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Hi all,

I'd like to report spam I recieve in my gmail account. I've ready the HowTo's, but I have a twist...

I forward email from my website to my gmail account. (me[at]domain.com => me[at]gmail.com).

Is it safe to report these messages after they have been autoe-forwarded? I don't want to accidentally get my websites IP blacklisted...

Here is a sample spam:

X-Gmail-Received: 021a7a1e50b348ff655c06804ebd4d933bc5814f

Delivered-To: er*******[at]gmail.com

Received: by with SMTP id 10cs39842huu;

Sat, 7 Oct 2006 07:16:53 -0700 (PDT)

Received: by with SMTP id 20mr7474470wxs;

Sat, 07 Oct 2006 07:16:52 -0700 (PDT)

Return-Path: <kqfjwe[at]bigpony.com>

Received: from ath***.****.net (*****.*****.net [207.58.***.***])

by mx.google.com with ESMTP id i12si1707488wxd.2006.;

Sat, 07 Oct 2006 07:16:52 -0700 (PDT)

Received-SPF: neutral (google.com: 207.58.***.*** is neither permitted nor denied by best guess record for domain of kqfjwe[at]bigpony.com)

Received: from ikesys by ath***.******.net with local-bsmtp (Exim 4.52)

id 1GWCyx-00086d-Bs

for er*****[at]******.net; Sat, 07 Oct 2006 10:16:52 -0400

X-spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 3.1.5 (2006-08-29) on ath***.******.net


X-spam-Status: No, score=0.0 required=5.0 tests=BAYES_50 autolearn=ham


Received: from 53551dc7.cable.casema.nl ([] helo=54280880)

by at****.*****.net with smtp (Exim 4.52)

id 1GWCyw-00086Y-GS

for er*****[at]*****.net; Sat, 07 Oct 2006 10:16:51 -0400

Date: Sat, 07 Oct 2006 07:16:49 -0800

Message-ID: <26043461.8418047793136.JavaMail.nfsnobody[at]communal.com>

X-mailer-ig: iG-Mailer 1.0r0v4(02594.80481291.784414

X-Authentication-Warning: localhost.localdomain: nobody set sender to kqfjwe[at]bigpony.com using -f

X-Scanned-By: MIMEDefang 2.52 on

X-Earthlink-ID: destructor

Content-Type: text/plain;


Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

X-Brickwall: Passed

To: er******[at]*******.net

From: "Ira Ratliff" <kqfjwe[at]bigpony.com>

Subject: Solid Financing at low rates

X-AntiAbuse: This header was added to track abuse, please include it with any abuse report

X-AntiAbuse: Primary Hostname - at**.******.net

X-AntiAbuse: Original Domain - *****.net

X-AntiAbuse: Originator/Caller UID/GID - [503 12] / [47 12]

X-AntiAbuse: Sender Address Domain - bigpony.com




Dear Homeowner,

Still paying too much for your current mortgage?


Thanks for your help!


[moderator edit - balance of spambody incl. URL snipped. "They" work hard enough not to need "our" help]

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... I forward email from my website to my gmail account. (me[at]domain.com => me[at]gmail.com).

Is it safe to report these messages after they have been autoe-forwarded? I don't want to accidentally get my websites IP blacklisted...

Hi Erik. Have you registered your domain and gmail as mailhosts? Ref: pinned "Important Topics" at http://forum.spamcop.net/forums/index.php?showforum=7 If so, try reporting and check the results. Post the tracking URL of a cancelled parse if you have any doubts. Certainly if your own domain is registered it should not be targeted.
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Yes, you should definitely start using Mailhosts, if you haven't already, or you may end up Reporting Gmail rather than the actual perpetrator. Here follows a snippet from an email from SpamCop Admin on the subject:

I am sorry to report that the spam you get via ... GMail, etc, cannot always be processed correctly by our system, resulting in SpamCop accusing your own service provider as being the source of the spam you are reporting.

You can compensate for that by running our Mailhost configuration utility so that SpamCop can create a list of the services that handle your email so that our system will know what servers to trust when you report your spam. You'll need to configure a host for *all* the providers you receive mail through.

You can accomplish that by logging into your SpamCop account at http://www.spamcop.net and using the Mailhosts link to tell SpamCop about *all* of your service providers, forwarding services, and webmail hosts. You need to register one email address for each network/host that handles your email.

Once you start configuring hosts, you can't report spam again until you get them all on your list because the Mailhost system completely changes the way SpamCop looks at your spam.

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