bholmes Posted October 21, 2006 Share Posted October 21, 2006 I am extremely annoyed. Until this afternoon I had never heard of Spamcop. Yet, this afternoon I discover they are responsible for blocking my domain’s email account (in spite of the fact I never send out spam). I go to their website, and am perfectly willing to pay for a long distance call to contact them, yet I can’t find any phone number. I do have an email address for them, which I used (supplied by my email host), yet I have not even received a response that they are processing my inquiry. Heck, they probably won’t receive it, since they blocked me! And then I find this forum, and the are all kinds of rules to read all the different threads before posting…because, heck, maybe I will find an answer to my inquiry. Well folks, I did try to read through the threads, and now I have a head ache, and am so frustrated I want to cry. I NEVER send out spam, but I certainly receive enough of it each day, hundreds! Why in the world don’t they figure out how to stop the real spammers???????? On one of my email accounts I sent out a auto response, letting those sending me email there that I was no longer reading email from that account, and giving them my new email address. I did this because **I** was receiving so much junk each day, that I could not wade through all the junk. So I figured those “real” folks who send me email, would have my real email address. I would then delete all the messages in that account every week or so. Well now I am told that that account is called a “catchall”, because all the email sent to my domain, with bogus email addies, ended up there. And the email from Spamcop to my provider said I had a catchall with an autorsponder and that was the problem. First of all, I didn’t make that email account a catchall. Since day one, (since the first part of the email was the same as the domain name), it always accepted all the email sent to the domain. If I knew of a way to filter all of that out I WOULD HAVE! I have several questions. 1. Since when is it a crime to use an autoresponder?? Everyone uses them, and we are always told to send them out to clients to let them know you have received their email, or to let them know if you are on vacation. 2. Since the auto responder only responded to incoming mail, how is that spam??? They send to me FIRST. 3. And whose right is it to label you a spammer because you send out a large amount of mail??? I am assuming that was what did it, since the auto responder sent out a lot of mail to those incoming spam. 4. How do I fix this? I can’t afford to not contact my clients. I don’t think I should have to jump though all kinds of hoops, just because a company like spamcop has appointed themselves the internet police – and has made a false arrest!! As far as I am concerned, putting my domain on some black list, and causing me financial hardship, without giving me a chance to resolve this, is IRRESPONSIBLE and even more damning than those horrid spammers who send me unwanted junk mail. Really annoyed in Arizona. :angry: Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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