30/30 Posted June 24, 2009 Share Posted June 24, 2009 Hi, I've had a Spamcop email address for a number of years now. I've been receiving a LOT of spam in my inbox lately. My solution: Report it directly through the webmail interface. I used to move spam messages to Held Mail then report them from there but I figured it would be better to report messages that made it through to my inbox. My setup: I own a domain. I forward email addresses from my domain to Spamcop. Example: me[at]mydomain.com gets forwarded to me[at]spamcop.net. I received an email today from Bluehost (my web hosting company) stating my domain was deactivated due to "terms of service violation". When I called them they said that Spamcop had threatened to put Bluehost on some sort of spam black list. I can understand how this can happen but it's hard to imagine my situation is unique. Basically it appears that I've been inadvertently reporting myself when spam messages appear to have originated with me (the oldest trick in the book, right?). So, assuming my understanding is correct as to what happened, is there any way around this? I would like to continue using my Spamcop account receiving messages forwarded from my domain. However, I would like spam reports not to incriminate me or my domain/hosting provider. I've had this setup (forwarding to Spamcop) for a number of years now. Are the spammers just getting smarter or is there something I can do? Basically I had to delete my Spamcop forwards in order to reinstate my account. If I continue on this path my Spamcop email address will be a lot less valuable to me. Thanks in advance. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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