[SpamCop-List] Re: Why is my email blocked?
nobody at spamcop.net
Wed Feb 4 14:26:16 EST 2004
"Firewoman" <nobody at spamcop.net> wrote in message
news:bvrfj9$gdl$1 at news.spamcop.net...
> Over the next few days I'll write up a few more pages, taking into
> of all the suggestions here. I'll put up a note when I'm complete
> open for comments. If you or anyone else has anything specific
> to see, please let me know here and I'll see what I can get done.
I just think you ought to know that apparently the FAQ are still going
to be in the same format as before. I am attaching his comments from
the forum FYI
This is JT's post in the web forum:
I'll just tag on here that I'm working on revamping the FAQ-o-matic
system. I had originally hoped to integrate it with the help files
found in this forum software, but they're too static. You can't have
multiple levels of help and only the board admin can edit the whole
So, I'm going to be updating the faq-o-matic software and probably
moving it to this more powerful machine. I also hope to expand the
number of people able to work on the FAQs. It's really easy to write
and add a FAQ.
So, I'm aware there are issues with documentation. At least on the
email side, stuff's pretty stable right now. So this is a good time to
work on that.
This is his comment on Mike's version:
SpamCop doesn't block your email, the recipient's mail server blocks
the email. Your email doesn't pass through SpamCop's mail servers and
we have no way of blocking or bouncing your email. The blocking is
based not on your email address (which looks like
username at example.com), but on the IP address (which looks like
10.123.123.123). Such an IP address is often called an IP for short.
This IP address is assigned to the mail server you use, which is
probably run by your internet service provider (ISP). You may share
this same server with hundreds or thousands of their other customers.
If one of their other customers is sending spam through that shared
mail server, it will cause the IP address of that mail server to be
put on the blocklist.
Hopefully this doesn't make it too wordy, but the #1 complaint, I
think, is "why are you blocking me". We need to emphasize that the
block isn't targetted at the individual who comes here complaining (in
Another possibility, maybe near the end or in the last paragraph is
Responsible ISP's will remove spammers quickly from their systems.
This keeps their mail servers from being blocked. If your own mail is
blocked regularly, you may want to ask your ISP what they are doing
about spam sent from their network.
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