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This post was an attempt to rearrange the FAQ so that it would be easier to find items. It was intended to eventually replace the original since it contained the same items. However, there was no agreement that this version was better. It is too difficult to keep it updated to match the original FAQ so it is being deleted.

Please use the standard link to the FAQ: http://forum.spamcop.net/forums/index.php?...amp;#entry14135

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This version of the FAQ is outdated. It was originally intended to show how the FAQ could be rearranged for clarity.

SpamCop Glossary (Updated)

SpamCop FAQ .... (FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions)

This is a link to the original (once based on a FAQ-o-Matic tool, hyper-linked HTML web-based format. Those FAQ entries are also incorporated into the single-page access page provided below.)

<b>Jump To Section Links -></b>

<li><a href="#SCPRS">SpamCop Parsing & Reporting Service</a>

<li><a href="#FAA">How to "Forward as Attachment"</a>

<li><a href="#SCESA">SpamCop Email System & Accounts</a>

<li><a href="#SCBL">SpamCop Blocking List Service</a>

<li><a href="#GIAS">General Information about SpamCop</a>

<li><a href="#HFAD">Help for abuse-desks and administrators</a>

<li><a href="#IWSC">Interacting with SpamCop and it's users</a>

<li><a href="#HWSCR">Help with SpamCop reports and spam in general</a>

<li><a href="#GQ">General questions</a>

<li><a href="#ASS">Assistance stopping spam</a>

<li><a href="#OIH">Other information, help and links</a>

<li><a href="#RAS">Recursos anti-spam en español</a>

<li><a href="#Credit">Credits & Thanks</a>


How does SpamCop reporting work?

Why does SpamCop want to send a report to my own network administrator?

How can I contact a SpamCop representative?

UC FAQ: Overview of SpamCop Services


Has your email been blocked? (ISP, Mailing List Admin, Advertiser)

SpamCop Blocking List - Am I listed?


Why am I Blocked?

NEW! SenderBase's "Magnitude" Explained


Why am I getting all these bounces? Updated!

Password Problems?

Am I running mailing lists responsibly? Updated!

E-Mail Address Removal, Unsubscription, & Listwashing

Say NO to the Challenge/Response Lunacy

Cost of spam

Spammer Rules

How To Ask Questions The Smart Way (language issue, but there really is only one defintion for RTFM)

Subscribe/Unsubscribe to the news.spamcop.net Mailing Lists

<a name="SCPRS"></a>

SC FAQ: SpamCop Parsing and Reporting Service

What is this? How does it work? How do I use it?

How do I sign up?

Rules - everybody read! (recent changes made ... you may need to re-look)

-----> On what type of email should I (not) use SpamCop?

-----> Material changes to spam

-----> What if I break the rule(s)?

Why was my authorization revoked?

How do I get my email program to reveal the full, unmodified email?

How do I submit spam via email?

What do I need to know to get started reporting spam?

Parsing & Reporting spam - decisions, problems

What is Mole Reporting?

Member and account management questions - Report-only accounts (Free & Fuel)

Is there a limit on reporting spam?

-----> 3,000 per day

-----> not older than 48 hours

How do I set up SpamAssassin to work with SpamCop?

NEW! Can I automatically forward spam from my spamtraps?

SpamCop said "No reports filed." What does it mean?

UC FAQ Reporting & Parsing Service:

Outlook 2003 REG hack to work around MIME issues

Alternate Outlook 2003/XP e-mail submit methods

NEW! Reporting GMail filtered spam - Tutorial

Why Outlook Express Forward doesn't work / Secure E-Mail Handling

-----> See also the tutorials in the How to use .... > SpamCop Reporting section

NEW! SpamCop Report Types

SpamCop Analogous to a Credit Reporting Agency?

What is Quick Reporting?

How can I unsend a Report?

Why did my spam load increase after I started Reporting?

NEW! SpamCop Reporting of Viruses is Back!

Mailhosts FAQ

SC FAQ: How do I configure Mailhosts for SpamCop?


Mailhost System Configuration Explanation

NEW! One version of a Step-by-step MailHost set-up

Use the parser without reference to your mailhosts configuration

Confirmation Codes Don't Match

UC FAQ: Browser Issues

<a name="FAA"></a>Forward as Attachment Instructions

Forwarding "As Attachment" from GroupWise 6.x

Forwarding "As Attachment" from HotMail

Forwarding "As Attachment" From OE6

Forwarding "As Attachment" From SpamCop Webmail

Forwarding "As Attachment" from ThunderBird (multiple e-mails)

Forwarding "As Attachment" from Yahoo (U.S.)

