lking said to do usually works for me.
  17. Sometimes Spamcop decides not to bother the abuse contacts for the reasons already given. When reports aren't sent, for whatever reason, the data gleaned from the submitted spam is still useful for helping to build the SCBL. Any reports that are sent and subsequently acted on are a bonus.
  18. I'm putting in my vote for tools like SPF. I believe backscaterrer[dot]org have on their website some examples of configuration for different servers that will help block bounces without restricting legitimate mail.
  19. I've noticed that spam I've received that tracks back to a mailchimp account tends to get devnulled. When I see this, I usually manually forward the offending email(s) to abuse[at]mailchimp.com, which commonly results in an autoresponse, and occasionally a follow-up email.
  20. I think the uce[at\ftc.gov address was phased out back in 2004, and replaced with spam[at]uce.gov Source: https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2004/07/ftc-unveils-new-e-mail-address-deceptive-spam-spamucegov
  21. The community who regularly contribute to this forum is made up of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds. Some of us (myself included) live outside of the USA, and have a different set of legal and cultural considerations to bring to any discussions. One thing we have in common is a dislike of unwanted email. It's not always easy to effectively deal with the "spam" issue when the people who receive the reports sent on behalf of Spamcop users don't seem to care.
  22. That sounds like an annoying situation. I occasionally receive suspicious mail claiming to be from PayPal. One or two I've received in recent months appear to come from the same email provider as the one I normally use, which can be a pain when the parser stops in its tracks with a message about "No source IP address found" - there's usually sufficient information available to report those ones manually.
  23. I noticed a similar message earlier, and likewise noticed that it seems to be fine now. I'm pencilling it in as a busy period for the servers doing the hard work on our behalf.
  24. There's always the option of forwarding a copy of the suspicious email to spoof [at] paypal.com As far as I know, it doesn't require you to have a Paypal account. See https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/security/report-problem
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