Kristian Posted May 2, 2009 Share Posted May 2, 2009 Dear all The last three months, I have received an increased amount of spam from the Microsoft system. SpamCop has decided that appropriate reports should be sent to the addresses report_spam[at]msn.com, report_spam[at]hotmail.com or abuse[at]msn.com, and almost virtually all SpamCop reports have been sent to these addresses lately with very few exceptions. I can get up to 8-10 emails like this per day. I am using Mailwasher to bounce and blacklist spammers in combination with reporting the spam to SpamCop on web. This has been an excellent combination because Mailwasher bounces my email address so it appears it never existed, and I am able to report the ISP to SpamCop if it has not already been DNS blacklisted. In Mailwasher I see that most addresses from Yahoo.com addresses have been blacklisted by either Spamhaus or SpamCop. Furthermore, when reporting to Yahoo, I most often get a nice reply that they have taken appropriate action against the account. Yahoo also takes action against accounts where the origin is not Yahoo (according to the SpamCop reporting). Since Feb. 28, Yahoo has closed down 249 spammer accounts based on my reports However, virtually none of the emails originating from the Microsoft system (according to SpamCop) are blacklisted by neither SpamCop nor Spamhaus or any other DNSBLs. Therefore, I'm wondering if the Microsoft system coordinates their anti-spam policies sufficiently with DNSBLs such as SpamCop, Spamhaus, MAPS RBL, SORBS or SPEWS. Reporting spam to Yahoo has been a positive experience, but when sending to the Microsoft system, it feels like sending emails into a black hole. How does Microsoft coordinate with SpamCop? Cheers Kristian Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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