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[filmscanners] Re: ADMIN : Spam blocking warning.



Tony

I hate to fill up lists about important things (like film scanning) with
off-topic issues (like spam), but I also hate to see spamcop unfairly
tarnished.

I use spamcop to filter my email, and I get very few false positives. (I
have a few friends who use aol, which comes and goes from the list).
Spamcop filters by sender IP, not sender address. I get about 700 spams/
week, of which Spamcop filters 95% or more. You are right that filtering
by email address would be pointless.

As for spamcop not delisting, I accidently listed my own ISP, and w/in 9
hours I was able to get it off the spamcop list. It wasn't easy, but it
was possible. And, in any event, all IPs listed in spamcop cycle off
after 3 days, if they are not reported again.

Spamcop has lots of problems, but I don't think that any of the issues
you list below are among them.

A

PS--Thanks for helping to return this list to a better level of
discussion. Sorry for the digression.

==

From <http://mailsc.spamcop.net/w3m?action=checkblock&ip=194.20.8.25> at
8AM PST 2003.11.04:
>194.20.8.25 is db3.inet.it
>
>194.20.8.25 listed in bl.spamcop.net. ( 127.0.0.2 )
>
>
>Rationale: 8 spamtraps squared (64); recent spam increases spam score
>from 73.00 to 139.00: spam report ratio (0.186) exceeds threshold (0.020)
>
>More details..
>
>6 different users have identified this as a spam source.
>
 %Stuff deleted%

Tony Sleep at Tue, 4 Nov 2003 11:59:00 +0000 said:

>If you use Spamcop, or ORBS, as a spam filter service, please be aware
>that these services are inclined to make mistakes. Not for the first time,
>one has got the idea that legit list mail is spam.
>
>> Summary delivery report:
>>  Mail ID : ::ffff:212.47.80.97+VMAY952HYaNu
>>  From    : filmscanners-owner@halftone.co.uk
>>  Number of recipients :
>>         Total              : 1
>>         Permanent failures : 1
>>         Succesfully Sent   : 0
>>
>> +----- Detailed report for recipients with permanent error (if any) ---+
>>  To : 30375618@infinito.it
>>       Status      : Fatal error
>>       Relay       : smtp.infinito.it [212.239.44.84] [opt=0x0000]
>>       Messages    : remote says : 591  your host [194.20.8.25] is
>> blacklisted by bl.spamcop.net.
>
>194.20.8.25 is nothing to do with my domain, the list server IP is
>212.47.80.97 which is not blocked. The mail blocked above was a legit
>list mail, from my server, so they must be blocking on sender address,
>which is idiotic. 1,490 of the 1,500 spams I receive (and block, without 1
>false positive, ever) every week have forged sender addresses.
>
>Spamcop & ORBS make it virtually impossible for me to get de-listed since
>if they offered a mechanism, spammers would use it. If you use these flakey
> systems, don't be surprised to never hear from the list, or me, ever
>again.
>
>
>Regards
>
>Tony Sleep - http://www.halftone.co.uk
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