[SC-Help] Re: tracing abuse
nobody at devnull.spamcop.net
Sat Jul 31 23:00:07 EDT 2004
"~*~ Simone ~*~" <nobody at devnull.spamcop.net> wrote in message
news:cegucm$fij$1 at news.spamcop.net...
> I own a small website, with only two mail adresses in use, and both in use
> by me. Even so, today I received mail delivery error mail by spamcop,
> that my i.p was blocked because of spam. The bounced mail was just a
> confirmation mail to someone that is member on a yahoo list I own. The
> list has restircteda ccess, and a non viewable member list.
> What I want to know is: Is it possible for me to find the mail(s) that got
> my server blocked, so I can eventualy trace where it is coming from? and
> that adress is different from mine, how can I prevent from getting blocked
> I am aware that if there are no new reports within the next 48 hours, my
> will be unblocked again, but is there a way to get myself unblocked
> Greetz Simone
To get help we will need the IP address that was blocked to work out what is
happening. It should be on mail delivery error message.
There are several possible causes:
If you are running your own mail server, that may be compromised or allowing
mail to be relayed through it.
You have a Trojan or virus on your system that is sending out mail.
If you are using your ISP's mail server and another user of that ISP is
sending out spam through that server and hence the ISP's server is listed.
In most cases, Spamcop will report to the abuse address registered for the
server that is the cause of the problem. probably your ISP. You could try
talking to them.
One minor point, Spamcop does not block mail, it provides a list of known
spam sources, in this case it is Yahoo that has blocked your mail based on
the Spamcop list.
A SC member, not Admin
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