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Aha, I do believe the gnarly man has hit the nail upon the head (and that answer is more or less what the respondents previous to him were getting at). Put another way:

C:\Documents and Settings\Admin>nslookup -type=all spam.spamcop.net ns1-11.akam.net

Server: ns1-11.akam.net


spam.spamcop.net MX preference = 5, mail exchanger = vmx.spamcop.net

...which should be the same with any name server -

C:\Documents and Settings\Admin>nslookup -type=all spam.spamcop.net

Server: google-public-dns-a.google.com


Non-authoritative answer:

spam.spamcop.net MX preference = 5, mail exchanger = vmx.spamcop.net

If your mail client needs an IP address for which to send (shouldn't think so), that would be the IP address of vmx.spamcop.net ( which any name server can resolve with ease. But any client should be able to send/forward directly to your secret submit/quick address [at]spam.spamcop.net

If it's not working, it is not a problem with spamcop.net DNS records.

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I should have mentioned in my first message that it was for mail routing.

There were some network reconfigs here recently, due to a UDP DDoS (which is now blocked, outright, except for certain systems). I noticed after this, submitting messages to spamcop via my normal macro in .muttrc is taking a long time -- then, I tried resolving spam.spamcop.net here and on a couple other networks, when I didn't get a result, I figured I would ask here.

If I can use the IP address of vmx.spamcop.net, that should solve the problem (if in fact it's a lookup issue).


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Hope you can get it sorted out OK. Here's what an SMS session via an e-mail checker verifying submit.yoursecretcode[at]spam.spamcop.net looks like:

Email Checker Connection Process

Resolving host name "vmx.spamcop.net"...

Connecting to host address ""...

[Whois Lookup - IP Lookup]


Email Verifier Process

S 220 vmx.spamcop.net ESMTP

C HELO ipaddresslocation.org

S 250 vmx.spamcop.net

C MAIL FROM: <info[at]ipaddresslocation.org>

S 250 sender <info[at]ipaddresslocation.org> ok

C RCPT TO: <submit.yoursecretcode[at]spam.spamcop.net>

S 250 recipient <submit.yoursecretcode[at]spam.spamcop.net> ok

Verified address, not sending email.

The Result of Email Lookup Process

This host states that the address is valid.


submit.yoursecretcode[at]spam.spamcop.net is

a valid deliverable e-mail box address.

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