<a name="SCESA"></a>

NEW! Firefox Cookie Exception for Reporting

NEW! IE Cookie Exception for Reporting

SpamCop has quit working with Netscape 4.x

E-mail Submittal Problems / Issues

E-Mail spam submittals blocked by your ISP? Updated!

Emailed spam Submissions Disappearing? No Confirmation e-mails?

Parsing Problems / Issues

"Header incomplete, aborting." and "No source IP address found, cannot proceed."

Causes of "Would send" and "If reported today, reports would be sent to:" messages

NEW! Steps taken by the parser, general overview

NEW! The Link Analysis Process

NEW! SpamCop reporting of spamvertized sites - some philosophy

NEW! Getting a Tracking URL from a Report ID

NEW! "Sorry, confirmation codes do not match:" - Why?

NEW! Insufficient Munging? Spammer 'Remove Lists'

New! How does SpamCop interface with SURBL?

SpamCop Email System & Accounts

NEW! How many SpamCop e-mail accounts do I need?

--> SC FAQ: One is enough

--> UC FAQ: Maybe I need three or more?

How do I sign up for multiple accounts under the family plan?

How do I renew my account?

How do I setup my account?


What is this SpamCop Mail Service?

What is the cost?

How do I sign up?

I forgot my Password / can't login / other account problems

FAQ about the Personal Blacklist and Whitelist

FAQ about POP'ing out of SpamCop

Does SpamCop work with AOL/MSN/Hotmail?

I want email to go from myaccount[at]myemail.com and back to the same account. Is this possible?

When does my account expire?

Where can I get further assistance?

Why can't I receive any email?


Discounted Additional Account, more detail

When does my account expire?

SpamCop E-Mail Account Storage Quota / Limit

NEW!! What is VER (Very Easy Reporting)?

Jeff G.'s Guide to SpamCop Quick Reporting from a SpamCop E-Mail Account

I can report and trash but not Delete from Held Folder

Jeff G.'s Guide to accessing SpamCop email using OE and IMAP

How I use my SpamCop E-Mail account examples

Email System "POP Configuration" Setup

New! I want SpamCop Report traffic to go to one e-mail address, real e-mail to go to another e-mail address

Getting Mail From The SpamCop Email System


<a name="SCBL"></a>


SC FAQ: FAQ about WebMail

FAQ about IMAP


-->FAQ about --Webmail: Deleting and Moving Messages

-->WebMail Login problems & General Slowness, First things to check

NEW! Reporting spam from Webmail

IMAP - Deleting E-Mail

How to save Sent Mail in SpamCop Webmail

SC FAQ: FAQ about Filtering and Held Mail

UC FAQ: Filtering & Held Mail

FAQ about the personal webmail filters, Client filters within webmail

Messages not Filtered - Why?

Why does SpamCop release so much spam to me?

Blocking and Blackhole lists available

How To Stop Filtering With The SCBL, for SpamCop Email System Customers

SpamCop Blocking List Service


How do I configure my mailserver to reject mail based on the blocklist?

What is on the list?

How can I be de-listed

How much does it cost?

Is it possible to download the entire blocklist?

How can I check if an IP is on the list?

If my IP is listed, does it mean I am a spammer or my ISP hosts spammers?

Why can't I get to the blocking list from ATT's network?

<a name="GIAS"></a>

General Information about SpamCop


NEW! SCBL "will be delisted in 0 hours" (now shown as 'in a short time') explained

One-time automatic BL De-listing


How can I get help? How can I report a bug? How can I suggest a feature?

What are the rules for posting to the forum?

May I create a link to SpamCop from my site?

Can I get a copy of the source code for SpamCop?

Who is Julian Haight?

Why did I get a spam promoting SpamCop?

What are some general tips for responding to questions in the forum?

Adding items to the FAQ

Features and Bugs

Non-SpamCop information

Make an anonymous donation to support SpamCop

Can I advertise on SpamCop?

<a name="HFAD"></a>

Help for abuse-desks and administrators

These are questions commonly asked by Internet Service Providers. Users of SpamCop need not read this (skip on down a few sections), but may find it interesting. You have probably arrived here because of a SpamCop report. Please read the introduction for information about the report you are viewing.

Introduction - What is this thing? How does it work?

NEW! SpamCop Report Types

I have been falsely and/or maliciously accused of spamming, what can I do?

