petzl Posted March 15, 2004 Share Posted March 15, 2004 Finally happened Received an email from "Bear" bear[at]123.x saying new Bear site and email address Did get my first name right as a lot of spammers do ? For me email did not ring a bell. I had never heard of bear site and thinking it spam, reported it (I did not check the link). To work out that this was not spam I did a google search which the caches show what it was. This is what made it clear that email was not spam (After Ellen contacted me) Turns out to be a genuine email from a anti-airport expansion group/person which I have concerns about and do get the odd email (about once a year or less from) straight away "ipowerweb" a domain registrar shut his site down? Been down since Friday "ipowerweb" claim they had several reports There is only one SpamCop report which is mine (I have sent emails to the abuse desk admitting my erroneous reporting) I do admit that the email looked spammy and it may be that there were a number of manual spam reports sent from outside of SpamCop (He had only posted 5 during emails the week) Any ideas on how to better remedy the situation I suspect this is more common than admitted where miss-identfied "legit" email is spam. I have other friends which often send strange emails but I always check address and name (This one threw me off because the return address and site ended in .com, but email came from com.au (telstra 220.127.116.11) which is listed in "dnsbl.sorbs.net" (spamtraps) this again makes me check as there are a lot of false positives with sorbs particualy with spamtraps (spammers are bouncing email to spamtraps? which suggests not all bounces conform to a standard for them to get listed) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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