lpsears63 Posted January 27, 2016 Share Posted January 27, 2016 *==========* Hi, Since the middle of middle of November 2015, the 14th to be exact, I started sending out complaints/reports. First to UCE (FTC), then to CERT, when that didn't seem to be effective I added hosts, servers, then registrars. As I became more familiar with headers, I added others, like companies with trademarked names (ie: Amazon, Walgreens, ClickBank), some hacked government email providers as well as some very large universities. People and organizations that might have an interest in knowing they might have a security issue. Changing my tactics a little along the way. And of course in December submitting to Spamcop. My biggest change with sending reports was instead of sending multiple complaints to a single recipient, I switched to sending single complaints to multiple recipients. I had to streamline. From Nov. to today I've send around 1200 reports, gotten 50-60 domains suspended or terminated as well as quite a few Microsoft accounts. Most all of my emails were sent to abuse[at] addresses, which of course included unaltered headers, but they were all sent to people who would know how to read and handle them. If I had any doubt at all about malicious links (which was most of the time) all reports contained a warning to not click on any links. Thru all that, only a few were returned for containing suspicious links. Those were all refused from one particular registrar and it's domain protection service. Actually, after the first "munged" report got thru to the protection service, they started forwarding any of my emails directly to the registrar. Also, any attempts to contact the domains with the encoded addresses provided were not successful. Anyway, today it came to my attention (using a lookup tool provided by and owned by said registrar) that MY IP was on two blacklists. Both Spamhaus (which I was not on) and Protected Sky (which it claimed I was on). The lookup tool was MX Toolbox, and I'm unsure of the relation between them and Protected Sky. But when I went to the support contact page for PSky I found myself back at MX Toolbox. That was interesting. So, does any one think that a registrar, the only one who really doesn't seem to like my reports, would stoop to putting me on a blacklist? All other registrars have been very cooperative, within their abilities. This one though, seems to go out of their way to be as uncooperative as possible. Even in light of things like, the domain in question being blacklisted or their Whois information being incorrect or invalid. It just makes me wonder. Maybe I'm reading too much into their lack of response. And maybe I ended up on a blacklist in some other way. I guess I'm just venting, but it would also be nice to get some feedback, as I'm not sure of the best way to handle the situation. I have no intentions of stopping my complaints/reports. Thank you in advance to anyone taking the time to read this. *==========* Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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