How can I contact a real person about this?

<a name="IWSC"></a>

Interacting with SpamCop and it's users:

You are mailbombing me! How can I make it stop?

How can I get SpamCop reports about my network?

How do I register an abuse[at] email address?

How can I get removed from SpamCop's blocking system?

Once I close a spammer's account, how can I prevent others reporting it?

How can I respond to spam complaints via email?

How can I control what type of reports I receive?

You've munged the header...

How do I get in touch with the person who filed the complaint?

<a name="HWSCR"></a>

Help with SpamCop reports and spam in general

Robots: Mailing lists and autoresponders

I didn't originate the spam. My server might have relayed this message. Why report it to me?

What does a SpamCop Report look like?

Why did SpamCop report this usenet message to me?

<a name="GQ"></a>

General questions:

Who appointed you the "cop" of the internet? Where do you get off?

My web site got terminated/threatened because of SpamCop, but I did not send the spam. What's the big idea?

Why did SpamCop submit my server to relay-testing sites?

What is your opinion of FFA (free for all) pages?

How do Deputies respond to appeals?

Abuse-queue management tools

How many other BLs am I on?

<a name="ASS"></a>

Assistance stopping spam:

I'm receiving spam reports, but my mail server logs don't reflect it. Why?

HTTP Proxies (Cisco / Squid / Mailtraq)


New!!! Notes/Domino 6 & 7 Forum : Some sources of information

Open Relay Servers

Adding BLs to Postfix

spam-sending malware

But my Exchange 2000 server is secured against relaying!

How can I control spam from my network?

How can I control unsolicited bounces?

SOCKS Proxy Servers

Links to help with removing open proxies

<a name="OIH"></a>

Other information, help and links

What other sites should I visit to help learn about, fight, handle spam?

OnGuardOnline - practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry

CAN-spam Act of 2003 - Bill Number S.877 for the 108th U.S. Congress

Abuse.net's introduction to spam: What is it and why is it bad?

Elsop's anti-spam page - lots of other links to more information

Defenses against spam

U.S. FTC spam page for the Consumer

spam <at> uce.gov replaces uce <at> ftc.gov

SamSpade - tools for the unix-deprived and other good info

Bestprac.com - A guide for all types of users on how to avoid spamming

Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center

abuse.net - ISP abuse address clearinghouse

Realtime blackhole list - blocking of selected email servers

Spamhaus - Lists ISPs who keep organized spamming alive

spam Links - Many Resources, Definitions, and Tools

The SpamCon Foundation (formerly suespammers.org)

The author of this software, Julian Haight

Net abuse jargon file - Cues for the acronym challenged

Net abuse FAQ - all about spam

An organization to fight "street spam" - those unsightly weight loss signs on the highway.

What Some Of The Stuff In An Email Header Means

Reading Email Headers.

Sneakemail is a service that gives you more control over the emails you receive.

SpamList is a config file for sendmail which agressively blocks spam. Use with caution.

SPEWS is not SpamCop, SpamCop is not SPEWS - Note the spelling

SpamWars, a humorous kill-the-spammer browser-based game

Monitoring and reporting worm/hacking activity

Marjolein's Ban spam page - includes reporting addresses

spam Links - spam Reporting Addresses

The Crystal Cave - News, Tools, Resources to combat spam

Norman De Forest's spam Page

How Reverse DNS Works

Surf the Internet Safely

Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center

Inside Outlook Express

Anti-Phishing Working Group

U.S.DoJ Identity Theft and Fraud Information

Follow the Money; or, why does my computer keep getting infested with spyware?

Phone number spam

World-wide spam spew sources

Nigeria - The 419 Coalition Website

Suggested Free Security Tools and Apps for Windows

<a name="RAS"></a>

Recursos anti-spam en español

Campaña anti-spam de El Espectador (Uruguay)

Información básica acerca del 'spam'

<a name="Credit"></a>

Credit and thanks

Noting that the above link is Julian's credit / contributor list for the stuff found at spamcop.net and JT's newsgroup and e-mail support. What follows is my list of credit for the web-based Forum stuff .... for starters, the contributors to this existing FAQ (not sure I've got a 100% identity list, don't have permission to use real names, and will probably add more items into this FAQ and forget to update this list .. apologies in advance for missing the kudos and correct attributions) ... and just to keep things a bit off-kilter, in reverse alphabetical order;


turetzsr (who does request to be known as Steve T)





Miss Betsy

Mike Easter





Jeff G.

Don Wannit






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